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THQ has decided to push back Darksiders 2's release date. Previously announced for June, the third-person action game is now expected in August. The reason, of course, is polish.
"This small delay is to allow additional time for polish and bug fixing," reads a note on the D2 website. "As we’ve stated in numerous articles and videos, Darksiders II is substantially larger game than its predecessor and the ambition of this project requires extra time to polish to the high standards that Vigil Games and THQ are committed to."
The August release only applies to the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC versions of the game. The Wii U edition is still undated. In other words, they didn't delay the game simply to make the release dates for all four platforms match up. Don't burn Mario in effigy.
THQ stressed that quality was the only reason that they delayed Darksiders 2. The recent layoffs at developer Vigil Games had nothing to do with it. Those cuts, if you recall, were announced at the same time that THQ revealed they were reworking Vigil's other project, Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millenium. It's possible, then, that none of the Darksiders 2 team members were fired.
The exact street dates for Darksiders 2 weren't disclosed today. THQ says they'll be announced soon, though.