Rumours of a new Darksiders game were confirmed last week with the accidental reveal of the title in the description of an E3 Coliseum stream. We knew nothing else about it, and many thought that it would be far too early for a true follow up to Darksiders 3 to be unveiled. Those people were right. The new title has been unveiled as Darksiders Genesis, and it's a Diablo-esque action-adventure spin-off title that pits horsemen War and Strife against hordes of demons and angels.
The game's campaign will take place before the events of Darksiders and it's the first appearance in the franchise for Strife. An early Amazon listing gives more of a clue as to what to expect from the storyline:
From the dawn of creation, THE COUNCIL has maintained the Balance across existence. Carrying out their orders are THE HORSEMEN, Nephilim (powerful beings spawned from the unnatural union of angels and demons) who have pledged themselves to the Council and been granted immense power. However, this power came at a tragic cost: the Horsemen were ordered to use their newfound strength to wipe out the rest of their kind. What followed was a bloody battle on Eden where the Horsemen, obeying the will of the Council, annihilated the Nephilim. Still reeling from the events on Eden, WAR and STRIFE have been given a new assignment — LUCIFER, the enigmatic and deceptive demon king, has been plotting to upset the Balance by granting power to master demons throughout Hell. War and Strife must hunt down these masters, gather information, and ultimately fight their way through a tangled, demonic conspiracy that threatens to forever upset the Balance and unravel all of creation.You can get a first glimpse at gameplay thanks to an exclusive trailer from IGN:
Darksiders Genesis is due to release later this year, and we're bound to hear more imminently. At the latest, Geoff Keighley will be talking to developers about the game during an E3 Coliseum stream on June 13th, so stay tuned for more details.
We've got the full list of Darksiders Genesis achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.
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