What you need to know

  • THQ Nordic announced Darksiders Genesis.
  • It is a spin-off from the main series with Diablo-like gameplay.
  • It will be playable at E3 and release this year.

It wouldn't be E3 season without game reveals before the event. THQ Nordic has announced Darksiders Genesis, a spin-off title from the main series that will feature top-down RPG gameplay similar to Diablo. Developer Airship Syndicate, the studio behind Battle Chasers: Nightwar and comprised of former Vigil employees, is helming the project.

From the dawn of creation, The Council has maintained the Balance across existence. Carrying out their orders are The Horsemen, Nephilim (powerful beings spawned from the unnatural union of angels and demons) who have pledged themselves to the Council and been granted immense power. However, this power came at a tragic cost: the Horsemen were ordered to use their newfound strength to wipe out the rest of their kind. What followed was a bloody battle on Eden where the Horsemen, obeying the will of the Council, annihilated the Nephilim.

Still reeling from the events on Eden, War and Strife have been given a new assignment — Lucifer, the enigmatic and deceptive demon king, has been plotting to upset the Balance by granting power to master demons throughout Hell. War and Strife must hunt down these masters, gather information, and ultimately fight their way through a tangled, demonic conspiracy that threatens to forever upset the Balance and unravel all of creation.

According to IGN, Darksiders Genesis will be playable at E3 2019, and it will feature "intense combat, exploration, puzzle-solving, epic boss battles and serpent holes from heaven to hell." It is expected to release this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Google Stadia.

The Four Horsemen

Darksiders Genesis

Strife enters the battlefield

Darksiders Genesis should be up for pre-order on Amazon soon. War and Strife are on a mission to hunt down master demons throughout Hell, and they'll encounter a load of threats on their way.

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