Darksiders 3 is officially coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year, THQ Nordic have confirmed. The newest mainline game in the series originally launched on PS4, Xbox One, and PC in November 2018.
Now the hack n’ slash threequel is making the leap to Nintendo’s hybrid handheld. Darksiders 3 has an official release date set for September 30th, 2021.
With protagonist Fury at helm, this latest version includes the base game as well as both the Keepers of the Void and The Crucible DLC expansions.
In our review of Darksdiers 3, we scored the game a good 7/10, stating that “Darksiders 3 may disappoint some fans of the previous game, but this feels like a reboot of the series”.
Unlike those two earlier games – Darksiders and Darksiders 2 – the third instalment was developed by Gunfire Games and not the original developer, Vigil. However, some of the studio’s original talent hopped over to Airship Syndicate, who worked on the superb dungeon-crawling spin-off, Darksiders Genesis.
Here’s a recap of what Darksiders 3 is all about:
Players return to an apocalyptic planet Earth in Darksiders 3, a hack-n-slash action-adventure where players take on the role of Fury in her quest to hunt down and dispose of the Seven Deadly Sins. The Charred Council calls upon Fury to battle from the heights of heaven down through the depths of hell in a quest to restore the balance between good and evil and prove that she is the fiercest of the Four Horsemen. Fury is a mage, her form evolving throughout gameplay and with it, her powers and weaponry. The expansive Darksiders III game world is presented as an open-ended, living, free-form planet Earth, dilapidated by war and decay, and overrun by nature. FURY will traverse back and forth between environments, battling other-worldly creatures and unlocking puzzles while advancing the Darksiders story.
What comes next for the Darksiders saga is anyone’s guess. Multiple studios have worked under the THQ banner to expand its characters and lore though the overarching story needs a conclusion. Fans speculate that the next game could be designed around co-op, four players taking on the roles of the Four Horsemen. Hopefully this Switch port is an indication that the publisher aren’t done with Darksiders just yet.
Source: Press release