Darksiders Genesis revealed, a hack ‘n slash loot ‘em up prequel to the original trilogy

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Darksiders 3 may have been…less than decent, but it still managed to prove that the franchise which began with the THQ of old and was eventually picked up by THQ Nordic still had plenty of life in it. Darksiders as a franchise, is one that is begging to be explored in new directions. The art style that began with Joe Madureira is unique, the world is populated with all manner of nastiness that deserves a sword to the head and the Horsemen themselves are an ineresting lot of apocalyptic arse-kickers betrayed by higher powers.

That exploration is coming! The next game in the Darksiders series has a name, one that you can feel coming in the air tonight. Oh lord. Called Darksiders Genesis, this new take on the series features the Horsemen embarking on a new quest for the Charred Council in an age before they were betrayed, fighting back and sent to hunt down Lucifer before he upsets the balance between good and evil.

Here’s the full synopsis and a bunch of screenshots via AGD:

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.

A Darksiders game with a Diablo bend to it? I’m down like a demonic clown for that.

Last Updated: June 6, 2019

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