THQ Nordic has officially announced Darksiders III, the next entry in the hack-n-slash action adventure series being developed by Gunfire Games.
Like previous entries in the series, Darksiders III will be an open-world action adventure title with exploration and environmental puzzles. The series' hack-n-slash combat will continue with new protagonist Fury. The game is set around the same time as Darksiders II, and tasks Fury with destroying the Seven Deadly Sins.
From the official press release:
"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."
See the reveal trailer below:
Gunfire Games is a studio made up of former Vigil Games employees who developed the first two Darksiders games. Reinhard Pollice, Director of Business and Product Development at THQ Nordic, stated that,
"The Gunfire team brings an intimate involvement with every aspect of the Darksiders franchise since its inception. There is simply no team better qualified to create Darksiders III."
Since their formation in 2014, Gunfire Games has worked on Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition and the VR game Chronos.
Lars Wingefors, Co-Founder and Group CEO at THQ Nordic AB, said, “After countless rumors, a major catalogue acquisition, and even a corporate re-brand, the team at THQ Nordic is thrilled to finally confirm plans for Darksiders III. As promised, we have taken our time to ensure that this next Darksiders will be everything action-adventure gamers and especially Darksiders loyalists could dream of and more.”
Darksiders III is scheduled for release in 2018 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.