Darksiders Genesis, A Top-Down Hack And Slash Title Starring The Horseman Strife, Confirmed

It's a spinoff, not a sequel.
THQ Nordic officially announces Darksiders Genesis, a spinoff from the Darksiders series.
THQ Nordic officially announces Darksiders Genesis, a spinoff from the Darksiders series. THQ Nordic

As part of the company’s three-day announcement extravaganza, THQ Nordic has now revealed the second of three new games that the company will be publishing.

And holy crap, am I excited for this one. THQ Nordic, along with the official Darksiders Twitter account, has officially announced Darksiders Genesis, a spin-off of from the Darksiders series starring the final Horseman of the Apocalypse, Strife. Check out the official tweets below, along with some clarification from both that the title is a spin-off, not a sequel.

Fans of the series have been waiting for quite some time for a game that lets you play as Strife, the only Horseman who hasn’t starred in his own game. The wait is now over for me and many other players, as evidenced by the accompanying trailer for Darksiders Genesis. Check it out below.

Unlike other titles in the series, which were third-person action games with RPG elements, Darksiders Genesis plays like a dungeon-crawling, hack-and-slash, top-down role-playing game. Think Diablo or Torchlight. Anyway, it looks amazing, and we get to see Strife in action dual-wielding his way against demons. He’s not alone in this one, though, as for the first time in the series, Darksiders Genesis features co-op play. Strife will be accompanied by War, the first Horseman to be introduced and the protagonist of the original Darksiders.

The game takes place shortly after the events of the Nephilim war, where the Four Horsemen, in exchange for immense power, slaughtered their kind in order to preserve the Balance across existence. Strife and War are given the task of stopping the demon king Lucifer from upsetting this balance as he tries to master demons throughout hell in a coup. It’s basically a prequel to the events of the series, and one in which we will probably see events unfold in the shadows against the Four Horsemen.

The game is being developed by Airship Syndicate, a studio mostly comprised of former developers from Vigil Games, the studio that developed the first two Darksiders. The game is also among the first to be released on Google’s new Stadia platform, and is expected for release this year on the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch as well.

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