A new trailer for Darksiders II sets the stage for Death's role in the epic of the four Horsemen.

As you may have heard and/or seen in past reveals, the plot of Darksiders II take place at the same time as the original Darksiders, following Death, who tries to save humanity and clear his brother War's name.

While the moment-to-moment gameplay remains similar to the original Darksiders, the sequel features a new loot-based equipment system akin to dungeon crawlers like Diablo. That said, the game's combat won't feel identical to the original. Death and Darksiders hero War differ in combat style: Where War used heavy weapons and could take a lot of damage, Death relies more on dodging and often uses two smaller scythes.

Darksiders II hits store shelves August 14th.