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Darksiders: Warmastered Edition Announced for Current-Gen Systems and PC

Brendan FryeJuly 28, 2016 9:50 am

When THQ collapsed shortly after the release Darksiders II, it was uncertain what would happen to the Darksiders franchise. That was until Nordic Games released Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition, a fully remastered version of the second game. They are at it again, this time with the first game in the series.

Darksiders Warmastered Edition will be out later this year for all current generation systems. The PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game will support a solid 60 frames per second. The Wii U version will only sport 30 frames per second, possibly due to the less powerful hardware under the hood.

Darksiders takes place after the end of the world. With each game so far placing the player in control of one of the housemen of the apocalypse. In the first title in the series The Houseman War is accused of bringing about the apocalypse before the designated time, and must fight to clear his name.

Nordic Games acquired the Darksiders franchise from the THQ bankruptcy. Beyond ports, there has been little talk about what is planned for the franchise beyond Darksiders II, that was originally released back in 2012.

While Nordic Games may own Darksiders, the series creator Vigil Games has since disbanded. Many members of the team now find themselves reunited at Gunfire Games, the studio responsible for the Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition along with the Oculus Rift game, Chronos. Series artist, Joe Madureira, has since moved on, and is now working at Airship Games on Battle Chasers: Nightwar, that coincidentally is also being published by Nordic Games.

As of yet no studio has been announced in association with the port. It is also unclear if this is part of a larger initiative to revive the Darksiders franchise. With two more games planned for the series, and the past two games garnering mainly positive feedback, it could be due time for a series revival.

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