Darksiders may ride again

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War! Good god y'all! What is it good for?

I’ve got a lot of love for the two Darksiders games from Vigil games. Pinching the best parts of other games and wrapping them in a completely unique look based on designs from comic book legend Joe Madureira resulted in a fantastic hybrid of style and substance. Pity the franchise is dead. Or is it?

Over on Facebook, Joe Mad left the following message on his page, updating the status of the franchise:

Darksiders– DS is not dead!!! The new owner, Nordic seems very committed to continuing the series. As far as my involvement, I can’t say at this point. Hopefully we will all have exciting news about the franchise soon!!!!!!

After the collapse of THQ, Nordic was one of the many, many publishers and developers who snatched up a franchise or two. I’d be damn happy to hear that a new Darksiders is on the way, and even happier if it also allowed Joe Mad to return to a creative post in that game.

Half the fun of Darksiders 1 and 2 was the look of the game, and I just cannot emphasise enough how much of an impact Joe Mad and the rest of the art department had on creating something that stood out. If you’ve never played Darksiders, you should do so.

The two games are completely separate beasts, with the main protagonists War and Death sporting their own way of play. Darksiders 1 is more of a massive homage to The Legend of Zelda, while Darksiders 2 felt like the logical evolution of an MMO.

But they were both fantastic. Hopefully, third times the charm with this franchise.

Last Updated: May 13, 2014

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  • Kromas

    Never played Darksiders. I own it but just never got around yet.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Sweet, series felt unfinished after the ending of 2.

  • Jedi JJ

    Darksiders got old really quick for me.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor


      • Jedi JJ

        I liked the concept, no doubt. I like puzzles and stuff like that in games but I hate this running back and forth to try and figure things out. The artwork was amazing though.

        • Hammersteyn

          Have to agree, stunning game no doubt. Just nothing there to keep me playing really.

  • Rincethis

    Oh man! Good news! For once!

    • Jedi JJ

      It was until you commented.

      • Rincethis

        Ouch, bit harsh 🙁

        • Jedi JJ

          I’m just kidding. I can’t let your day be too upbeat, now can I?

          Where’s Timster when you need him? 😛

          • Rincethis

            Okay. I was so happy. Now I’m sad…

          • @johnambitious:disqus How could you!! YOU bastard! How could you have saddened our beloved Rince!

          • Jedi JJ

            He’s actually making me feel bad about that now.
            My achievement: Rince Breaker, doesn’t even feel deserved now.

          • RinceBroken

            Hahahahhaa 🙂

          • RinceBroken

            PS. It’s okay, just, for all that is holy DON’T look behind you 0-O

          • Jedi JJ

            Damn you!

  • Wyzak

    Would be awesome if it has co-op like they originally planned for DS3.

  • Corrie Botha

    Busy trying to get through 1 , finished downloading 2 thanks to vodacoms 1GB’s , had these on my steam for while(had darksiders 1 reatil for just as long) just never got the ending of 1, achievement hunting time

  • Purple_Dragon

    Love these games especially the 2nd one. Would love another one.

  • Decembermaloy

    Fuck Darksiders, where the hell is my Battle Chasers game….

  • Unavengedavo

    It’s not like this is new news. They have been saying that they are planning on finishing the series. Read somewhere that they wanted to get as much of the original team together so that the sequels fit and maintain continuity

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