Update: Darksiders III has now been officially unveiled with a new trailer, which you can watch below (via IGN):
The game will arrive in 2018 and is in development at Gunfire Games, a studio that incorporates many ex-Vigil Games employees who worked on the original Darksiders and its sequel.
“After countless rumors, a major catalogue acquisition, and even a corporate re-brand, the team at THQ Nordic is thrilled to finally confirm plans for Darksiders III, said publisher THQ Nordic’s group CEO, Lars Wingefors.
Original story: Darksiders III has been leaked for PS4, Xbox One, and PC by retailer Amazon. The series’ creative director had indicated the franchise had a future after previous publisher THQ’s collapse, but no new game has so far been officially unveiled.
Now, thanks to a product page listed on Amazon, we have more details. The description states you’ll play as a mage named Fury and that you’ll need to “harness [her] magic to unleash her various forms–each granting her access to new weapons, moves, and traversal abilities.”
The listing goes on to state that you’ll be able to “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.” Your objective, meanwhile, is to “defeat the Seven Deadly Sins and their servants who range from mystical creatures to degenerated beings.”
Take a look at the rest of Darksiders III’s description below, via Amazon.
“Return to an apocalyptic Earth in Darksiders III, a hack-n-slash action-adventure where players assume the role of Fury in her quest to hunt down and dispose of the Seven Deadly Sins. The most unpredictable and enigmatic of the Four Horsemen, Fury must succeed where many have failed–to bring balance to the forces that now ravage Earth. Darksiders III is the long-anticipated, third chapter in the critically-acclaimed Darksiders franchise.”
The game’s release date is down as December 31, 2018, though this could simply be a placeholder. The listing also revealed a price, $60, and some new images, which you can see in the gallery below.
Darksiders and Darksiders II launched in 2010 and 2012, respectively, while the original also got a current-gen re-release late last year. The franchise was caught up in THQ’s collapse in 2013, with Nordic Games acquiring the rights to the series. A third entry was in development at the original game’s studio, Vigil Games, which planned for all four of Darksiders’ Horsemen quartet to be playable. When no buyer was found for Vigil Games after THQ’s dissolution, it seemed the series would not be continued, until creative director Joe Madureira said otherwise in 2014: “[Darksiders] is not dead,” he wrote. “The new owner, Nordic, seems very committed to continuing the series.”