The announcement opens by quashing any rumors that the Wii U version of Darksiders Warmastered Edition was canceled. The game’s Wii U release date was changed to “at a later date” in late 2016, an event that likely led some people to speculate that it had been canceled.
With the Nintendo Switch having already sold 1.5 million units, this may have led some customers to speculate that the game would be moved to the newer platform as some games have already done. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night recently canceled their Wii U version in favor of publishing on the Nintendo Switch; they subsequently offered backers the opportunity to transfer their copy to another platform or get a refund altogether.
The Darksiders series of games are action-adventure titles that focus on one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. The protagonist of the first game is War, and the protagonist of the second game is Death. Players progress through the game world completing quests and side quests, solving puzzles, and smashing enemies to bits with the godlike powers of the heroes.
Although two games in the series were released, the next game in the series has been delayed after financial complications resulted in the closure of THQ. Subsequently, the various games companies under the THQ umbrella were sold off to other entities. Future games would have likely included four player co-op featuring all four horsemen had THQ not been shuttered, although it is still possible this may occur with THQ Nordic having bought up the license to the ip and having released remasters for each of the first two games.
Darksiders Warmastered Edition for the Wii U will retail for $19.99 or your regional equivalent on May 23, 2017.
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