The eagerly anticipated Darksiders 3 arrived yesterday, and it was accompanied by the usual launch trailer. The initial critical reception to Darksiders 3 has been a little…. Mixed, you could say, with a decent action-adventure appearing to lurk beneath a mountain of bugs. The early scores range from a handful of 9/10’s all the way down to a 2/10 and a damaging 4/10 from Gamespot.
Once again Darksiders 3 has veered from series’ norms, this time aping the Souls-like genre somewhat with its huge interconnected world and slightly disappointing lack of dungeons.
We’ll have our verdict on Darksiders 3 shortly, but in the meantime, we have done our usual Darksiders 3 graphics options performance breakdown, including comparison sliders, as well as a useful tip for unlocking Darksiders 3’s frame rate cap.
Anyway, back to the topic at hand, that lovely launch trailer. In it we see Fury heading down the surface of an apocalyptic Earth in her quest to take down the Seven Deadly Sins.
“The launch of Darksiders III marks the triumphant return of a classic action-adventure franchise – it has been a true labour of love for the teams at THQ Nordic and Gunfire Games,” said Reinhard Pollice, Darksiders executive producer, THQ Nordic. “Like much of the team, I started out as a fan of Darksiders, playing on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 when it was first introduced in 2010. Launching Darksiders III and both of its prequels on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One X today – in 2018 – means we are not only FINALLY satisfying an exceedingly patient and loyal fanbase but also introducing a whole new generation of gamers to the fantastical Darksiders universe!”
"Our team has spent over a decade bringing the story of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to life, and we still feel like we're just getting started," said David Adams, Darksiders co-creator and president, Gunfire Games. "Darksiders III has been so much fun to make, and we sincerely hope our fans love it as much as we do."
Darksiders 3 is out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.