Darksiders 2 Won't Tell A War Story

Fans of the apocalyptic action-adventure Darksiders better get ready for a new hero to take the reins in the game's sequel, because it appears War will be taking a back seat next time.

According to a report from IGN, THQ core games guy Danny Bilson says that Darksiders 2, which is due sometime in 2012, will actually be set during the same time period as the original game and for a very good reason.

"It's a different character and takes place simultaneously to the [first game's] story," Bilson said at the IGDA Leadership Forum, "because there's only one apocalypse, and has new mechanics and features that differentiate it a lot and grow it from the first game."

While we dinged the first Darksiders for being a little too much like The Legend of Zelda, the sequel is said by its creators to be more along the lines of Darksiders. Can't wait to see how they pull that off.

Early Darksiders 2 Details [IGN]