Though it was considered an underground hit for those gamers who gave it a chance, Darksiders didn’t necessary deliver the breakout numbers industry analysts expected. Sill, based on the popularity of the first title with those who gave it a whirl, Vigil Games went forward with development on Darksiders 2, and now first details have popped up regarding the game.

Picking up soon after the end of the first game, players — now in control of a new Horseman, Death — will work their way through the world of the Abyss. Boasting a larger world, full weapon and armor upgrades, and a new loot system, Darksiders 2 promises to be a vast improvement over its predecessor.

This, of course, isn’t the first time that a Darksiders sequel has been teased, but with first details popping up, it makes it all the more real. The game’s storyline — the four Horseman of the apocalypse fighting to restore humanity — is a very interesting concept, and one that fans of the first game were dying to see continue.

It is unfortunate that the first game’s protagonist War will take a back seat to Death, but Darksiders‘ primary focus was the weapons, each of which outdid the next in usefulness and creativity.

As Game Informer’s cover story, there are plenty of details still to come, with these hints of a loot system and storyline being the first. The magazine is set to hit newsstands early next week (conveniently during E3 2011), so fans of Darksiders who are looking to hear more on the sequel should definitely pick up a copy.

If you are intrigued by the game’s concept, but have yet to check out Darksiders, we highly recommend you do. Playing much like an HD version of Legend of Zelda, Darksiders offered the traditional self-contained dungeon levels gamers love, but combined it with much more active melee combat.

Stick tuned to Game Rant for more Darksiders 2 details in the coming weeks.

Are you interested in returning to the role of a Horseman for Darksiders 2? How would you like to see the sequel improve upon its predecessor?

Source: Game Informer