THQ Nordic and Gunfire Games have confirmed that yes, Darksiders III is real, and it’s coming to consoles and PC in 2018. With online retailer Amazon having let the cat out of the bag earlier today by way of a product listing for the sequel that, in hindsight, clearly went up a little too soon, the third game in the trilogy has been officially unveiled via IGN with an exclusive reveal trailer.
As per the publisher’s press release, THQ Nordic says that Darksiders III will feature brand new protagonist Fury as she attempts to hunt down and “dispose of” the Seven Deadly Sins, who have claimed dominion over a post-apocalyptic Earth and left humanity in despair. Ultimately, Fury’s mission, given to her by the Charred Council, is to wrestle back control of Earth from each Sin and pass it back to humanity, in the process proving that she, and not her brothers, is the most “powerful of the Horsemen.”
Similarly to her siblings’ appearances in previous games, Fury will have access to various weapons including a whip and several types of magic to aid her on her journey across the “open-ended, living, free-form planet Earth” that’s receded from prosperity and been distorted into a world plagued by constant war and decay. Nordic has yet to provide any gameplay for the trilogy-maker, but you can check out the IGN First reveal below for a small taste of what to expect.
Darksiders III is a sequel to the first two titles in the series, the most recent of which launched back in 2012 and featured Death in the starring role. His, and indeed Fury’s brother War was the protagonist of the original released back in 2010. If you missed out on them the first time around and want to brush up on the series’ lore before next year, both titles can be snapped up on the cheap. We’d recommend starting with Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, an enhanced version of the original released last year.