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Nordic Games confirms Darksiders is not dead, but not ready to announce plans

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Following comments made by Darksiders creative director Joe Madureira on his personal Facebook page claiming that the action adventure series “is not dead,” new franchise owner Nordic Games has offered comment on the situation, too.

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Madureira’s original comment was included in a list of answers to questions he seems to receive the most often – a frequently asked questions list, if you will. With regards to the future of Darksiders, Madureira wrote (exclamation points included):

“Darksiders– DS 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!!!!!!”

Darksiders Is Not Dead, It’s Just Sleeping

In response to Madureira’s post, Nordic Games sent a comment to Rock Paper Shotgun, which confirmed that the publisher is actively working on a new entry to the Darksiders series, but there’s nothing to announce just yet – here’s the full comment:

“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.”


After the collapse of THQ at the beginning of 2013, the publisher’s games and properties were sold off to various companies, including Nordic Games which picked up the rights to Darksiders.

If anyone will bring Darksiders back, it’s up to Nordic Games to partner with a great developer that holds the same high standards and uncompromising vision as the original developer, Vigil Games.

What would you want from a new Darksiders game?


Source: Rock Paper Shotgun


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