The first Darksiders game is being remastered and will release this year as Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, Nordic Games has announced.
According to the official press release, the game will feature native 1080p rendering resolution, improved shadows and post-processing effects, greatly improved textures and environments, as well as constant 60 frames-per-second across all platforms except the Wii U, on which it will pump out only 30.
Developed by Vigil Games, the action role-playing hack-and-slash title was released in 2010 to an audience that welcomed it with open arms. Players assume the role of War, the first Horseman of the Apocalypse. Accused of breaking an ancient pact and igniting war between Heaven and Hell, he’s tasked with returning to the charred remains of Earth and redeem himself by finding and punishing the ones responsible for breaking the seals.
Nordic Games has been busy with remastering its Darksiders series. The remastered version of the first game comes a year after the studio released Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition, a similar overhauling of the second installment where players assume the role of the second horseman, Death.
Now that the developer is done with both games, it’s high time that it begins work on a third and hopefully fourth game. We’ve yet to see the other two remaining horsemen: Strife and Fury. They too have some part to play in the storyline. At least THQ did plan on a third installment before it had to declare bankruptcy and became what is now Nordic Games. Let’s hope we hear about something related soon.
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is scheduled for release on October 25 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Wii U.