Whilst Vigil Games, the developer of the Darksiders franchise no longer exists, Nordic Games were the company that bought out some of THQ’s biggest franchises which included games like Red Faction, MX vs ATV, and Darksiders. Fans of the Darksiders franchise have been left in limbo as to whether there would be a new game in the series, and it looks like Nordic Games, and former Creative Director Joe Madureira have now confirmed the existence of a new Darksiders game.
Joe posted on his Facebook page:
Darksiders is not dead! The new owner, Nordic, seems very committed to continuing the series. As far as my involvement, I can’t say at this point. Hopefully we will all have exciting news about the franchise soon!
Nordic then followed up with a statement to RPS:
With regards to Darksiders 3: of course we’ve always been busy in the background, talking to a lot of former team members about a continuation of the series, but we are not ready to announce anything officially. Joe Madureira is spot on in saying that DS is not dead and we are committed, though. Before we can say something about the ‘how’ and ‘when’ of publishing/financing the sequel is concerned, we are still busy in properly figuring out the ‘who’ part of this large-scale project. All I can say is that we can and will not settle for second-best solutions in the case of Darksiders.
As a huge fan of the Darksiders franchise, I’m extremely happy to see something confirmed for this game, hopefully we’ll get some sort of announcement at E3 2014.