Darksiders 3 Leaked, Releasing 2018 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One

A new retailer leak seems to have let the cat out of the bag, accidentally posting a listing for the unannounced Darksiders 3.

Currently listed for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, the game has a placeholder date of December 31st, 2018. The game is being developed by Gunfire Games, a studio made up of former developers of Vigil Games, the developer of the first two Darksiders games.

The Amazon product description (via Gematsu) reveals some basic details about the game, revealing which horseman will be playable in the game.

  • Play as FURY – a mage who must rely on her whip and magic to restore the balance between good and evil on Earth!
  • Harness FURY’s magic to unleash her various forms – each granting her access to new weapons, moves and traversal abilities
  • 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
  • Defeat the Seven Deadly Sins and their servants who range from mystical creatures to degenerated beings
  • Darksiders signature art style – expansive post-apocalyptic environments that take the player from the heights of heaven to the depths of hell, dilapidated by war and decay and overrun by nature

Originally released in 2010 by THQ, Darksiders is a cross between God of War and The Legend of Zelda, focusing on the four horsemen of the apocalypse after the forces of Heaven and Hell destroy the Earth. Following THQ’s closure in 2013, rights transferred to Nordic Games (now THQ Nordic), who recently remaster both Darksiders games for next-gen consoles.

Expect an official announcement about Darksiders III soon.

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  • AuraMaster DX (austin9568)
  • Mr0303

    Day-1 purchase for me. A bit of a shame that we still don’t get the 4
    Horsemen continuation of Darksiders 1, but regardless this is an awesome
    series and I’ll gladly play it.

  • Captain Vidya

    After nyaa biting the dust yesterday, I needed something like this. Let’s go, boys! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5b9e213648fa7da10c7868db9f5c5d6ef821f62d8451dcdec5eaaf15aa9bffbc.gif

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    Nyaa could be back, but there’s always haruhichan dot com or private trackers.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    FUCKING HYPE

  • Nagato

    I’ll remain cautious depending on how this “open-ended, living, free-form game world” will turn out; I’d prefer a more focused world like the first Darksiders than something more unnecessarily big like the sequel had.

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    Truthfully I could never find the motivation to finish the second game… Is it worth it?

  • Nanashi

    So if the complete, remastered version of the first game was called Darksiders: Warmastered….

    And the complete, remastered version of the second game was called Darksiders 2: The Deathinitive Edition…

    Does that mean that the complete version of this game is going to be called Darksiders 3: Fury of the Year Edition?

  • AuraMaster DX (austin9568)

    Well the story in the sequel sorta revolves around the first but is mostly it’s own story. The combat is more faster then the first and death is a snarky joy to listen to.

  • Rough

    As excited as I am, I’m quite disappointed that they toned down her clothing to be “safe.”
    No longer surprised considering the hostile conditions in and off the industry. Let’s just hope it’s a good one! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fd05fd7b389cd1b8203db9a9745e5179a05b3bc076b6013f6854e25524f08559.jpg

  • Why haven’t we got that yet? I’ve been waiting for years.

  • Captain Vidya

    Game of the Furydition.

  • Captain Vidya

    We’ll probably get one after Strife gets his game.

  • Rough

    Hope for the best. I heard from some of my buddies who frequent sites like Nyaa told me that it seems like there’s some kinda anti-piracy legislation that got greenlit and they’re cracking down on top 20 sites. I myself haven’t researched about this so yeah..

  • Captain Vidya

    Yeah, something something European Union.

  • NukeA6

    Finally a Darksiders sequel and it looks like it may resemble another 3D Castlevania game. I’d buy it at day one but I don’t own a PS4 yet.

  • gwadahunter2222

    concept art is not the definitive design

  • gwadahunter2222

    PC is a good alternative

  • NukeA6

    Yes it’s worth it. It’s a better game but it is less interesting since it lacked the ruined city setting that the first game had.

  • s_fnx

    It’s not a sequel.

  • NukeA6

    It was in the preorder comic though plus Death mostly kept the same design.

