Death is going to need a little help taking on the hell-bent demons and enemies of Darksiders II as he follows in War’s footsteps, and if you played through War’s chronicles in the original Darksiders, you’ll be able to get some of that extra help in the form of bonus unlockable items.
Simply playing Darksiders and having a save file on your hard drive will allow you to unlock the Pauldron of the Horsemen, a five-piece armor set that boosts all of Death’s stats as well as his critical damage. Also, if you’ve cleared the game on any difficulty you’ll gain access to the Chaos Fang, a level 1 legendary scythe that increases damage and critical damage.
Unlocks are based upon gathering the corresponding achievements for these feats, so now may be a great time to grab the first game and work your way through it if you haven’t already. Darksiders II releases on August 14, 2012.