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Darksiders novel will accompany sequel launch

Random House Worlds planning 'IP bible' for Darksiders universe

"Darksiders: The Abomination Vault", a new novel set a millennia before the events of the first game, will be released on the same day as Darksiders 2, THQ have confirmed.

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The novel is written by author Ari Marmell, whose previous works include several fantasy books such as The Conqueror's Shadow, The Warlord's Legacy and a Magic: the Gathering novel.

In Darksiders: The Abomination Vault, the Horsemen of the Apocalypse have uncovered a plot to resurrect ancient weapons of unimaginable power. Death, with the help of his compatriot War, must track down and neutralize the mysterious individuals behind the scheme before the entire universe is plunged into a devastating conflict.

Random House Worlds, the Random House Publishing Group's intellectual property creation and development group, will also develop the IP bible for the Darksiders universe.

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Joe Madureira, creative director of Darksiders and it's sequel has previously expressed a desire to work on a Legend of Zelda comic book.
Darksiders 2 is currently set for release in Q2 2012. Let's hope that's next on the list.

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