Darksiders: Warmastered Edition marks the second remaster of the Darksiders franchise that Nordic Games has put out since acquiring the IP from THQ. Last year, the studio launched Darksiders II: Definitive Edition around the same time, so when Darksiders: Warmastered Edition releases in October, the entire series will be playable on current-generation systems. Some could presume this as Nordic preparing its audience for a new entry in the series for current-gen consoles and PC, perhaps the long rumored Darksiders 3.
If Darksiders 3 does eventually release, it will be interesting to see how close it sticks to the original vision. The former creative director of Vigil Games, Joe Madureira, once shared with fans his studio’s ideas for the third Darksiders, which included four-player co-op with all four horsemen as playable characters, and a story seeing players battle Lucifer himself in Hell. Darksiders 3 was an ambitious project, and had it been realized, it could have been a big hit for the now-defunct THQ.
Assuming Darksiders II: Definitive Edition sold well enough, and if this upcoming remaster of the original sells well, perhaps Darksiders 3 will become a reality. In the meantime, fans can look forward to playing the entire Darksiders saga (so far) on PC and current-gen consoles when Darksiders: Warmastered Edition launches this October.