The thing about the apocalypse is that there are supposed to be four harbingers of the last judgement of humanity. Not two. Four. And with only two Darksiders games launched before original developer Vigil Games closed up in 2013, the righteous annihilation of the mortal realm has been totally stuck, unable to resolve what’s what and get on with the end of everything. Until now.
Somebody over at Amazon opened the third seal and published listings for Darksiders 3 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with a release date scheduled for December 2018 – although that’s almost definitely a temporary placeholder. According to its product blurb, the game features “the most unpredictable and enigmatic of the Four Horsemen” (and not just because she’s, you know, a she, but also that), new protagonist Fury “in her quest to hunt down and dispose of the Seven Deadly Sins” with a… whip. So that’s sexy.
Some other stuff:
- Play as FURY – a mage who must rely on her whip and magic to restore the balance between good and evil on Earth!
- Harness FURY’s magic to unleash her various forms – each granting her access to new weapons, moves and traversal abilities
- Explore an open-ended, living, free-form game world in which FURY moves back and forth between environments to uncover secrets while advancing the story
- Defeat the Seven Deadly Sins and their servants who range from mystical creatures to degenerated beings
- Darksiders signature art style – expansive post-apocalyptic environments that take the player from the heights of heaven to the depths of hell, dilapidated by war and decay and overrun by nature
“But Tarryn,” you’re thinking. “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are Death, Famine, War, and Pestilence. Unless we’re going on the Greek translation, which swaps Pestilence for Conquest. Or Victory. Sometimes even Christ or the Antichrist. The literature is kind of ambiguous, actually. Does it even matter? It’s all made up, anyway.” And yes, that’s basically it, but also in the Darksiders universe, the Four Horsemen are War, Death, Strife, and Fury, so whatever.
Darksiders 3 is apparently in development at Gunfire Games, a new studio comprising a lot of former Vigil Games employees that was also responsible for the recent Darksiders 2 remaster, so they probably know what they’re doing.