Players that want all of the high level shiny gear in Darksiders II are going to have to work for it.

THQ has announced that they would be introducing: The Crucible, an arena mode that pits Death against legion after legion of demon spawn. After every five levels of victory, players can either claim a prize, or move onto the next five waves.

There is a 100 level cap to the arena mode and apparently it get's adaptively more difficult as you progress. All that shiny sure it enticing though, nothing more serious than the most feared Horseman of The Apocalypse rolling out in all of that bedeviled finery.

Darksiders II drops next Monday. 

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