Darksiders II shopTHQ Australian Pre-Order Incentives

Short while back shopTHQ revealed details on their Darksiders II pre-order bonus for Europe and North America. Australia will also get similar benefits, with a slight twist for PlayStation 3 and PC buyers.

Those that place a pre-order on Darksiders II Limited Edition for Xbox 360 or PC will receive two additional downloable content drops post-launch, as well as an exclusive set of in-game armour, AND free shipping!

The newly announced Darksiders II Season Pass given out with pre-orders via shopTHQ will entitle purchases to the 2nd and 3rd DLC pack for free when they become available. If you weren’t already aware, all pre-orders of Darksiders II are automatically upgraded to the Limited Edition which includes the first DLC, Argul’s Tomb (available approximately one month after launch), and unlock codes for the exclusive Maker’s Armor and Scythe set. The new gear pgrades stats and presents a unique design this will help players make a start on Death’s quest.

Well that’s the good news, not for the semi-bad part. The Season Pass is unfortunately not available for PlayStation 3 in Australia. As a way of compensation, shopTHQ will be including a copy of Saints Row 2 with Darksiders II Limited Edition for PS3 at no extra charge.

PC fans taking the digital download road will also get a bonus, receiving a copy of post-apocalyptic shooter Metro 2033 again, at no extra charge.

If you missed out on securing a copy of Darksiders II Collector’s Edition with the life-sized replica Death Mask and matching display stand, small quantities on all formats are still available online, but these are limited and virtually guaranteed to sell out.

Darksiders II shopTHQ Australian Pre-Order Incentives

Jim Huntley, Vice President of Global Brand Marketing commented: “We are excited to be able to reward customers who pre-order the game via shopTHQ with these great incentives. Not only will they get a unique armor set at launch, but they will also get significant free content for months to come. And while the Season Pass is not available on PlayStation 3 in Australia, we think PS3 owners will enjoy the opportunity to play another THQ title in Saints Row 2 at no extra cost.”

All DLC content packs will ship post launch and are new content not originally intended for the main game, so don’t go running to THQ complaining that it’s something that could have been included on the launch disc because it isn’t there.

Head on over to shop.THQ.com to pre-order your selected edition on your preferred format today.

Darksiders II is scheduled to launch for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC in August, 2012. A Wii U version will be available some time during the launch window of the new Nintendo hardware.