The release of biblical hack’n’slasher Darksiders 2 has been pushed into August.

THQ confirmed the news this morning after weeks of speculation that the release date could be moved.

On the game’s official forum, THQ cites time for additional polish and bug fixing as the reasons for the slip.

“This is great news for the team at Vigil,” writes a THQ spokesperson. “It allows additional time for polish and to ensure that all aspects of Darksiders 2 meet the high quality bar the team is targeting.”

“In game development, more time is always a good thing for quality, and the Vigil team is dedicated to providing the definitive Darksiders experience.”

Darksiders 2 is confirmed as one of the Wii U’s launch titles and Vigil’s headcount was recently reduced by THQ, however, the publisher has stressed that neither was not a factor in delaying the game’s launch on all platforms. “It has nothing to do with any other platform releases,” continued the spokesperson. “The staffing changes at Vigil Games have not impacted the release date.”

“The game content remains unchanged, as do our future DLC plans.”

THQ is expected to announce much better-than-expected financial results for FY2012 in May, thanks in large part to the enormous success of Saints Row: The Third.