Darksiders III is Officially a Thing

Posted on 02 May 2017 by
L Coulsen

A vicious pirate once said, “Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a time.” A beautiful sentiment, but not one grounded in fact. Because death is back in 2018. However, in Darksiders III, players will take on the role of a different horseman, the enigmatic Mage, FURYA demonic presence so bad ass, his name shouts itself at you.

THQ Nordic are working closely with Gunfire Games, who consists mostly of the original development team for the Darksiders series after the untimely demise of the original THQ. So fear not! This is not some half cocked, wannabe attempt to revive a franchise without any clue what the hell they’re actually doing. These guys all know their shit, and this bodes very well for the future of the other IPs THQ Nordic snapped up.

If they can make arrangements to work without external studios for what, let’s be honest, is a rather niche series. Maybe they can finally make me happy, have a nice (liquid) lunch with Jim Boone…and bring back Red Faction!

Darksiders III is intended to release some time in 2018 across all major platforms.


Official Press Release

Vienna, Austria, May 2, 2017. – THQ Nordic today announced that hack-n-slash action adventure Darksiders® III is currently in development for PC, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox® One, and is slated for release in 2018.

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,” said Lars Wingefors, Co-Founder and Group CEO, THQ Nordic AB.

The company also announced that it is working with the team at Gunfire Games, which is largely comprised of the original creators of the Darksiders franchise, on development of the long and highly-anticipated project.

The Gunfire team brings an intimate involvement with every aspect of the Darksiders franchise since its inception,” said Reinhard Pollice, Director of Business and Product Development, THQ Nordic. “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!”


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