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Darksiders: Genesis takes place before the first game - coming to consoles, PC, Stadia

Darksiders: Genesis is the next game in the THQ IP, and its coming to consoles, PC, and Stadia.

The latest game in the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse series, Darksiders: Genesis, will star War and  introduces Strife. It also takes place before the events of the first Darksiders.

THQ handed over the teaser trailer,  and the store page on Amazon has provided the details (thanks, Gematsu).

Per Amazon:

From the dawn of creation, The Council has maintained the Balance across existence. Carrying out their orders are The Horsemen, Nephilim who have pledged themselves to the Council and been granted immense power.

However, this power came at a tragic cost: the Horsemen were ordered to use their newfound strength to wipe out the rest of their kind. What followed was a bloody battle on Eden where the Horsemen, obeying the will of the Council, annihilated the Nephilim.

Still reeling from the events on Eden, War and Strife have been given a new assignment—Lucifer, the enigmatic and deceptive demon king, has been plotting to upset the Balance by granting power to master demons throughout Hell.

War and Strife must hunt down these masters, gather information, and ultimately fight their way through a tangled, demonic conspiracy that threatens to forever upset the Balance and unravel all of creation.

Genesis gives players their first look at the world of Darksiders before the events of the original game, as well as introduces the horseman Strife.

  • War and Strife have been given a new assignment
  • Lucifer has been plotting to grant power to master demons throughout Hell
  • War and Strife must hunt down these masters
  • Fight your way through a tangled, demonic conspiracy that threatens to forever upset the Balance and unravel all of creation

The top-down style is very reminiscent of Diablo-style RPGs, and its said to feature all sort of puzzles, exploration, boss battles, and of course loads of combat.

Last week, the name Darksiders: Genesis got out, so the title is not breaking news.

A release date was not provided but we expect that to drop at E3 2019 next week, unless it's leaked beforehand.

Expect it to be available on PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch, and Xbox One sometime this year.

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