THQ’s bankruptcy was a messy, messy affair, – can a bankruptcy be anything else? – with their numerous licenses and IPs being picked up by a variety of different publishers, each with different thoughts on how best to make use of them, development teams struggling to stay together and, of course, a lot of people finding themselves without a job.
The Darksiders series was picked up by Nordic Games, who spoke to Polygon and have finally confirmed their plans for the games and the already leaked Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition, which is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this winter.
However, a nice twist in the tail is that the development team responsible for the port is Gunfire Games, who are made up almost entirely of ex-Vigil Games staff and found their way to Nordic via a stint with Crytek. Naturally, they have a quite intimate knowledge of the game, and it’s from here that you can see Nordic’s potential path for the series’ future.
Nordic Games spokesman Phillip Brock said, “Since Darksiders is an active project for us we are obviously making up our minds about [Darksiders 3]. So far we have nothing to officially announce though.” And with regard to a remaster of the first game, he added, “We think it could be a great project, though, and in comparison to the original version we could make a huge step forward.”
Of course, saying anything about Darksiders 3 at this stage would be putting the cart before the horse, what with Gunfire knee deep in development of this remaster of the second, but should it prove to be a successful re-release, then green lighting a third entry in the series would be much more conceivable.