Among all the excellent trailers and reveals for games at this years VGAs was the new teaser for Darksiders 2. The teaser, titled "Death Lives," seems to be filled with shots of the horseman Death, the brother of the protagonist from the last game. 

This would confirm THQ's previous announcement that Darksiders 2 is a parallel sequel, and will take place alongside the events of the first game, while adding another dimension to the story.

The first Darksiders was released in January of 2010, and while it did not command huge sales numbers, it was very well received critically. Many critics cited equal influences from games like God of War and The Legend of Zelda for it's well-exectuted combat elements, paired with intuitive puzzle-solving and exploration. Darksiders 2 will continue in this tradition, with some unannounced features to round out a proper sequel.

Darksiders 2 is expected to be released in June 2012.