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Darksiders 3 officially unveiled alongside cinematic reveal trailer

Update May 2, 2017: An official reveal trailer has now been unveiled via IGN, confirming the existence of Darksiders 3. Although no gameplay is showcased, the inclusion of Fury reaffirms all details leaked previously in the Amazon listing. We can expect to find out more over the coming weeks exclusively via IGN, with further details at E3 2017.

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The latest entry to THQ Nordic's hack and slash adventure series, Darksiders 3, appears to have leaked via an Amazon (opens in new tab) listing. Although no official announcement has been made regarding a third game, the page confirms a release for the title sometime next year.

According to the listing (via Gematsu), players take control of Fury – a sister of The Four Horsemen who wields a whip and magic to combat her enemies. With new weapons and move sets at players' disposal, the game looks to improve upon the gameplay established in earlier entries in the franchise. Darksiders 3 will also revisit an open world, where players 'back and forth between environments' to uncover the narrative.

  • 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

Alongside a confirmation of the game's existence, the listing also provides a variety of artwork and in-game screenshots. Here, we get a closer look at how the game is holding up visually, being the first Darksiders game built from the ground up for next-generation consoles.

For now, we'll have to sit back and wait for an official announcement from THQ Nordic. Although E3 is only a few weeks away, an official reveal may be happening prior to the show. With a placeholder release date set for December 31, 2018, we'll likely be waiting until sometime next year to get hands-on with the final game.

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Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Games Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

16 Comments
  • Holy god. I'm so glad this game exists, it almost brought a tear to my eye. I loved to death the first two Darksiders games, 2 especially.
  • Yessss
  • Meh
  • What is that an acronym for? Mega Excited Here?
  • "Fury" is not one of the Four Horsemen. I thought the point was to have the Horsemen be the main characters of each game. I think it wouldn't be so hard to do Famine or Pestilence. But maybe it would mean coming up with some creativity. So yeah, generic is easier.
  • Agreed, I've actually got no interest in this because of that, it could have been a really cool game if they had thought of some unique ways to utilise one of the other horsemen.
  • Actually, in Darksiders 1, they say that the four horsemen are: War, Death, Strife, and Fury. 
  • Oh. Well, that on itself is a little lame.
  • I had forgotten this.
  • "The journey so far..." What a good news. One question: Did Death set War free yet?
  • Didn't death die at the end of Darksiders2? Not sure if he achieved that target...
  • Haven't finished Darksiders 2 yet.
  • Just recently finished Darksiders 1 on the 360.  May pick up 1 & 2 for XB1 before this comes out.  If anything, just to refresh my memory.  Maybe tackle Apocalyptic difficulty...  Yeah, maybe not, because I suck.
  • Apocalyptic is really easy IMO, especially past the half-point of the game. Also, if you're playing on the Xbox One, definitely play the Deathinitive edition of Darksiders 2.
  • New we were gonna play as her.
  • Yes! We loved the first two. I can't wait to see this next installment.