THQ’s delayed the release of Darksiders II until August. The game was originally scheduled to release on PS3 in late June, but the publisher has decided to hold the sequel back in order to ensure it meets the “high quality bar the team is targeting”. Developer Vigil Games added in an FAQ that the delay has nothing to do with THQ’s plans to align the title alongside the Wii U’s launch later this year.

New official release dates are expected to be announced in the coming days. Despite the delay, THQ's stocks jumped this afternoon following reports it had exceeded its Q4 sales expectations.