It looks like we were all right in guessing what THQ Nordic was going to announce as we have Darksiders Genesis here just before the big showing at E3. This would be their next title in the franchise and it is a prequel to it all. Not only that, but we get to finally see Strife in action in the franchise. The mix in Darksiders Genesis is now a top-down action-RPG instead of the usual gameplay we are used to. Wait. What? Yep, you read that all right and now we can look forward to what this will offer up to all of us fans out there on the PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.
Putting all of that aside, we do have the announcement for Darksiders Genesis and we will see War and Strife taking on Lucifer and his demons before the first game. There is some kind of plot in the works from the lord of darkness that is outside of the end of times that we already had a chance to experience. This is where the Diablo-like gameplay comes in so the brothers can team up and hunt down the demons, angels, and everything else along the way to set up Darksiders. It sounds odd and a bold direction to go with the franchise, but I will take it. Then we may, hopefully, get to see Strife in full motion in a fourth full version of it all. We will see here soon.
Darksiders Genesis — Cinematic Teaser
From the dawn of creation, The Council has maintained the Balance across existence. Carrying out their orders are The Horsemen, Nephilim (powerful beings spawned from the unnatural union of angels and demons) who have pledged themselves to the Council and been granted immense power. However, this power came at a tragic cost: the Horsemen were ordered to use their newfound strength to wipe out the rest of their kind. What followed was a bloody battle on Eden where the Horsemen, obeying the will of the Council, annihilated the Nephilim.
Still reeling from the events on Eden, War and Strife have been given a new assignment — Lucifer, the enigmatic and deceptive demon king, has been plotting to upset the Balance by granting power to master demons throughout Hell. War and Strife must hunt down these masters, gather information, and ultimately fight their way through a tangled, demonic conspiracy that threatens to forever upset the Balance and unravel all of creation.
Darksiders Genesis is an action/adventure that tears its way through hordes of demons, angels, and everything in-between on its way to Hell and back with guns blazing and swords swinging. Genesis gives players their first look at the world of Darksiders before the events of the original game, as well as introduces the horseman Strife.
What do you think about Darksiders Genesis and it changing things up even more than the last title? Do you think this is a filler while the team works on the next full title or will this be it for now? Are you just glad to see Strife in the franchise finally and do you think this form of the game will work for it all? Let us all know down in the comments and then feel free to discuss. When we have more for Darksiders Genesis, we will add it all to the site here. I know we will have more out of E3, so be sure to check back often during next week and beyond.