It’s been about a week since we learned of a surprising listing on GameFly, one that stated the original Darksiders was coming to Wii U. While Darksiders II was actually a launch title for the system, the first game in the series never joined its sequel there, and with THQ’s closure in 2012 no one was sure if the IP’s new owners, Nordic Games, would bother to do much with the franchise. Well, we don’t have to worry or speculate any longer, as Nordic has confirmed at Gamepolis 2016 that they are indeed remastering the title, and it will be coming to Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in the last quarter of 2016.
Perhaps due to the GameFly listing, Nordic focused mostly on the Wii U version in their confirmation, so details about the PS4 and Xbox versions of the game are scarce. But what we know about the Nintendo version seems pretty promising: the remastered title will be available in both digital and physical versions, it will be sold for €20 (so, hopefully around $20 in North America), and it will include some sort of online functionality. Many are speculating this could be some simple Miiverse integration, but we could perhaps see something more.
Nordic is also looking to create a new line of Darksiders merchandise, which is great news—it likely means that they will want to do more with the series beyond this remaster. There may be hope for Darksiders III after all!
What do you think of this confirmation? Are you excited to get a new look at the original Darksiders, or will this be your first time experiencing the franchise? Is it safe to start hoping for a third installment to the series, or should we temper our expectations a bit more? Give us your thoughts in the comments!