Interest in Darksiders 3 Measured by Darksiders 2 Remaster, Dev Says

Darksiders 2 HD re-release was "just the start."


Nordic Games, the Swedish publisher that acquired the Darksiders property from THQ following its bankruptcy, has discussed plans for a third entry in the series, suggesting the recent re-release of Darksiders 2 was a way to warm up its audience.

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Posting on the Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition Steam discussion board, Nordic Games executive producer said the high-definition re-release was "just the start."

He continued: "Since we acquired the franchise we were looking for options for doing a Darksiders 3. The remaster was just a way to get some spotlight on the franchise again, reactivate the community and have a better starting position for Darksiders 3."

Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition was developed by Gunfire Games, a studio staffed "almost entirely" of people who worked on the first two Darksiders titles at original developer Vigil Games.

Nordic Games previously said it is considering a port of the 2010 original Darksiders for new consoles, ahead of a full-scale Darksiders 3 development effort.

"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 2 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 realise for this specific edition."

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