Darksiders is not dead, says series' creative director as he drops hints for Darksiders 3

Joe Mad says Darksiders owners Nordic Games "seems very committed to continuing the series."

The creative director for Darksiders and Darksiders II, Joe Madureira, has hinted that the series may live on.

Answering questions from fans on his Facebook page, the comic book artist turned his attentions to THQ's Horsemen-based adventure. "[Darksiders] is not dead!!! The new owner, Nordic seems very committed to continuing the series," Madureira exclaimed.

Nordic scooped up a bevy of THQ properties in a $4.9 million job lot auction back in April 2013. Alongside Darksiders, the Swedish company now owns the rights to Red Faction, MX vs. ATV, Supreme Commander, Full Spectrum Warrior, and more.

Is Maduriera working on Darksiders 3, then? "As far as my involvement, I can't say at this point. Hopefully we will all have exciting news about the franchise soon!!!!!!" In May last year, Madureira spoke about the original vision for the third Darksiders title.

The last entry in the series--for now, at least--was Darksiders II, which was released back in 2012. If the series was to return, it almost certainly wouldn't be helmed by its original developer Vigil Games. After THQ went bankrupt, Crytek acquired key staff to form Crytek USA.

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funkerazmain
funkerazmain

Both the Darksiders games are amazingly underrated. Hope we get part 3 soon!!!

Silverspeed85
Silverspeed85

I hope they continue on with the series. Loved the first 2.

bourne714
bourne714

I LOVED Darksiders 2 and would be very happy to see a third entry, buy judging from how Nordic is handling Mx vs ATV Supercross I have my doubts.  They announced it, showed some pics and that's been about it.  The sad thing is that all there doing is basically building off the Reflex/Alive engine and progress is moving pretty slow.   

devrindare
devrindare

I like both the games but I really expected more from Darksiders 2, the game was fun but looks dull like an MMO. If they are making a new game than they should work on graphics and also make story telling and other characters more clear.

Etagloc
Etagloc

both 1-2 were pretty decent games IMHO

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

I knew it didn't die off, let's go Darksiders 3!!!!!!!

asixjo
asixjo

If it comes out on the Wii U I'll buy it.

NaturallyEvil
NaturallyEvil

The new owners said about a million times right after buying it that they were continuing the series, but not rushing to release the next game.  But now that a random artist who may or may not be working on it has said so, it's finally a news story worthy of GameSpot.

jack00
jack00

DS 1 & 2 are some of the best game sI have played last gen. Truly underated if you ask me. People are complaining how it's copying God of War and Zelda elements, how the fuk can that be a bad thing when you combine 2 of the greatest games ever...

Anywho, I want to see the conclusion of the trilogy, but I don't think Joe Mad would have anything to do with the last installement as he left the studio quite some time ago and gave up all rights to it :/ It's his vision that I would of like to see realized in the last game in the serie, now we won't know what was really supposed to happen (story wise).

Flyin3lvl
Flyin3lvl

I really hope there is a sequel

The_Dragon_Born
The_Dragon_Born

DS 2 was so awesome I bought DS 1. Then I got rid of that piece of trash first game. But ya I'm excited for DS 3 as long as its as good as DS 2.

sohail5566
sohail5566

i dont want sequel i want a reboot

Jay2528
Jay2528

I have never played the Darksiders games before, but the way people talk about them makes me think I should.

BlackSheepWalls
BlackSheepWalls

No thanks. Part 1was pretty good for a start, but the 2nd games was an unbalanced easy and boring game. They should have stayed true ti the dark siders 1 formula.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

Can they add a 5th horseman (the horseman are make believe anyway, why not)?  People say they want to play as another horseman, but the other 2 horseman seems kind of dull.


And if the next one kind of chills out on the puzzles, that would be great.  I loved the puzzles, but I felt like it was 75% of the gameplay, especially later in the game and in the DLCs.

Rambolike
Rambolike

Best news I've heard today!  Can't wait for DS3!  And Joe Mad on board?  Wow!

