Nordic Games: “There will be a future for Darksiders”
posted on 07.04.14 at 01:24 AM EDT by (@salromano)
"Definitely don’t pull it off the radar. Just watch out."

Darksiders II

There will be a future for Darksiders, IP owner Nordic Games assured. Speaking to GenGAME at E3 last month, Nordic product development director Reinhard Pollice said the team is currently “looking at all possible design directions for the Darksiders franchise.”

“I think the Darksiders franchise is well lined out, in terms of what gameplay mechanics worked out really well,” Pollice said. “Darksiders I and II teased certain things and obviously we don’t want to disappoint people. So we really want to sit back a bit, take a look at what possible angles we can take for the next Darksiders game, and also work with the right people on that.”

As for the staff behind the original two games, including Darksiders II creative director Joe Madureira and former Vigil Games boss David Adams, Pollice said that Nordic is “talking to those guys, but that’s all I want to say right now.”

Back in May, Madureira said Nordic “seems very committed to continuing the series,” and hinted at his possible involvement.

While Pollice didn’t say whether Nordic was close to any sort of announcement, he did offer the following:

“Definitely don’t pull it off the radar. Just watch out. Check out what we’re announcing. There will be a future for Darksiders. There has to be a future for Darksiders and it will be awesome. Darksiders is always awesome and it will continue to be awesome. It’s a rule. That’s like a rule. In the rules of the world, it is written, Darksiders must be be awesome, or is awesome.”

Thanks, NeoGAF.

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  • Solomon_Kano

    I want to believe. Glad to hear that they have Joe Mad and the former Vigil staff on their mind though.

  • ShadowFang

    With Crytek going through business/money troubles, it would be SUPER IRONIC if Crytek ended up selling their US studio (ex-Vigil guys & gals) to Nordic to make money to pay their UK studio. Then Nordic ended up publishing their HUNT F2P game, and they could get started with working on Darksiders 3. Get the old gang back together… probably on the cheap, since Crytek sounds like they’re in a terrible place right now.

  • Six

    I was kind of bummed at first when Nordic got the IP, but I’m glad they seem to be serious about it.

    When Crytek inevitably falls apart, they need to snatch those Virgil guys up and work on creating some internal dev teams.

  • Elvick

    Port the two to PS4 and I’ll bite. :D


    • Budgiecat

      Moar PS4 ports? Really?

      • Elvick

        No one would force you to buy them, and they’re going to need to do it if they actually want to continue the series.

        They need a way to push the IP out there again on new systems. And a brand new game would be far more risky at that than two ports.

        People love to complain, about nothing.

        • xkumo

          Yeah, no. Games continue to the next generation all the time, it doesn’t mean every past game is ported over.
          You want to play Darksiders, buy a ps3. If not, get over it.

          • Elvick

            Usually successful ones, which as a whole Darksiders isn’t. Shoo.

    • ShadowFang

      Yes. Because picking them up for $60 new for a slight bump in visual quality TOTALLY makes more sense than paying <$30 for both of those excellent PS3 games.

      • Elvick

        Yes because you can tell me what I should want to spend MY money on.

        Buy my games for me and then you can tell me how I spend money on them. kthx

  • NegativeZero

    As long as the future isn’t a F2P game, I’ll be there.

    • Budgiecat

      how bout a mobage card game?

      • NegativeZero

        Don’t give them ideas!

  • bloodiOS

    The first step should be to port the first two games to the PS4 and XBO with all the DLC packed into a single reasonably-priced package in order to attract newcomers and get them familiar with the backstory and the mechanics behind it. Also, seeing these two games running at native 1080p and 60fps (with all the additional perks from the PC version of the two) on the PS4 would be quite a treat.

  • 武神水樹

    Didn’t care for part 2, 1 was good but the game froze and corrupted my save right before the end

    The load times in 2 were dumb

  • Dark_N11

    Good .. I love darksiders especially the second one.

  • MrKappa

    Been waiting to see how the other two horsemen play out so I hope Darksiders 3 comes eventually.

  • Warboss Aohd

    i want to see the 4 Horsemen wreck everything like Darksiders 1’s ending promised.

  • Paul Rodriguez

    That’s good to hear. The Darksiders was great but Darksiders II was amazing. Enjoyed every minute of it.

  • Zero

    More Darksiders = Yes, Please.