Darksiders 3 Teased, As 1080p PS4/Xbox One Darksiders 2 Remaster Confirmed

Darksiders II: Death-initive version could be followed by Darksiders 3 later on.


As suspected, 2012's action game Darksiders II is getting a remastered version call the "Death-initive Edition," publisher Nordic Games, which bought the franchise from THQ, announced on Thursday. The company also teased plans for a third installment in the action series (more on that later).

The new version, which was originally confirmed only for PlayStation 4, has now also been announced for Xbox One. Both versions will launch this winter, according to Polygon.

The Darksiders II Death-initive edition, which has been updated to run in native 1080p and features better lighting, as well as improved character and environmental visuals, will come with all previously released DLC. Pricing was not announced.

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The new version of Darksiders II is in development at Gunfire Games, which is reportedly staffed "almost entirely" of people who worked on the Darksiders at original developer Vigil Games.

"This isn't a simple port," the developer said on its website. "We've put a lot of time to improve both the visuals and gameplay to make it on par with current releases. It's been fun adding more polish to a game that is near and dear to our hearts."

Looking further ahead, Nordic Games also said it is considering a port of the 2010 original Darksiders for new consoles, and is also thinking about Darksiders III.

"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," the company said in a statement. "Bringing Darksiders II 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 realize for this specific edition."

For lots more on the new version of Darksiders II, the formation of Gunfire Games, and the THQ fallout, be sure to read Polygon's full feature.

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