As a long-time fan of the Darksiders franchise, and having had intimate discussions with many of the devs over the course of the series' history, to see a split Vigil Games -- now part Gunfire Games and part Airship Syndicate, respectively -- picking themselves up by their straps and just delivering more Darksiders... is just really warming. Like, brimfire warming.
Today, Airship and THQ NOrdic released full details on the release date for their forthcoming Darksiders Genesis -- a top-down action brawler featuring co-op and, more importantly, couch co-op that will be first coming to PC, this December 5.
Darksiders Genesis features the debut of the fourth and final horsemen – STRIFE – who can battle alongside his brother and fellow horsemen WAR in the first ever Darksiders two-player co-op mode. Solo players will be able to alternate between STRIFE and WAR on the fly, taking advantage of STRIFE’s ranged and WAR’s melee style attacks. Both characters can build up a special attack meter that, when activated, temporarily turns them into a colossal creature that leaves epic destruction in its wake.An absolutely amazing CG-then-gameplay trailer for this announcement has also dropped, and we urge you to check it out. Check it out embedded below.