Many years have passed since the original 2012 release of Darksiders II on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. While the game was well received and it did eventually receive current-generation ports, given events that took place since launch, it was unclear of whether a successor would be developed.
Bringing good news for fans of the hack-n-slash action adventure series, THQ Nordic have announced that Darksiders III is currently in development. The game is currently set to launch sometime in 2018, and is being developed for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Although original game development studio Vigil Games is no more, THQ Nordic is working with Gunfire Games on this title, a studio which is “largely comprised of the original creators of the Darksiders franchise”.
Expect to hear more on Darksiders III in the future. With E3 2017 around the corner, will we get to receive our first sneak peek at the game then?
Lars Wingefors | Co-Founder and Group CEO, THQ Nordic AB.
As promised, we have taken our time to ensure that this next Darksiders will be everything action-adventure gamers and especially Darksiders loyalists could dream of and more.
Reinhard Pollice | Director of Business and Product Development, THQ Nordic
The Gunfire team brings an intimate involvement with every aspect of the Darksiders franchise since its inception. There is simply no team better qualified to create Darksiders III, beginning with our unpredictable and enigmatic hero FURY – a mage who is considered the most powerful of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse!
Below is an initial storyline synopsis of Darksiders III, provided by THQ Nordic:
Return to an apocalyptic planet Earth in Darksiders III, a hack-n-slash action adventure where players take on the role of FURY in her quest to hunt down and dispose of the Seven Deadly Sins. The Charred Council calls upon Fury to battle from the heights of heaven down through the depths of hell in a quest to restore humanity and prove that she is the most powerful of the Horsemen. As a mage, FURY relies on her whip and magic to restore the balance between good and evil.