Fun as Darksiders is, War doesn't have much of a personality to show off. Guy was totally straight edge, a loyal soldier to the core. Such is not the case with big brother Death, who isn't afraid to use his wits if the situation calls for it.
As the eldest and most feared of the Horsemen, Death is a cunning killing machine who understands the value of bending a few rules. Vigil designed the guy to be more agile and move with a feral grace, but that doesn't mean he's beyond heavy weapons. No matter what your style, Death should be accommodating.
Check the dev video below -- it's a good watch, especially for Darksiders fans. The brains behind the game also touch on the new environments we'll be seeing in Darksiders II, which moves well beyond the Earth-based settings from the first game.
Behind the Mask: Death Rises - YouTube