Creative Director Says We May Not Have Seen The Last Of Darksiders
Nordic Games cleaned up at THQ's IP auctions last April, snatching up dozens of titles, from All Star Cheer Squad to You Don't Know Jack. One of the higher-profile franchises the publisher acquired was Darksiders, which has left fans of the post-apocalyptic series wondering about its future. According to a post from its former creative director, there's hope. Joe Madureira says Nordic Games "seems very committed to continuing the series."
Madureira posted the information on a mini FAQ on his Facebook page. "DS is not dead!!! The new owner, Nordic seems very committed to continuing the series," he wrote. "As far as my involvement, I can't say at this point. Hopefully we will all have exciting news about the franchise soon!!!!!!"
We interviewed Nordic Games' product development director Reinhart Pollice at the last Gamescom, and asked if it would be possible to continue the series without Madureira's involvement. Pollice said that while it would be possible to continue the series, since it's already been defined, ideally he would like to work with Madureira if they did decide to start working on a third entry.
I understand where Pollice is coming from when he says Nordic could move the series ahead without Madureira. The four riders have been designed, the world's look and art direction have been established, and the series basically is what it is. At the same time, having Madureira on board is great because he was one of the prominent faces for the game, and he knows – better than anyone else – what he had in mind moving forward. Perhaps he had some surprises. Let the waiting begin.