Showing posts with label Darksiders. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Darksiders. Show all posts

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Darksiders: Genesis Introduces War

THQ Nordic introduces War, youngest of Horseman for upcoming top-down shooter Darksiders: Genesis.

Merely days before E3 2019 kick-started, developer Airship Syndicate and publisher THQ Nordic has announced their upcoming top-down hack and slash action role-playing game Darksiders: Genesis featuring fourth Horseman, Strife.

Also showed up alongside him in action for the latest Darksiders series spin-off prequel game was his brother, War but for some reason it seemed that he never really had a proper introduction in the first place, so here it goes.

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Darksiders: Genesis Introduces War

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Below is an official introduction trailer for War that shows brief gameplay moments from Darksiders: Genesis.




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War will be playable character in Genesis as well as his brother Strife and even allowed to switch between them anytime in-game, thus they can leverage melee combat prowess of the former and long-range attacks of the latter.

You can also choose to play them separately in two player co-operative mode according to your playstyle preference. Known as Rider of the Red Horse, the youngest Horseman will be accompanied by his graceful phantom steed, Ruin.

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Clearly a Diablo-inspired title, the game also has some RPG elements like abilities and weapon augmentations. War will be picking up his iconic blade Chaoseater once again to slay enemy hordes and unleash his fury on battlegrounds.

Up until now, Darksiders series never had a co-op mode and same thing goes for their attempt with top-down perspective. This probably had been an idea they kept for long and now that more than two Horsemen has debuted, it is finally possible.

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War Will Rage On

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Even though all three mainstream Darksiders games were set around a same time period, Genesis took place thousand years early based on a plot that is mostly focused on Strife, the gun-slinging fourth Horseman of Apocalypse.

Neither of both Airship Syndicate and THQ Nordic has revealed a definitive release date for Darksiders: Genesis yet but it is currently aiming to launch on Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

THQ Nordic Acquires Gunfire Games

In a recent financial statement, THQ Nordic reveals acquiring Gunfire Games, studio behind the Darksiders series.

In a recently published financial report of Q1 2019, Austrian video game publisher THQ Nordic has revealed a number of exciting news that are vital for fans of some beloved franchises other than report of their earning and all that.

Among these announcements, THQ acquiring some a bunch of new studios are noteworthy, especially their acquisition of developer Gunfire Games who has titles like Darksiders III and Remnant: From the Ashes under their belt.

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THQ Nordic Acquires Gunfire Games

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It was not clearly disclosed that what amount of purchase price they actually paid to get the studio under their wings but according to official press release, THQ will make good return of this cost within three or four years.

Also, they have no plans to intervene an already planned future pipeline of development by Gunfire Games and ready to support them; starting with recent release of Remnant even though it is published by Perfect World Entertainment.

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CEO of THQ Nordic, Lars Wingefors has given a statement about their recent acquisition that follows below.

With the acquisition of Gunfire Games, we are strengthening THQ Nordic's footprint in the US and are adding an experienced and talented development team that we know very well from having collaborated on Darksiders. Gunfire will contribute with premier development expertise to the group with realizable synergies from day one. It is with great anticipation of future projects we now welcome the team to the THQ Nordic family.

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Obviously, it was years of collaboration between THQ Nordic and Gunfire Games during their stint on Darksiders series has given them a better understanding of each other, which will likely to grow stronger over time with mutual support.

THQ has been busy and making all sorts of moves to turn heads like bringing TimeSplitters co-creator Steve Ellis for a new game, getting a new Saints Row game worked on and reviving Dead Island 2 under developer Dambuster Studios.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition Coming to Nintendo Switch

THQ has announced to release Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition for Nintendo Switch console on September 26.

Earlier this year, developer Gunfire Games and publisher THQ Nordic officially announced Darksiders: Warmastered Edition for Nintendo Switch handheld console after an untimely upload has already leaked the news online.

People were suspecting that its hack and slash action-adventure sequel game would eventually follow suit at some point and finally, Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition gets a Switch version release date set for September 26, 2019.

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Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition Coming to Nintendo Switch

RELATED: Darksiders: Warmastered Edition Coming to Nintendo Switch

An official announcement trailer for Switch port is released with brief look at plot premise and gameplay.




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After a war between Heaven and Hell has ravaged Earth, first Horseman of the Apocalypse, War decided to intervene so he can restore order only to be betrayed by "The Charred Council" and got framed for a crime he didn't even commit.

His brother and second Horseman, Death enters the scene in Darksiders II to prove innocence of War and to possibly resurrect humanity. Armed with two scythes, Death is a force of reckoning and most feared among his enemies.

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Though it was Vigil Games who originally developed the 2012 game, Deathinitive Edition is a remastered version by Gunfire Games. All three DLCs; The Abyssal Forge, The Demon Lord Belial and Argul's Tomb are included as well.

Darksiders II allows you to customize armor, weapons and even skill trees to your preference aside from superior graphics quality. Experience an action RPG like gameplay in a vast open-world full of boss fights and side quests.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Darksiders: Genesis Announced

THQ Nordic announces upcoming top-down action shooter and a spin-off title Darksiders: Genesis.

