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Darksiders 2 officially getting new console remaster

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I know I’m not the only one who loved the idea behind the Darksiders franchise. Sure, it was just a dark take on Zelda mixed with Prince of Persia in its execution, but that didn’t make it any less cool an idea. With the IP sale to Nordic following the closure of THQ, people may have given up on seeing anything more from that universe, but with a remaster coming to PS4 and Xbox One, a new game must be relatively close upon the horizon.

As we already knew, it’s called the Deathinitive Edition, it’s a visually updated version of Darksiders 2 that includes all the DLCs running in native 1080p resolution. Beyond the graphical upgrade, balancing and loot distribution has also been done to improve the gameplay experience. According to the press release, Reinhard Pollice, Business & Product Development Director at Nordic Games has the following quote for ease of copy and paste:

We took over the franchise roughly 2 years ago and thought about the next chapter for Darksiders ever since then. Naturally (and extremely excitedly!), there will be a large-scale project based on Darksiders, but for now it is very important for us to take care of the existing games and make those available to a broader audience. Bringing Darksiders 2 to current gen was a logical step for us and the team at Gunfire Games know their trade inside-out, so we easily and quickly had lots of ideas that we wanted to realise for this specific edition.

I just want to pause and point out the truly exciting phrase in there – there will be a large-scale project based on Darksiders. I am so keen to see more from this franchise – I really loved the idea behind it and I hope that they can do something truly special with it. Of course, not everyone played Darksiders 2 before, so this could be a nice first encounter for those who don’t know anything about the franchise. Plus, maybe after fixing the visuals, balancing and loot, the Deathinitive Edition of the game will one that’s way more worthwhile to play than the original. The remaster releases on PS4 and Xbox One this winter (which in the Southern Hemisphere means our summer).

We aren’t even at E3 yet and the remake/remaster announcements just keep coming. How many more franchises do you think will be getting this treatment before the week is up?

Last Updated: June 12, 2015

67 Comments

  1. Jonah Cash

    June 12, 2015 at 07:44

    I will double dip with a smile! Loved both Darksiders games. The way Death moved in 2 was very much like an animal, they nailed his movement… Hope the next one is co-op, that would be epic.
    PS I have been loadshed from 06:00 this morning, most ridiculous time of all! Can’t even sort my 5 year old out for school…

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    • Captain JJ the_scarrrr

      June 12, 2015 at 07:48

      I feel you man. I couldn’t even do my eyeliner in the dark this morning.
      #selftrolling

      Reply

      • Jonah Cash

        June 12, 2015 at 07:52

        Ek hoop die mense by Eskom kry almal krampe in hulle holle vandag!!

        Reply

        • Captain JJ the_scarrrr

          June 12, 2015 at 07:54

          Ongelukkig kry hulle steeds hulle moerse bonusse elke jaar vir f-kol doen.
          Kramp of nie. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          Reply

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        June 12, 2015 at 08:16

        IS that what happened? I thought you were doing The Crow for cosplay Friday?

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief's Adventure

          June 12, 2015 at 08:18

          What are you talking about, he wakes up looking like that

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          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            June 12, 2015 at 08:18

            That would explain the screams.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 12, 2015 at 08:19

            From his wife?
            (I have no idea where the line is today)

          • HvR

            June 12, 2015 at 08:20

            The line is on JJ’s face

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 12, 2015 at 08:21

            Hah

          • Captain JJ the_scarrrr

            June 12, 2015 at 08:40

            lol

          • Captain JJ the_scarrrr

            June 12, 2015 at 08:39

            I don’t scream…
            Oh wait…I see.

  2. Captain JJ the_scarrrr

    June 12, 2015 at 07:48

    STOP REMASTERING GAMES UNNECESSARILY!

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    • Lord Chaos

      June 12, 2015 at 07:59

      I wouldn’t call this unnecessarily.
      Just kicking myself for realizing too late it was on Steam Special

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      • Lord Chaos

        June 12, 2015 at 08:02

        Just saw it’s still on special.
        I hate you Steam

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      • Captain JJ the_scarrrr

        June 12, 2015 at 08:02

        The game is just still too new imo.

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        • Lord Chaos

          June 12, 2015 at 08:04

          Who cares what you think? You smash yourself in the face with a 3kg weight. ๐Ÿ˜›

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          • Captain JJ the_scarrrr

            June 12, 2015 at 08:04

            Hahaha.
            Touchรฉ
            Clearly I don’t think things through well enough then.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 12, 2015 at 08:07

            Must be the cranial damage

    • Mossel

      June 12, 2015 at 08:14

      You shut your mouth! I haven’t played that game yet! And now I can experience it in glorious HD! xD

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      • Captain JJ the_scarrrr

        June 12, 2015 at 08:39

        Hehe. But it’s on pc, on sale. So you’re technically getting a remastered game anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Hammersteyn

    June 12, 2015 at 07:54

    Maybe…..never did finish it…

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  4. justlikemo

    June 12, 2015 at 07:55

    will be getting this today on the steam sale, just dropped in price on ma wishlist.

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    • Captain JJ the_scarrrr

      June 12, 2015 at 07:56

      I’m also eyeing it myself.

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      • justlikemo

        June 12, 2015 at 07:58

        but theres so many others, 99 % of my wishlist has dropped in price!!!

