Darksiders to usher in New Year, apocalypse

E3 2009: THQ dates Vigil Games' end-of-times action adventure title for January 1, 2010.

LOS ANGELES--Some number-obsessed people believe the world is going to end in December 2012. THQ is a little less optimistic, as the publisher today announced in an E3 webcast that the apocalypse actually begins January 1, 2010.

Not nearly as cute as your average New Year's baby.

That's the release date for Darksiders, the publisher's new action adventure game that casts players as War, first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. When a war breaks out between heaven and hell, War is (understandably) accused of sparking the conflict, and soon finds himself fighting both sides in his attempt to clear his "good" name and get revenge on those responsible.

THQ has high hopes for the title and is already planning on a sequel. In a February investor's presentation, the publisher listed Darksiders 2 on its release calendar for its fiscal 2012 (which runs from April 1, 2011, to March 31, 2012).

Darksiders will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. For more on the game and the rest of THQ's lineup, check out GameSpot's continuing coverage of E3 2009.

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35 comments
XCyberForceX
XCyberForceX

Looks great but looks can be deceiving. I'll definitely put this on my list of probables but wait until I know more about it before biting.

Cetanu07
Cetanu07

this game in 2010 that game in 2010 IM TOO IMPATIENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2009!!!!

NuKkU
NuKkU

this game wont be that good i predict

YoungDab
YoungDab

Wow next year,im not even thinking about this untill december.Just make sure its hot and just keep adding and adding stuff.Never stop untill its like 4 disk lol.

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

In the next game you should play as death, 'cause he's so much cooler than war.

pakhair
pakhair

Fantastic...............

darkgravity
darkgravity

@ shkar ... nobody said 2012 is the end of the world. That's just when the Mayan calander ends... so people started to assume it's the end...

Henninger
Henninger

Yea i read an article on this game like a year ago & havent heard anything bout it since. Im lookin 4ward 2 this game & i really hope its successful & is a good game. This game looks very interesting.

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

I'm glad THQ finally announced a release date for the darn game. i've been asking them on their forum at the website when the game was gonna come out. I'm glad it'll be in January. it'll give them plenty of time to work on the graphics and controls. cause i'm looking forward to this, God of war 3 and Dante's Inferno

batman0811
batman0811

i got to play this at comic con last year and i was very happy with it, this is one game i am really excited about,

faceman420
faceman420

unpolished reminds of that game that was in a 10yr dev cycle.. was supposed to be released on n64 n when got released next-gen got like 5/10 all around.. see, I forgot the name already

BioShockOwnz
BioShockOwnz

There's so many other games. I'll gladly play those and let this one gets the polish it deserves.

alkaline_DnB
alkaline_DnB

wow, i didn't think it would take that long to be released. hope it's worth it...looks good. bayonetta looks better tho.

kissmybuns
kissmybuns

to shkar: the mayans, nostradomus, and a couple of other civilizations that are too small for me to remember predicted a massive disaster during the year 2012. but if the apocolypse is anything like darksiders, it might be worth it :D

theoldalfer
theoldalfer

It looks awful, in more ways than one.

Zombunny
Zombunny

seems a long time to wait shame

shkar
shkar

who said the world will end in 2012 ?????????

Imakuleus
Imakuleus

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jimbob1230
jimbob1230

hmmm, big sword and guns...anyone else thinking devil may cry?

nightmare628
nightmare628

SICK!!! Man gave me goose bumps, can't wait

strangelove
strangelove

JowzXIII, this game was announced years before Dante's Inferno.

Ludovic
Ludovic

@JowzXIII, this has nothing to do with Sony. Both Darksiders and Dante are multiplatforms games made by 3rd parties (THQ and EA respectively). I'm not sure I could point exactly what, but for the moment Darksiders has a little edge over Dante for me. However, I think that both have great potential.

JowzXIII
JowzXIII

Sony is really getting into the "Hell, Bible" theme huh? first Dantes inferno now this?! ive gotta buy myself a ps3 even if its used!.

Toro_Nev
Toro_Nev

just like the others, i just hope its fun when released =D

Merl57
Merl57

I really liked the trailers for this game

kramer_inc
kramer_inc

holy crap how many times will this game be delayed. it was supposed to be out late last year then this year now next did they start over or something

grafkhun
grafkhun

Been looking forward to this since it was announced. I'm not expecting it to re-invent anything, but I just want it to be a fun game.

jack00
jack00

Can't wait for this game...

Mickleohb
Mickleohb

This game looks like a lot of fun, but they're already planning on a sequel? This game better be a full story on it's own because I hate how so many game ends on a cliffhanger...

X-RS
X-RS

i cant wait to play this game. or watch someone play it. me likey syle.