THE BUZZ: THQ recently announced that a $99 Collector’s Edition of Darksiders II will be released along with the standard edition when the game comes out later this year. The Collector’s Edition comes with a slew of goodies, including a DLC voucher, a hardcover art book, exclusive in-game armor, a digital version of the soundtrack, and, most exciting of all, a life size Death Mask on a stand. That’s not all, THQ is also giving fans the chance to vote for the cover of the Collector’s Edition by going to the game’s Facebook page and voting for their favorite artwork. Fans are eligible to vote once a day, for as many days as they’d like. In the end three lucky fans will win signed copies of said Collector’s Edition when the game comes out June 26.
EGM’s TAKE: THQ is bringing us more old school gaming goodness in a nice old fashioned, hardcore package. Sometimes Collector’s Editions aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Most of time we’re left with some art work we’ll flip through two or three times, and an in-game item that we’ll barely touch. But this is different, it’s substantial. If we dropped this Collector’s Edition, it might break ground. This is something for fans to truly get excited for.