Diablo-like 'Darksiders Genesis' launches on Xbox One

Darksiders Genesis
Darksiders Genesis (Image credit: THQ Nordic)

What you need to know

  • Darksiders Genesis is a Diablo-like action game from THQ Nordic.
  • It just launched on Xbox One.
  • The game is Xbox One X Enhanced and appears to be running close to 4K resolution.
  • You can purchase Darksiders Genesis for $40 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 right now. Those who preordered got 24-hour early access. The preorder cost $35, but now it's $40.

Darksiders Genesis is an action-adventure game that tears its way through Hell and back with guns blazing and swords swinging. Genesis gives players their first look at the world of Darksiders before the events of the original game. Furthermore, it introduces the fourth and last horseman Strife, as well as co-op gameplay for the first time in the history of the franchise.

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."

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