As THQ Nordic announced via a press release, Darksiders Genesis is getting a pair of release dates, with the PC release coming first. Darksiders Genesis will release simultaneously on PC storefronts and Google Stadia on December 5th. Consoles will get their chance to check out the top-down Darksiders when it launches on Valentine's Day, February 14th.
In celebration of the reveal, THQ Nordic and Airship Syndicate have a 15% discount on PC preorders, making the Steam price 25.49 USD. Additionally, a new trailer heralds the release date reveal, an extended version of the original teaser as shown during E3. We'll see how the top-down action RPG shift works out for Darksiders Genesis when it launches this December for PCs, and early next year for consoles.
Revealed during the inaugural Stadia Connect at E3 earlier this year, Darksiders Genesis is a radical shift for the series. Starring the fourth and final horseman, Strife, he takes on the armies of Lucifer as the King of Hell stages a coup against the ruling Council. Set before the events of the mainline Darksiders games, Darksiders Genesis will offer a chance to explore the backstory and lore of the four horsemen and the Seven Seals.
Not only marking a move to a top-down perspective for the first time, but it also features co-op gameplay, both locally and online. With one player controlling the ranged Strife and the other playing as the melee-heavy War, the two can use their abilities in sync to transform into hulking beasts, able to ravage the ground below.
Though a top-down action RPG may be new territory for developer Airship Syndicate, they are no strangers to the Darksiders franchise. Some of the animators and founders previously worked on Darksiders, back when it was owned by the original THQ. Their previous effort, the stylish Battle Chasers: Nightwar turned heads with its retro machinations, even though it was a little too old-school for some. With Darksiders Genesis breaking new ground for the series, it might be just what it needs. Darksiders Genesis launches on December 5th for PC and Stadia, and February 14th, 2020 for consoles.
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