Forcecaster
Forcecaster

I'm all ready to return to the world of Darksiders. Even though the story of Death wasn't the best part of the game it still was a very great experience.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

I loved Darksiders 2, but if they have the rights to Red Faction then forget Darksiders and do another proper Red Faction.  Maybe be like Red Faction 1 or Red Faction Guerrilla, but not like Red Faction 2 or Red Faction Armageddon (except maybe for the repair functionality).

RED FACTION, RED FACTION, RED FACTION, RED FACTION, RED FACTION!! 

Stiler
Stiler

I would LOVE to see a darksiders that is co op where you can play with more then one of the four horseman.

archav3n
archav3n

Day 1 for Darksiders 3 if make by ex Vigil staff and Joe Mad. Please don't have wrong perception that PC is dead anymore. You be plain stupid to think console make more money that PC gaming.

Hurvl
Hurvl

Nordic Games haven't done much to deserve praise or outrage, but I don't think they will turn to the Dark Side with Darksiders (EA on the other hand, with all their Star Wars games...).


"[Darksiders] is not dead!!!" Three exclamation marks - Darksiders 3 confirmed.

Apofis_SG-1
Apofis_SG-1

Great. Really would like to see Darksiders 3. Of course with a new horseman as a main character.

danusty
danusty

darn it! I bought the 1st and second game thinking rick flair "conquest", arn anderson "war", dean malenko "famine" and chris benoit "death" were going to be there and they weren't! I kept my hopes high waiting for them to be on the 2nd one and they weren't! it's pretty obvious they are not going to be on the 3rd game so I'm not buying it!

gamingnerd121
gamingnerd121

Scrap most of the terrible ideas from Darksiders 2, then go back to the first game and work from there. Especially the loot system was terrible for progression, so i hope they didn't keep that.

Death was not really Death, but more of an errand boy as well.

kujel
kujel

Sweet, I loved both the Darksiders games and hoped we'd get more :)

ghost59
ghost59

if the creator of darksiders is making it. im int 

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Can't wait to play with another rider. Finally the 5th game with all 4 co op!

jack00
jack00

@NaturallyEvil Random artist... Joe Mad is one of the biggest name in the comicbook industry. Gotta love people talking out of their asses.

Rambolike
Rambolike

@sohail5566 Why?  The two installments are quite good; great story.  I think the third one will follow the lore and introduce some new gaming elements.  They did tease the last two horseman in DS2.  No reboot needed.

OneFXupdude
OneFXupdude

@Jay2528  DS1's story was better, but DS2's gameplay was much better.  Item management is annoying on PS3/X360 (at least I thought it was), but is handled nicely on the WiiU gamepad.  Recommended you get at least 2 for whichever system you own.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@danusty   Funny!  Not impossible the 4 horseman from NWA/WCW won't be in there, except I doubt they'll have Benoit in there...

Darksimm
Darksimm

@gamingnerd121 Errand boy?.. Well if his errand was to show up and kill pretty much almost everyone he ran an errand for, then yes he was an errand boy and an efficient one at that.

Hence the name Death.

ghost59
ghost59

@Gamer_4_Fun  fury and Strife

Jay2528
Jay2528

@OneFXupdude I think a collection is coming out soon so I may give that a try eventually. 

gamingnerd121
gamingnerd121

@Darksimm @gamingnerd121 I'm guessing that went over your head, but that's not surprising. Darksiders 2 was more about fedex quests, instead of more meaningful content like the first game.

Death from a Darksiders 2 PoV is a weak character, considering he's the most powerful of them. The voice acting is pretty much all they did right with him.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@gamingnerd121 @Darksimm The first game having meaningful content?  I quit the first game midway through because I got sick of going into rooms and it was a stupid tournament room with bunches of waves, and some of them had specific attacks you had to do to progress.

The first Darksiders was shallow, Darksiders 2 reigned supreme.  I would rather go on quests than just do tournament rooms over and over.