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Darksiders Still An 'Active Project,' More Games Under Consideration

by Matthew Kato on Jun 11, 2015 at 02:35 AM

Nordic Games has just officially announced the Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition, but that might not be last we'll hear of the series from the publisher and Gunfire Games.

In the press release for the Deathinitive Edition, Reinhard Pollice (Nordic's business & product development director) said, "We took over the franchise roughly two years ago and thought about the next chapter for Darksiders ever since then. Naturally (and extremely excitedly!), there will be a large-scale project based on Darksiders, but for now it is very important for us to take care of the existing games and make those available to a broader audience."

When we followed up with Nordic about the "large-scale project," the publisher indicated whatever's next for the franchise is still being worked out. "Since Darksiders is an active project for us we are obviously making up our minds about it," the publisher told us. "So far we have nothing to tell the world about though."

Pollice's comments do hint at another full-fledged entry for the series, which THQ sold at auction in 2013, but his talk of "existing games" also led us to inquire if the company will give the remaster treatment to the first Darksiders at some point as well. 

"We haven’t decided that," we were told. "We think though it could be a great project and in comparison to the original version we can make a huge step forward."

Since owning the franchise, Nordic has kept alive the idea of it continuing the series, but hasn't committed to any particular plans.

 

Our Take
I'm not a developer, but I imagine that Gunfire's work on this remaster isn't just a waste of time and resources. While we'd love the next Darksiders announced now, the remaster should be a good way to warm up the partnership for a new title. If this goes well, hopefully we'll hear about the series' continuation sooner than later.