Darksiders 3 leaked, coming in 2018

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Darksiders as a franchise might have borrowed a lot from the likes of God of War and The Legend of Zelda (and then promptly added in RPG mechanics in its sequel), but I always appreciated the THQ-published series for its stunning art style, engrossing premise and otherwise good gameplay. It’s been a long while since Darksiders 2 though, which included the shuttering of THQ, the rebirth of the publisher in Nordic Games’ opening of THQ Nordic and the bouncing around of rights to the franchise. And so, Darksiders 3 shouldn’t be a thing – but it seems like it is.

Leaked via an Amazon listing and picked up by Gematsu, Darksiders 3 seems to be under development at THQ Nordic and development studio Gunfire Games. The listing featured not only a release window of 2018, but a host of gameplay details and screenshots, lending it a lot of credibility. Darksiders 3 will continue the trend of changing up its lead character, letting you take control of Fury in a new open-world experience.

According to the listing, this is what you can expect:

  • 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
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A glance at the leaked art shows a dedication to Darksiders settings of old, with ruined cities overrun with nature occupying a lot of space. For eyes maybe not attuned to Darksiders, it looks a hell of a lot like Horizon Zero Dawn. And the female protagonist in Fury only helps to support that connection.

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With E3 just around the corner, it’s likely that this will be better fleshed out in the coming weeks.

Last Updated: May 2, 2017

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Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff's a bastard.

  • Hammersteyn

    Putting down this puppy I was gonna drop kick into the ocean while a shark warning is in effect because my day has just been made

    • Original Heretic

      Kick it in anyway, you’ll feel even better.

      • Hammersteyn

        I’m gonna spare it for now, raise it, love it and care for it till they announce that Darksiders 4 is cancelled and we have to live in a world where War, Death and Fury got their turn in a game but not Strife.

        • Original Heretic

          See now that’s where I initially balked at Darksiders. Fury and Strife? Who the hell are they?
          When I think The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse I think War, Famine, Pestilence and Death.
          I’ve seen some older versions that replace Pestilence with Conquest.
          Or Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett that modernised them a bit and replaced Pestilence with Pollution.
          Or we go metal and look in the dark of night, where the Four Horsemen ride, and you can choose your fate tonight.

        • Original Heretic

          See now that’s where I initially balked at Darksiders. Fury and Strife? Who the hell are they?
          When I think The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse I think War, Famine, Pestilence and Death.
          I’ve seen some older versions that replace Pestilence with Conquest.
          Or Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett that modernised them a bit and replaced Pestilence with Pollution.
          Or we go metal and look in the dark of night, where the Four Horsemen ride, and you can choose your fate tonight.

          • Lu

            Yeah I was bothered by exactly the same thing!

          • Lu

            Yeah I was bothered by exactly the same thing!

          • Lu

            Yeah I was bothered by exactly the same thing!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Could’ve been worse. It could’ve been Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po.

          • You shut up!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            YOU shut up!

          • Don’t limit me!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            There’s no need. ;P

          • Exactly, I’m limitless!

          • Original Heretic
          • Johann

            Hmm, I don’t think the name “Famine” strikes that much fear into people. What’s his ability going to be, starve his enemy to death?

          • Original Heretic

            Yes, exactly.
            It’s meant to be signs of the Apocalypse. Lack of food, lack of resources, that’s what’s going to kill the most people. Starvation and suffering, they go hand in hand.
            Now imagine a being who personifies that, one that can draw all the sustenance from your body just by proximity. A touch will emaciate you, weaken you.
            What’s worse? Being killed instantly or slowly wasting away?

        • Original Heretic

          See now that’s where I initially balked at Darksiders. Fury and Strife? Who the hell are they?
          When I think The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse I think War, Famine, Pestilence and Death.
          I’ve seen some older versions that replace Pestilence with Conquest.
          Or Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett that modernised them a bit and replaced Pestilence with Pollution.
          Or we go metal and look in the dark of night, where the Four Horsemen ride, and you can choose your fate tonight.

    • HairyEwok
      • Hammersteyn

        No one cares about babies, only puppies

  • Original Heretic

    Never finished 1, never finished 2. They were fun, but I found that I got bored near the end.
    As much as I’d like to check this out, I’m not as excited as many others would be.

  • When I saw that title image I actually thought the new DLC for Horizon was announced! Still, happy with this!

  • Jonah Cash

    Awesome news!!!

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