While Amazon may have stolen a little of their thunder by leaking the reveal earlier today, that hasn’t stopped publisher THQ Nordic from making it official and announcing that yes, Darksiders III, is real — currently in development by Gunfire Games (whom, under Vigil Games, previously worked on the Darksiders series) for PS4, Xbox One & PC with a slated release sometime in 2018.
“As promised, we have taken our time to ensure that this next Darksiders will be everything action-adventure gamers and especially Darksiders loyalists could dream of and more,” Lars Wingefors, CEO and co-founder of THQ Nordic explained. “The Gunfire team brings an intimate involvement with every aspect of the Darksiders franchise since its inception. There is simply no team better qualified to create Darksiders III.”
Credible the leaked content may have been, it looks like the two previous remasters of the Darksiders series to date — via Darksiders II’s Deathinitive edition as well as the original’s Warmastered edition respectively — were indeed building towards an inevitable third entry. Time will tell if we’ll see or hear more of the game at this year’s E3.