Following the recent release of “Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition,” developers of the game series dropped hints that a third edition to the franchise may be underway.
A Nordic Games developer apparently gave away their secret strategy when a post hinting about “Darksiders 3” appeared in Steam Community. This discussion forum is a venue for both developers and gamers who exchange ideas and gather inputs about the “Deathinitive Edition.”
“Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition was just the start,” said developer MegalomaniacNG in the forum. “Since we acquired the franchise we were looking for options for doing a DS3. The remaster was just a way to get some spotlight on the franchise again, reactivate the community and have a better starting position for DS3,” he added.
However, some of the members in the community expressed their apprehension about what was posted. “They want to put the spotlight on Darksiders again, try and gauge an interest in the franchise before creating a Darksiders 3,” noted one member. “The fact they made this re-release to gauge interest in the series again, and the fact people like you are dragging the Darksiders name through the dirt. How in god’s name do you think that will increase the chances of a Darksiders 3?”
But some offered a more optimistic response to a possible third installment. “I’m hoping DS3, if it ever gets made, goes back to its roots with its desolate apocalyptic atmosphere and kick demon characters!” said one forum member.
Per Gamespot, It was the game studio Gunfire Games which handled the development of “Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition” for Nordic Games, with a staff who previously worked on the two titles when it was still Vigil Games handling it. The company folded up after its mother company THQ filed for bankruptcy, per IGN.
Gunfire Games head and former Vigil Games employee David Adams did talk about the possibility of making “Darksiders 3” in a 2014 interview, per Gamezone. “We want to build upon what we’ve done in the past. Third-person, games with a lot of characters, adventure aspects, player progression, hunt cool bosses, fantastical creatures.”
Meanwhile, Nordic Games also expressed enthusiasm and support for the “Darksiders” series. “We took over the franchise roughly two years ago and thought about the next chapter for Darksiders ever since then,” said executive Reinhard Pollice via Eurogamer. “There will be a large-scale project based on Darksiders, but for now it is very important for us to take care of the existing games and make those available to a broader audience.”