Most recent entry from Darksiders series was hack and slash action-adventure game Darksiders III from 2018. Today, developer Airship Syndicate and publisher THQ Nordic officially announced their upcoming title to be Darksiders: Genesis.

This top down role-playing game is headed for Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms with a release window of 2019. Genesis is a series spin-off title starring fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse, Strife.

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Darksiders: Genesis Announced

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Below is an official announcement trailer that introduces Strife in a short cinematic and a Diablo-style gameplay




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Although Strife has briefly appeared in Darksiders III, he was never given a proper introduction and the trailer above gives him a spectacular debut. He goes up against a demonic horde to challenge their leader while slinging his arsenal of firearms.

The Council has called him to thwart Lucifer from unleashing demons from Hell to save humankind from his demonic conspiracy. Together with War, he must hunt them down to restore balance through intense action.

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Intense Top-Down Shooter

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In terms of gameplay or storyline, DG official footage gives away so little but Strife teaming up with his brother, War probably suggests for some co-op action feature and we will only be absolutely sure about that upon a gameplay trailer release.

Despite bearing similar resemblance to a typical real-time strategy title, be assured that Genesis is a top down action shooter and nothing else. Also, this is not Darksiders IV in any way and just a spin-off game set within Darksiders universe.

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Action RPG Adventure

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Like any other dungeon-crawler, players would experience combat, exploration, epic boss battles, puzzle-solving and more. Airship Syndicate development team will be launching an enhanced version for Xbox One X as well.

THQ Nordic to do some showcase of Darksiders: Genesis at E3 2019 next week and will probably reveal more gameplay. Priced $39.99 only, the game is already up for pre-order and according to its Amazon listing; it will arrive on December 31, 2019.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition Coming to Nintendo Switch

The End of the World is coming this April as Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is announced for Nintendo Switch.

Apocalypse returned a few months ago as hack and slash action-adventure title Darksiders III from developer Gunfire Games and publisher THQ Nordic is launched on November, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

What about players on handheld platforms then, eh? Yesterday, THQ accidentally uploaded a trailer of Darksiders: Warmastered Edition for Nintendo Switch before deleting and then re-uploading to confirm a release date for April 2nd.

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Darksiders: Warmastered Edition Coming to Nintendo Switch

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Below is the official trailer for the first action-packed game of the series heading to Switch, showcasing some key footage.




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The story of Darksiders revolves around a time when Heaven and Hell have waged war against each other. To restore order, "The Charred Council" sends War, first Horseman of the Apocalypse to Earth in the aftermath of the conflict that ravaged it.

The unintended and untimely leak only suggests that the game was probably meant to be displayed at the next Nintendo Direct broadcast, which fans are eagerly waiting for and now that they let it slip, we are hoping to have that soon as well.

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The game was originally launched back in 2010 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, before seeing a Windows PC release. It was eventually ported for PS4 and Xbox One while also receiving a Wii U version, which had a terrible sales record on the dying platform.

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition for Nintendo Switch will be available at Nintendo eShop and your nearest retailers for the price of $29.99 only. We are really excited for the announcement and hoping to see the sequel, Darksiders II to arrive on Switch too.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Darksiders 3 Adds Classic Combat Mode

Darksiders 3 is nothing like the previous games of the franchise in terms of combat and all it need is just a new patch.

Not only Darksiders III came as the latest sequel of the hack and slash action-adventure game series Darksiders after long departure, it returned with a little improvement to the combat system that is truly inspired from to refresh things.

Although fans and players in usual has considered the game on a positive note, not everyone was too pleased with the newly revamped combat style and developer Gunfire Games took that to account by releasing a new patch to bring back the classic gameplay.

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Darksiders 3 Adds Classic Combat Mode

RELATED: Darksiders 3 Concept Art

According to the patch notes, a brand-new combat mode "Classic" has been added along with the pre-existing "Default" and players are allowed to choose between these two different modes in gameplay options whenever they want.

Just like the past games from the series, Fury can now dodge to cancel attacks or instantly use items without waiting for the animation to play out. The best part of this is that, the change of combat mode does not affect your achievements or difficulty anyhow.

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Some other improvements include the raised level cap of 200 and the addition of a few new checkpoints. Enemies are re-balanced and issues regarding random crashes are fixed. Fury is empowered with given better ledge grab detection while causing more damage in her Havoc Form.

Both developer Gunfire Games and publisher THQ Nordic is certain that the new patch will fix things up and make players feel more like the early games of the franchise. Darksiders III is currently available worldwide on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Darksiders 3 Concept Art

Gunfire Games offers you to witness the concept art of Fury and the Seven Deadly Sins from Darksiders III.

From the very beginning, hack and slash action-adventure franchise of Darksiders did one thing constantly and that is creating a post-apocalyptic scenario in a modern world right. Whether it is the hellish creatures, surrounding environments or weaponry, they just set things as it should.

So, as developer Gunfire Games and publisher THQ Nordic slowly march towards the launch of Darksiders III, the latest release from the series, we got our hands on a series of concept art pieces that helped the studio translate apocalypse into the game from art.