        Reply

        • Captain JJ the_scarrrr

          June 12, 2015 at 07:59

          I’m personally checking that Sniper Elite 3. I’ve played, and loved, all the previous installments and it’s great fun in co-op. Sticking to my rule though. 70% off or more, or no buy.

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          • justlikemo

            June 12, 2015 at 08:01

            thats the problem, I got 7 out of 18 games that are 70% or more off the price

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 12, 2015 at 08:02

            So loadshedding effed up my evening, I see there is a community game…that I cannot join because so far behind.

            WHYYYYYYYYYYY

          • Lord Chaos

            June 12, 2015 at 08:02

            I can join, just doesn’t do anything. O_o

            Restarts at 7 tonight

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 12, 2015 at 08:03

            Oh ffs

          • Lord Chaos

            June 12, 2015 at 08:05

            The minigame restarts tonight.
            Already on Stage one load shedding from 6 this morning.

          • Captain JJ the_scarrrr

            June 12, 2015 at 08:06

            Luckily we have generators at work. So I came to work at 6:30. Had some coffee, checked out the Steam sale and well, just sat here.

          • Lord Chaos

            June 12, 2015 at 08:08

            I’ve been here since 5:30 to sort out deployment problems.
            I can see I’m gonna have to run my gaming PC from the backup tonight though.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 12, 2015 at 08:03

            Eskom, effing up my gaming, once again

          • Captain JJ the_scarrrr

            June 12, 2015 at 08:03

            Same here. *click *nothing happens

          • Captain JJ the_scarrrr

            June 12, 2015 at 08:04

            My electricity was on and I couldn’t get into the game anyway. So don’t worry too much about it. Besides, why would I play a little flash game if I have The Witcher 3 and other great games? ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 12, 2015 at 08:06

            I need dem cards, since I took a financial knock recently, I’ll have to grind for the cards

          • Captain JJ the_scarrrr

            June 12, 2015 at 08:08

            I already got two. I have no idea why.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 12, 2015 at 08:09

            Did you buy something?

          • Lord Chaos

            June 12, 2015 at 08:10

            Because you failed to join the mini game.
            Got 2 from there. Another 2 this morning from the Xcom and darksider bundles.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 12, 2015 at 08:14

            XCOM!

          • Lord Chaos

            June 12, 2015 at 08:16

            Only due to your incessant ramblings about how awesome it is.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 12, 2015 at 08:17

            What a good minion you are! Master is proud of you

          • Lord Chaos

            June 12, 2015 at 08:18

            Now if only Steam would sell me a sock.

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            June 12, 2015 at 08:11

            I think peter molymoly designed that game. You don’t know what’s going on, you click on stuff and… something?… happens. So I went back to playing W3, where I learnt that Elf heads taste like tomatoes.

          • Lord Chaos

            June 12, 2015 at 08:20

            Take it you spend a lot of time on your knees in W3?

            (What line?)

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            June 12, 2015 at 08:22

            I was exploring. :/

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 12, 2015 at 08:25

            #TodayThereIsNoLine

          • HvR

            June 12, 2015 at 08:28

          • Captain JJ the_scarrrr

            June 12, 2015 at 08:38

            Yes. I did that too. It seemed to work better ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Rock789

            June 12, 2015 at 08:34

            Sniper Elite 3 is really good – I’d say the best in the series. You’ll love it if you liked the others. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Captain JJ the_scarrrr

            June 12, 2015 at 08:38

            I’ve loved all of them. Replayed 2. And even enjoyed the Nazi Zombie editions in co-op

  5. Captain JJ the_scarrrr

    June 12, 2015 at 07:57

    Creativity is dead.
    Thank you CDPR for making Witcher 3 and not a Witcher 2 remaster. You’ve proven that there is still hope out there.

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    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      June 12, 2015 at 08:01

      ^This

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    • Rock789

      June 12, 2015 at 08:35

      **CDPR promptly announce a Witcher 2 remastered edition** And I’d still buy it!!!

      :p

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      • Captain JJ the_scarrrr

        June 12, 2015 at 08:37

        I think that’s where pc gamers have it nice again. We just download a free community mod, and it’s “remastered”.
        Or in the case of Skyrim you just get the free HD DLC.

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  6. VampyreSquirrel

    June 12, 2015 at 08:03

    DarkSiders 1 and 2 is sitting in my Steam Library and haven’t been touched yet…

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    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      June 12, 2015 at 08:08

      Ditto

      Reply

    • Captain JJ the_scarrrr

      June 12, 2015 at 08:08

      • VampyreSquirrel

        June 12, 2015 at 08:50

        • HvR

          June 12, 2015 at 08:51

          • VampyreSquirrel

            June 12, 2015 at 08:58

  7. Blood Emperor Trevor

    June 12, 2015 at 08:13

    And then hopefully the continuing adventures of Fury & Strife.

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  8. Peter Pan

    June 12, 2015 at 08:26

    This game deserves a remaster. I never really finished the original though!

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  9. Nikola

    June 12, 2015 at 11:21

    Great games both of them, I won’t repurchase since I have played them quite a bit however I would recommend for anyone to pick this up if you have missed out on it!

    Reply

  10. Francois Knoetze

    June 12, 2015 at 15:44

    ok I love the Darksiders games but Death’s Story ending pissed me off completely. would rather let them redo both as a bundle

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  11. zeemonkeyman

    June 12, 2015 at 19:57

    I don’t understand why they are not remastering the first game as well?? The original is no doubt the best!

    Reply

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