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!

Source: (via GoNintendo)

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Tyler Meehan
Tyler is verbose. He apologizes for that. Tyler "Alpha" Meehan's first experiences with gaming came from his cousins' NES and the Mario games that went with it. They were fun, but merely brief distractions while on the road (yes, they had an NES in their car. It was awesome, and he was jealous). Still, nothing compared to his Star Wars books. OR SO HE THOUGHT. His love of gaming truly began when he and a friend came together to beat the Nintendo 64's Mission: Impossible, a challenge so intense that Tyler bought his own console to facilitate its defeat. Upon being introduced to Ocarina of Time (an introduction that included, among other spoilers, the freakin' final boss fight. GEEZ, PHILIP), his lot in life as a Nintendo fanboy was sealed in stone. His ability to recall absolutely useless video game information served him well during the Pokémon craze, and helped him aid numerous friends in their own endeavors to defeat games like Majora's Mask and Kingdom Hearts. Those were good days. Good days... The Zelda series soon became his primary obsession fascination, but additionally he was soon introduced to text-based RPGs by one of his schoolmates. Discovering that he had a knack for the English language and a strong love of telling stories, he started putting effort into writing his own storylines. That all got put onto the backburner, though, when he discovered the Zelda online community, particularly The Desert Colossus's Hyrule Adventures 2, an online text RPG based in the Zelda world. He joined under the pseudonym of "Alpha" and soon became one of their lead writers, going so far as to join the moderator staff and, in a year's time, become the head administrator of the RPG. During this time, Twilight Princess was released, and he joined several other TDCers in posting their thoughts on the game - his "Twilight Impression Posts" lasted for several months and were well received by the community. Staying on even after the webmaster was forced to retire, he continued to provide occasional news posts and articles for the site, until it became clear that the site was dying. He turned his focus back to Hyrule Adventures 2 and his college studies, until the latter forced him to stop work on the former. Tyler graduated a few years ago from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Computer Science, and now serves as a software engineer for a rather large company that he doesn't feel like telling you all about (he's a jerk like that sometimes). His love of gaming and writing still strong, he joined the Zelda Informer staff in early 2013 to write a walkthrough for The Wind Waker, but later began using his English skills to become ZI and Gamnesia's first dedicated Copy Editor. When not trying to get Brian to shut up in Gamnesia's group chat, he spends his time writing Zelda fanfiction, planning some original fantasy stories that he may or may not try to publish some day, and playing games on his Wii, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo 3DS. He intends to get a WiiU sooner or later, probably around when Pikmin 3 comes out, but has little interest in the other consoles currently. Also, he can't stand writing bios in first-person. Talking about yourself like that is just...weird.


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