What you need to know
- Darksiders Genesis is a Diablo-like action game from THQ Nordic.
- It's coming to Xbox One on February 14.
- The game is already available on PC and Google Stadia.
- You can preorder Darksiders Genesis for $35 on the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).
Darksiders Genesis is a Diablo-like game from publisher THQ Nordic. Instead of featuring Darksiders III's punishing combat system, you're tasked with killing as many enemies as possible from the isometric perspective.
If you're interested in the game on Xbox One, you'll be happy to know that it's available for digital preorder. The game should launch on February 14 and costs $35 at the moment. The price will jump back up to $40 soon after launch.
We reached out to THQ Nordic to see if the game was Xbox One X Enhanced since it looked much sharper than the Google Stadia version we tested many months ago. The Microsoft Store doesn't mention that it's Xbox One X Enhanced. A spokesperson for the team simply responded, "Yes it is, but it might downscale in certain situations." It's unclear what the resolution is, but I would say it's either 4K or 1800p.
One downside is that it runs at 30 frames per second (FPS) on the console. There doesn't appear to be an option to turn the resolution down to 1080p and increase the frame rate to 60 FPS.
Before the war
Darksiders Genesis: Collector's Edition
War enters the battlefield
Darksiders Genesis: Collector's Edition includes an amazing statue of Strife, one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
The Four Horsemen
Darksiders Genesis: Nephilim Edition
Strife enters the battlefield
Darksiders Genesis: Nephilim Edition includes the regular collector's edition, as well as an expansive board game that should be a lot of fun at parties.
Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
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