It is no wonder that the developer is fearing for their future when they have gone through what Vigil Games, the original developer of Darksiders has. After the “fall” of THQ they were hoping someone would be interested in buying their studio, but no one did. They went their separate ways, some of them forming Airship Syndicate and working on a Kickstarter, while others formed Gunfire Games. Eventually, THQ Nordic acquired the rights to Darksiders and approached them to work on the remasters, as well as the new sequels.
As Gunfire Games president David Adams says: “It felt like unfinished business”. The team have been given a second chance and that is something that does not happen that often in this brutal industry. Gunfire Games would like to, hopefully, leave Darksiders “in a better state then when they found it”.
Darksiders 3 was finally announced last week, and it will feature the third sibling in line of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – Fury. She is a whip-wielding mage who can change forms as well, granting her new weapons moves and ways of traversal. Her job is simple – defeat the Seven Deadly Sins and their servants and see what can be done about the other Horsemen. The trailer showed her giving quite a cold shoulder to War, the protagonist of the first game, so there seems to be no love lost among the siblings.
The game promises to be an open-ended, free-form world game, with free movement between areas. The signature art style of Darksiders is due to make a comeback as well, with its post-apocalyptic environments, mystical and degenerated creatures.
There is no release date as of yet, but we expect the game to be out in 2018, on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. There is little chance for a Switch version, although the surprising last minute Wii U version of Darksiders remaster did manage to come out recently.