Nordic Games has issued a statement on the matter:
“With regards to Darksiders 3: of course we’ve always been busy in the background, talking to a lot of former team members about a continuation of the series, but we are not ready to announce anything officially. Joe Madureira is spot on in saying that DS is not dead and we are committed, though.”
“Before we can say something about the ‘how’ and ‘when’ of publishing/financing the sequel is concerned, we are still busy in properly figuring out the ‘who’ part of this large-scale project. All I can say is that we can and will not settle for second-best solutions in the case of Darksiders.”
The former creative director of the Darksiders series has indicated we may yet see a third entry into the franchise.
According to Joe Madureira, Nordic Games, who snapped up the rights to the supernatural action-adventure series following THQ’s demise, isn’t ready to retire the IP anytime soon.
Writing on Facebook, Madureira commented, [Darksiders] is not dead!!! The new owner, Nordic seems very committed to continuing the series. As far as my involvement, I can’t say at this point. Hopefully we will all have exciting news about the franchise soon!!!!!!!”
Nordic’s first release with the series came in the form of the Darksiders Collection, which combined both the original game and its sequel in one package. The company acquired the IP in April 2013.
Darksiders was developed by Vigil Games, who shut up shop in early 2013 resulting in much of its staff going on build the stepping stones for Crytek USA.
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