Darksiders II lead combat designer Ben Cureton takes a moment to better acquaint us with the new Arena mode in a new gameplay trailer. The video goes through how Death enters the Crucible and the general rules.
Sad to say, it's unlikely most players will be able to get through all 100 waves -- not without dying a whole lot beforehand. Fortunately, you don't have to beat the whole thing to get rewards. The game will ask every five waves whether you'd like to take a prize and leave. If you ignore these prizes and keep going, then end up dying? Well, then you get nothing.
Darksiders II will be out next week, on August 14.