THQ Nordic and Gunfire Games have officially announced that Darksiders III is currently in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and slated for release in 2018.
Return to an apocalyptic planet Earth in Darksiders III, a hack-n-slash action adventure where players take on the role of FURY in her quest to hunt down and dispose of the Seven Deadly Sins. The Charred Council calls upon Fury to battle from the heights of heaven down through the depths of hell in a quest to restore humanity and prove that she is the most powerful of the Horsemen. As a mage, FURY relies on her whip and magic to restore the balance between good and evil. The expansive, Darksiders III game world is presented as an open-ended, living, free-form planet Earth that is dilapidated by war and decay, and overrun by nature. FURY will move back and forth between environments to uncover secrets while advancing the Darksiders III story.
Here’s a short clip provided by IGN about the game and what we are to expect;
The game is slated for release in 2018 and will offer the following features:
Play as FURY – a mage who must rely on her whip and magic to restore the balance between good and evil on Earth!
Harness FURY’s magic to unleash her various forms – each granting her access to new weapons, moves and traversal abilities
Explore an open-ended, living, free-form game world in which FURY moves back and forth between environments to uncover secrets while advancing the story
Defeat the Seven Deadly Sins and their servants who range from mystical creatures to degenerated beings
Darksiders signature art style – expansive post-apocalyptic environments that take the player from the heights of heaven to the depths of hell, dilapidated by war and decay and overrun by nature.
Darksiders is an action role-playing hack and slash video game developed by Vigil Games and published by THQ. The game takes its inspiration from the apocalypse, with the player taking the role of War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The game was released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on January 5, 2010 in North America, January 7, 2010 in Australia, January 8, 2010 in Europe and March 18, 2010 in Japan. The Windows version was released in North America and Australia on September 23, 2010 and in Europe on September 24. A parallel sequel, Darksiders II, was released on August 14, 2012.
An enhanced version of the game titled Darksiders: Warmastered Edition was released on November 29, 2016 for Microsoft Windows, and on November 22 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A Wii U version is scheduled for release on May 23, 2017. Darksiders III is scheduled to be released 2018.