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THQ Nordic reveals Darksiders III

THQ Nordic reveals Darksiders III

THQ Nordic has formally revealed Darksiders III, the third entry set to release in 2018 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game is developed by Gunfire Games, a studio comprised of former devs from Vigil Games. Players will control Fury, the mage of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. First screens inside, we'll share the CG trailer once the exclusivity drops.



THQ Nordic Announces Darksiders® III


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!”

Meet FURY: http://bit.ly/2pyxmbH
For more information check: http://darksiders.com
https://www.facebook.com/Darksiders
https://twitter.com/darksiders

About Darksiders III
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. The expansive, Darksiders III game world is presented as an open-ended, living, free-form planet Earth that is dilapidated by war and decay, and overrun by nature. FURY will move back and forth between environments to uncover secrets while advancing the Darksiders III story. More on Darksiders III here http://darksiders.com

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Commented on 2017-05-02 21:41:55
Nice, but the visual are extremelly underwhelming. Like a new iteration that really is a HDmaster of a long lost found copy of a original Xbox/ps2 prequel to darksiders 1.
Commented on 2017-05-02 22:07:03
Yes, the graphics look dated, but as long as the gameplay and RPG systems are solid, it will be fun to play it. The fact that she's a mage and has whips, could be similar to a God of War combat system, but whether that ends up true or not, it has the potential to be fun. Hopefully, it's less like Darksiders 2 and more like Darksiders 1.

PS. Any timetable on when we can expect the CG trailer's exclusivity to end?
Commented on 2017-05-03 00:05:13
One of the worst looking character designs i think i've ever seen.
Commented on 2017-05-03 00:07:46 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
One of the worst looking character designs i think i've ever seen.
Yeah, it's really, REALLY bad. And i mean...it doesn't even fit with the previous games. Since when did any of these games look like Bratz dolls gone goth? :P
Commented on 2017-05-03 04:29:40
I honestly hate seeing female characters with heels in games. Just never seems practical. She's a warrior, she should dress like a warrior.
Commented on 2017-05-03 04:56:50 In reply to Dre_realla
Posted by Dre_realla
I honestly hate seeing female characters with heels in games. Just never seems practical. She's a warrior, she should dress like a warrior.
she is fighting demons with magical powers and you are worried about heels?.... lulz
Commented on 2017-05-03 06:34:07
So much hate in here. I think it looks great, and I'm super happy to see the franchise kept alive after everything that has happened.
Commented on 2017-05-03 11:28:48 In reply to Dre_realla
Posted by Dre_realla
I honestly hate seeing female characters with heels in games. Just never seems practical. She's a warrior, she should dress like a warrior.
heels and titty armour...the staple of the games industry apparently. lol
Commented on 2017-05-03 11:39:55
If you can fight like the best of them in heels, that means you are good. It's empowering :P
Commented on 2017-05-03 15:03:40
Looks great despite what everybody else says here ...what is wrong with you guys??

have you guys ever worked on something for months or years? what would you do if someone called your work trash?

put yourselves in their shows be more appreciative
Commented on 2017-05-03 15:15:16
shoes*
Commented on 2017-05-03 15:24:02 In reply to 2040
Posted by 2040
Looks great despite what everybody else says here ...what is wrong with you guys??

have you guys ever worked on something for months or years? what would you do if someone called your work trash?

put yourselves in their shows be more appreciative
It sorta comes with the territory of putting your stuff out there man. Just because someone spent time making something doesn't mean it's exempt from scrutiny and/or criticism. I've had work i put out there called "comically bad" by reviewers, i didn't shit my pants and die.
Commented on 2017-05-03 15:38:55
it's weird because I thought Darksiders used the art style of Joe Madureira. But his style is gone in these
Commented on 2017-05-03 16:11:03 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
it's weird because I thought Darksiders used the art style of Joe Madureira. But his style is gone in these
Well, isn't the entire studio and everything new? Vigil Games done gone bankrupt, no? :P
Commented on 2017-05-03 19:01:02 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Well, isn't the entire studio and everything new? Vigil Games done gone bankrupt, no? :P
No, while the studio is new, a lot of the developers worked on Darksiders 1 and 2. Though Joe Madureira, the lead artist of the first 2 games and comics, is not working on Darksiders 3, hence why the characters' designs look different. He is also the series creator and one of Vigil Games' co-founders. So his absence will be missed/felt.

Though this can also mean that the game might be better than the previous 2 in other areas. New management and all that it entails. However, Joe Madureira said he's keeping a close eye on the game's development and will help any way he can so that the game is as great as it can be.

From IGN's article:

"Gunfire Games' development team includes multiple ex-Vigil Games employees who worked on Darksiders and Darksiders 2, including the Game Director, Executive Producer, Technical Director, Lead Environment Artist, and more."

Source: http://uk.ign.com/articles/2017/05/02/darksiders-3...

Joe Madureira's Tweet about Darksiders 3 (one of many):

"No, I'm not directly involved in DS3. Worked on Fury's concept, but that's all 4 now. Purely a @gunfire_games joint! It will rock! Trust! <3"

"That said, we are close with GF and @THQNordic and they know they have our full support any time! Huge congrats to all involved!"

Source: https://twitter.com/JoeMadx/status/859487393476423...
Commented on 2017-05-03 19:27:01 In reply to Megido
This message is in "Boulet Time" (TM), If you still *really* want to see it, click here

Commented on 2017-05-03 19:27:38 In reply to 2040
Posted by 2040
Listen kid i dont give a rats crack what you did. Cause you have some stupid opinion doesn't mean you have to spread it like viruse. Keep it to your god damn self learn some respect that i'm pretty sure you parents faild to teach you.
Are you trying to be ironic or something?
Commented on 2017-05-03 19:35:08 In reply to 2040
Posted by 2040
Looks great despite what everybody else says here ...what is wrong with you guys??

have you guys ever worked on something for months or years? what would you do if someone called your work trash?

put yourselves in their shows be more appreciative
You were mollycoddled as a child wearn't you? Lol.

http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view7/4545011/leave-bri...
Commented on 2017-05-03 19:53:24 In reply to 2040
Posted by 2040
Listen kid i dont give a rats crack what you did.
get off the internet, grandpa. what the hell.
Commented on 2017-05-03 21:17:04 In reply to KORNdog
[quote=KORNdog]



Oh no 12 years olds insults alert...
I'm pretty sure YOU were mollycoddled enough lol
Commented on 2017-05-03 21:18:19 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
get off the internet, grandpa. what the hell.
Did your mom allow you to come on the internet? Don't think so kid
Commented on 2017-05-03 21:24:38 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
Are you trying to be ironic or something?
Genius!
Commented on 2017-05-03 22:18:42 In reply to 2040
Posted by 2040
Oh no 12 years olds insults alert...
I'm pretty sure YOU were mollycoddled enough lol
*slow clap*
Commented on 2017-05-03 23:18:32 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
One of the worst looking character designs i think i've ever seen.
It took a serious hit without Joe Mad at the helm. They definitely de-sexified her from her original design. Looks more like a Gears of War character now. Disappointing.

I still think it will be a fun game. It's just uglier than I hoped.
Commented on 2017-05-04 01:23:13
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_darksiders_iii-3...
It's great to see another Darksiders game once more! the graphics though, looks like a nicer looking last gen game.

"Players will control Fury, the mage of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse."

Glad that this was cleared up, contrary to others saying she isn't a horsemen, more proof.
http://darksiders.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Darkside...

it's probably because of the title horse"MEN", lol.
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