darksiders_2_zelda_skyward_sword_tributeThe artwork above was crafted by Darksiders II developer Vigil Games. On its Facebook page, Vigil Games says it made the artwork as a tribute to one of its favorite video games, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Since its inception in 2005, the developer made two games – Darksiders and Darksiders II – both of which were inspired by The Legend of Zelda series. Although Vigil Games is defunct as of January 23rd, 2013, Platinum Games’ Atsushi Inaba expressed interest in purchasing the Darksiders franchise.



    • Yes, and i want another Okami for WiiU.
      Or at least give us a special version of the HD release so we can use the Celestial Brush using the touch screen.

      And maybe with the boss rush mode at the end removed -__- why must i fight Orochi 3 times -.- its even more annoying than the Forskane or whateer for Skyward Sword.


      • A new Okami on the Wii U would be legendary. I’m getting a strange stomach ache thinking about. Seriously. It kinda fells good though- sort of nostalgia and anticipation.


      • YES!!! That’s exactly what I think!! I was really hyped for Okamiden, but the ds visuals where a little grainy looking and it was not as good visually as the original. The WiiU would make the world look amazing, and the brush techniques would be wayyy freaking easier on the gamepad than trying to make a perfect circle or line with the remote 500 times :P I’m playing Okami again right now and I forgot how annoying the brush can be lol

        and I agree, the final boss in Okami was too drawn out. the Skyward Sword bosses where okay, but that one dude who makes the tongue movements at Link bugs the crap out of me ._.


  1. This is an extended hand of fellowship to Nintendo! Vigil is in trouble, seeing as no one picked them up at the THQ auction. If Nintendo bought them, they could add Darksiders to their arsenal, helping to appeal to more… “adult” gamers. Come on Nintendo! You’ve got nothing to lose with all of your billions in the bank. Listen to the voice of reason!


    • I don’t know. Buying a franchise that resembles another established franchise doesn’t sound like a smart business move.

      Case and point: DK and Mario. DK fell into obscurity for away is just now clawing its way back.

      *Disclaimer: I’ve never played Darksiders*


      • You have a good point. And I haven’t played Darksiders either, so i’m not sure just how similar they are. I think Darksiders fits a slightly different niche though, and maybe Nintendo could help steer it a bit further from the traditional Zelda formula. Plus Vigil said they are working on a brand new IP. So that’s good I guess.


        • You could roughly describe it as “a Zelda with blood”. But all the enemy types, boss fights, moves, weapons and plots are pretty different. The similarities are more in the gameplay style section like the visits of dungeons, finding of objects and doing sidequests (altough they haven’t been introduced by Zelda).



          • What I hate about it is how fast you can die and how little opportunity you have to heal yourself. At least Zelda played it fair by making sure to remind you that if you’re ever in a position of near-death, it’s totally your fault for being careless, but in Darksiders, I spend a long time just trying to find health. I guess your offensive power makes up for it.


      • Case and point: DK and Mario. DK fell into obscurity for a while and* is just now clawing its way back.

        Sorry for the bad grammar.

        Also, I think N could just as easily create mature IP themselves without buying a new one. They have the brains, creativity, and talent. So it isn’t a stretch by any means.

        Again, I have no idea how good or bad darksiders is.


      • Darksiders and Zelda share similarities, but really only in the fact that you have dungeons. And a horse.

        Combat is more like Devil May Cry, there a big emphasis on platforming, it has a level up system, a great loot system to acquire new weapons and armour. Also has side missions to do as well.

        Even in terms of the dungeons, some of the ideas, in particular the portal puzzles put Zelda to shame, they’re really great, very creative.


  2. I believe that Nintendo has already passed up the offer.
    But really, they COULD change their mind.
    As for me, I don’t care if it’s Nintendo or Platinum that buys the franchise, I just want it to live on.
    This series has so much potential. It would be positively criminal to let it die so soon…


    • LOL it’s so easy for anyone to be Bill because he fails to enter an email and have a different icon… but then Bill would probably come back with “why would I put my email on a crappy Nintendo site blahblahblahblahblahblah”. BUT then that raises the question of why he’s on this site at all lol


  3. And what’s touching about this picture is that even in THQ’s death throes, they still went out of their way to make this. Or, they probably already made it and then presented it at this moment. That takes some soul to do. You may run out of money, but that won’t bring your soul down…unless you let it.


    • Honestly, i think everyone at Vigil wants Nintendo to do buy them, Vigil and Darksiders wouldn’t exist without Zelda, its obvious that if they had a chance to work with them, they’d take it.
      I do want Nintendo to buy them though, yeah some people might be pissed about it becoming an exclusive but in the end, the end result is an overall better Darksiders game. Bayonetta 2 is going to have an amazing polish just because they can optimise the hell out of it, id love Darksiders to do that. Plus, with Nintendo being much more open about development, Vigil could really let loose.


  4. I doubt Nintendo is going to buy them. I don’t see why they would if they already have so many franchises that aren’t even being touched.


  5. Maybe it’s an invitation to Nintendo… “hey, why don’t you buy us instead?”

    honestly, i wouldn’t mind if Nintendo buys Vigil’s Darksiders. They can make an awesome studio out of them.


    • Agreed, right now Nintendo is grooming them…..if they turn out hits with Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta 2……I could see them being interested in adding them to their portfolio. They have worked with big companies such as Sega and Konami, so you know people have faith in them.


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