Darksiders II is a mere week away from release and we couldn’t be more excited, well, I couldn’t be more excited as I have a review copy on the way alongside Sleeping Dogs. Two open world games in one week…ugh. Anyways, IGN revealed today a new mode that is found in Darksiders II titled, The Crucible.

The Crucible is progressively unlocked during your playthrough of the game and is essentially a survival arena. Visiting the Tome Stone is basically your hub for trading and receiving in-game equipment. Using an item called the Tarot card; you will unlock new stages periodically of the 100 stages available. After you complete five stages you are able to opt out and unlock a prize, or keep going to obtain something that could possibly be better. Some items are actually only available by completing the Crucible challenges.

Checkout some footage compiled by IGN of The Crucible below.

Darksiders II releases on August 14th on the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. It has also been confirmed to be a Wii U launch title. If you want to learn more about the game, be sure to check out our in-depth preview of the game. There’s also a few new screens we have to share with you as well, check them out just below.

Nick Calandra
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