Darksiders – Strife, Fury and Death already designed, says Joe Mad

Tuesday, 12th January 2010 11:45 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Update – You can see the other Horsemen in this artwork.

While Vigil boss Joe Madureira won’t be drawn as to whether more Darksiders games are on the way, he will confirm one thing: all the IP’s Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have already been designed.

We know because we asked him on the phone. While he didn’t add any detail as to what we can expect from War’s BFFs, he did answer a surprised, “Yes, as a matter of fact,” when asked if he’d already designed the other Horsemen.

The game’s Horseman are War, Strife, Fury and Death, altered from the more traditional War, Pestilence, Famine and Death.

Darksiders itself focuses solely on War and his quest to solve the riddle of a falsely-triggered Apocalypse.

As for more games, you’ll just have to wait for news.

“I cannot confirm or deny this,” he said on the subject of a second game. “But, obviously, we would love the chance to work on a sequel.”

Further work on the IP seems inevitable. Madureira also told us that THQ’s already exploring film and other cross-media opportunities, and the publisher’s been publicly upbeat about the game’s post-Christmas release.

Darksiders has had an excellent reception so far, taking MC averages of 85 for PS3 and 84 for 360.



  1. Blerk

    Art or it didn’t happen, Mr Madureira! :-)

    #1 5 years ago

    More Darksiders = Good thing, IMO :D

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve edited it a bit. The game’s Four Horsemen are a little different from the ones in the Bible :P

    #3 5 years ago
  4. frostquake

    I am enjoying the Game, but this isn’t a mind blowing game. I play the game when I don’t want think and just button mash! Not a bad thing, but mind numbing at best in length. Good Art…would buy an ongoing comics from them, won’t pay $60.00 US for the next game though, will wait till price comes down.
    Hey Pat send me your Gamertag on 360 to DALLASQUAKE…all caps…and anyone else who has parents that are sheep farmers…ROFL!!!

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Dannybuoy

    This is definitely going to be a class IP for THQ and Vigil. If the 2nd game and build on the fantastic foundations of the first game then we could be in for something special.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Eregol

    My copy arrived today.
    Can’t wait to play it.

    #6 5 years ago

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