Darksiders getting 90-minute demo on Xbox 360, PS3

Chris Greenhough - Author

Jun. 15 2013, Updated 9:53 p.m. ET

The problem with doing a demo of a game such as the Zelda-esque Darksiders? It’s big, and hardly suits being squashed into a 20-minute trial.

In the past, this has meant makers of large adventure games have occasionally baulked at offering demos. But not Vigil Games, the name behind Darksiders. They’re simply bringing a 90-minute demo – a hell of a chunky trial by any standard – to the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Naturally, this is perfect for people like myself who have been umm-ing and aah-ing over buying Darksiders. Released on February 25, we’ll get to try out the Twilight Cathedral, the whole first level of the game. That apparently includes puzzles, equipment to find and even two boss battles. Not bad!

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“We really wanted to give gamers a true idea of the variety of gameplay that the game offers,” said David Adams, General Manager of Vigil Games, “so rather than just making a standard 20-minute demo version of the first few levels, we decided to give away this massive level and reveal the true essence of the game.”

Let’s hope this sets a future standard.

[Via press release]


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