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Darksiders 3 Concept Art

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Interpreting an entire planet consumed by the end times and how it has been taken over by otherworldly beings were a lot to work with but then again, nothing was off limits for the artists to go out for and follow any directions if that serves the purpose.

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The Third Horseman of Apocalypse

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The biggest spin the second sequel took is that they introduced a female protagonist, Fury as the third horseman of the Apocalypse. She is a vengeful mage who is unlike her brothers War or Death and has a lot to offer when she is on the lead.

Also, the game features a near-endless group of enemies that would come across player's path as they stomp though to encounter The Seven Deadly Sins in the endgame. As the story continues further, design inspiration from previous Darksiders game will not go unnoticed to keen eyes.

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Darksiders 3 Concept Art 1

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Darksiders 3 Concept Art 2

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Darksiders 3 Concept Art 3

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Darksiders 3 Concept Art 4

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The game goes deep into the fiery pit of Hell and comes back to Earth looking for a piece of Heaven over and over again. The gameplay mechanics and the plot background perfectly support that idea to take it to a new height.

Within hours, Darksiders III launches worldwide on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for a legion of dedicated fans and of course, to the casuals looking for a good time. On that note, you can also check out Darksiders (2010) and Darksiders II (2012) to catch up with the latest title if you are interested.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

PlayStation Now Games for Halloween 2018

Halloween is slowly nearing to creep upon us and PlayStation Now has some classic horror games for us to download and enjoy.

Halloween is almost here and hopefully you are not waiting for masked serial killer Michael Myers to show up at your doorstep to wish you and then chase around the whole house. Then where do you going to get some solid dose of jump-scares and spooks?

Well, you won't have to look any further because PlayStation Now has some great horror game for any fans of the genre which includes games like Bloodborne, Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition, Soma, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Until Dawn and XCOM 2.

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PlayStation Now Games for Halloween 2018

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Bloodborne
This action role-playing game by developer From Software is one worthy successor of their immensely popular Dark Souls series in terms of freakishly gruesome legion of enemies, savage level of playing difficulty and melee-based combat system.

Bloodborne takes players to the Gothic world of Yharnam where they took the role of a Hunter who takes the responsibility of clean the city of all beastly creatures that has been plagued it for some time while the Hunter seeks Paleblood for some unknown reason.

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Bloodborne on PlayStation Now

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Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition
A top-down shoot 'em up game from Housemarque Climax Studios, this title has an average to favorable amount of reviews on its credential. Apocalypse Edition is an enhanced version for PS4 to enjoy the gory violence of zombie apocalypse in HD.

You can either play as Jack McReady or Scarlett Blake in a single-player mode or even pick both during co-op mode. Though Dead Nation mostly follows a typical story of a virus outbreak that starts an undead nightmare but the gameplay is quite satisfying when you see them getting massacred in an onslaught of blazing gunfire.

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Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition on PlayStation Now

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Soma
Horror works better from a first-person perspective and Frictional Games have probably figured that out before making the game. They even quirked some science fiction twist into the core of this survival horror, which saved it from being so generic of its kind.

You take control of lead character Simon Jarrett, who wakes up in an underwater research facility on the year 2104 after majority of humankind gets extinct by the impact of a massive comet. He then gets through horrors to get to fellow survivor Catherine Chun.

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Soma on PlayStation Now

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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
This particular game from developer/publisher The Astronauts takes you in for a horror adventure that is set in an open world environment. Despite winning a BAFTA award in 2015, the game is heavily underrated even till date.

Focused on the adventures of paranormal detective Paul Prospero, players embark a journey to find a missing young boy named Ethan Carter in Red Creek Valley and what follows are the dark secrets of their family that threatens the life of everyone around.

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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter on PlayStation Now

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Until Dawn
The best thing about Until Dawn is that you simply cannot see everything in it in just one playthrough and kudos to developer studio Supermassive Games for that. Aside from story and everything else, this mechanics increases the replay value for this horror adventure.

Just like many other Hollywood slasher films, the plot involves a group of friends goes for a holiday and things go wrong. Featuring an all-star cast like Rami Malek and Hayden Panettiere, trapped inside a remote cabin in the woods where they die one by one in goriest way possible by an unknown creature.

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Until Dawn on PlayStation Now

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XCOM 2
To introduce some varieties into the mix, here comes a turn-based tactics game from Firaxis Games and 2K Games. After the 2012 series reboot, tactical role-playing elements of the title has been improved and faster combat has been introduced.

XCOM 2 lets players be a part of a military organization that is trying its best to fend off an alien invasion on our planet. As the commander of the army, you charge your squad through all odds to stop the xenos from liquifying the fellow humans before taking over on Earth.

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XCOM 2 on PlayStation Now

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You can also check out Darksiders Warmastered Edition, Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition, Dead Island Definitive Edition, Deadlight Director’s Cut, Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5, Resident Evil 6, The Last of Us and The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season on PS Now.

Apparently, Halloween came this year on a nice note that PlayStation Now members can now download the games directly to their consoles and unless you are binge playing Red Dead Redemption 2 from Rockstar Games like almost everyone else, these horror games are the only good things you need for this holiday season.