Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, a remaster of the first game in the apocalyptic series, is being delayed by Nordic Games.
Originally scheduled to release next week on October 25, it’s now being pushed back to November. According to the official announcement, Darksiders: Warmastered Edition going to release on November 22 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in only physical format. The Wii U version, however, is going to release on the same date but will be available in digital format only. As for the PC version, users must wait until November 29 to get their hands on the more-sharper version of the first Darksiders.
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition promises 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.
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.
Personally, anyone who has already played both games has little reason to invest in the remastered versions. The difference is negligible. It’s the same case as it was with the overhauling of God of War III. The game already looks so beautiful, why attempt to re-release it?