E3 2019: Darksiders Genesis announced, top-down action-RPG Diablo-like - First trailer

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Jun 6, 2019 3:24 PM
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We’ve barely been given time to miss the Darksiders franchise and it’s already back. Following in the footsteps of Darksiders 3 is Darksiders Genesis, an all-new spin on the Darksiders franchise that’s being developed by Airship Syndicate, the team behind the very well-received Battle Chasers: Nightwar.

Eschewing the usual third-person action-adventure stylings of the Darksiders series, Darksiders Genesis is a top-down action-RPG spin-off. Players will assume control of Strife, another Horseman of the Apocalypse, in a Diablo-style dungeon crawl for loot and upgrades. In the first trailer, it is actually looking very slick for a game of this time, offering up a decent blend of melee attacks, long-range guns, and magic spells.

It doesn't look as if Darksiders Genesis is going to be winning any awards for originality, but with the Battle Chasers dev team behind it, we reckon this could end up the stronger of the two modern Darksiders titles.

Darksiders Genesis will be coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia later in 2019.

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19:36 Jun-07-2019

Fresh huh? Not this king of fresh i was expecting tho...

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12:47 Jun-07-2019

Horrible, games like this should be Grim Dark and they make them super cartoonish, I hate that so much. Like they did with Diablo 3. That game was a fail in my eyes and I was a fan from the first Diablo game to the last true one Diablo 2 LOD. After that, just a bad joke...

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21:42 Jun-07-2019

This one is good that is cartonish as it matches other games in the serie, and what is cartonish in diablo 3?

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04:28 Jun-07-2019

Well this is a pleasant surprise... hope Darksiders 4 is still coming tho.

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19:19 Jun-06-2019

Love Darksiders serie and i was scared to have the 4th chapter so soon. A spin-off is more than welcome, and the fact that they're taking proper time to work on the main serie is good.

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17:23 Jun-06-2019

eerrmmm I honestly don't know how to react to this...

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17:22 Jun-06-2019

Color me impressed. When i heard it was a top down rpg i was like WHAAAAAAT? NOOOOOOOO ! I love third person games and i love darksiders because its played from TPP. But the trailer and combat was better than i expected. Hmm. I'll just have to wait and see.

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16:40 Jun-06-2019

Since Airship Syndicate has four of the Vigil Games team that created Darksiders including the artist Joe Madureira I have high hopes for this even though it's different to what's come before.

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16:34 Jun-06-2019

I will play it for sure, but I'm not hyped, I think I've had enough diablo-like(topdown action-rpg) games for a long time to get hyped about them, currently going to play Vanhellsing 2 and 3 when my exam session ends.

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16:25 Jun-06-2019

was hoping for a Darksiders 4 announcement but it's ok since this is a spin off

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15:57 Jun-06-2019

well, its something

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15:56 Jun-06-2019

YES!!! more Darksiders please!

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