  • NukeA6

    Oh no, don’t tell me it’s a reboot.

  • Rough

    Maybe each will get their game first and then the last one will be them together.
    Since the story of Death (DS2) happened between the beginning and end of War’s story (DS1), maybe the other 2 games, including DS3, will explore what Fury and Strife were doing before they were summoned by War when he broke the seal.

  • SevTheBear

    Wonder if they are gonna screw her over to. If so, it’s gonna be a bloodbath

  • s_fnx

    It takes place before the ending of the first game.

  • Mr0303

    I would’ve been OK with that if the first game didn’t end on that massive cliffhanger. If they wanted to do that War’s game should’ve been the forth game before the team one.

  • Probably, but isn’t it kind of annoying that we’re heading down the path where all four Horsemen are out and about, not crossing over with each other at all, despite not being summoned by War until the very end of the first game?

  • Captain Vidya

    I guess they want to flesh out all four horsemen by giving each of them their own game before having the one with all four of them that the end of War’s game alluded to. I don’t think that’s a bad thing to do. The wait between Death’s and Fury’s game was just long is all. I doubt Strife’s will take as long.

  • This is a good illustration of the damage feminism has inflicted to the gaming industry from back then to now, specifically regarding her outfit.

  • That’s definitely likely, but it just seems ridiculous to give each of them their own game, instead of having a direct sequel flesh them out as you played, whether in single player or co-op.

  • Captain Vidya

    I think at this point they’re just trying to not go “and the rest” with regards to Fury and Strife. If Death didn’t have his own game, I’d agree with you.

  • gwadahunter2222

    no it’s at the same time the event of the Darksiders 1 and , the 4 will be the same thing, we have to wait the 5 to be the true sequel

  • HELL FUCKING YEAH. I was hoping we’d get to play as Fury next, defeating the Seven Deadly Sins sounds like a pretty bad-ass quest too.

    I just hope “Darksiders signature art style” means they’ve got Joe Madureira back for this game as well, instead of just re-using assets or attempting to copy the style.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b5ed3c2ecf248c1809d09e6417229c0982b891fe5d4cb61585e3fe0cecebda99.jpg

  • Rough

    >concept art is not the definitive design
    The problem is no longer that when when Death and War kept the same design from the arts AND the comics.
    She’s so awkwardly different that even I can’t defend this: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ac02042def18214973939a8b29b8c0241287e8acad232e087bf57662ce69437d.jpg

  • Rough

    Maybe they just want to tease them being together at the start so we know where the franchise goes.

  • Captain Vidya

    >irises and pupils
    Fix it. She seems so out of place if she’s the only one like that.

  • Mr0303

    My guess is that they planned to have two games, but didn’t have the money to implement the Apocalypse scenario and decided to go for a prequel for Darksiders 2.

  • Rough

    Dude, you’re in luck. Thank the autists at 4chan for this:
    https://nyaa.pantsu.cat/
    https://sukeibei.pantsu.cat/
    Some anon took the Nyaa database backups and made a (barebones) searchable site out of it. The seed still lives.

  • AnarKreig

    Something is off about her design. It doesn’t feel like something one would find in Darksiders. Or is that even official artwork?

  • BurntToShreds

    Joe Madureira isn’t back, but the developers do have both his and the entirety of Airship Syndicate’s blessing, by the looks of things.

  • gwadahunter2222

    Iris and pupils is out of place, if they want to be “safe” show less skin won’t be enough they should have remove the heels and the shot they give in the trailer. I have the feeling she was redesigned but not by Joe Madura

  • Grampy_Bone

    There are two tropes I am sick to death of seeing in video games, and one of them is the Seven Deadly sins. Blech.

    Well she sounds like a more interesting character than War. Shouldn’t she be Famine or something?

  • InfectedAI

    Curious, what other games employ them? Can’t think of any off the top of my head.

  • Yeah, it’s just dumb, is all.

  • Grampy_Bone

    Persona 5