Darksiders Genesis trailer introduces War

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Darksiders Genesis

Publisher THQ Nordic has released a trailer for Darksiders Genesis featuring War, one of the game’s two playable characters.

The third-person, isometric-viewpoint action-adventure features a two-player co-op campaign in which War will fight alongside his brother Strife. THQ Nordic describes War thus: “War, the Rider of the Red Horse, is both honorable and savage. The youngest of the Four Horseman, but his age is no indication of his experience on the battleground. He has battled countless enemies with his furious weapon Chaoseater and the protection of his impervious armour.

“Always by his side is Ruin, War’s phantom steed. Ruin is both mighty and graceful with its blackened coat and fiery hooves and mane. War was wrongly framed by Abaddon for starting the Apocalypse too soon and was imprisoned for over one hundred years by The Charred Council. Well, at least he has beautiful long and white hair. Without split ends.”

The publisher continues: “In Darksiders Genesis you can choose to play either War or his brother Strife, and head into combat side by side in two player cooperative mode. The story takes place before the events of the original game when Lucifer, the enigmatic and deceptive demon king, plots to upset the Balance by granting power to master demons throughout Hell. If you are a melee type of gamer, War is your (gauntlet) left-hand.”

For those who are feeling flush, Nephilim and Collector’s Editions of the game have been announced – the former, with an eye-watering £349.99 price-tag, includes the Darksiders: The Forbidden Land board game.

Darksiders Genesis is due to be released: “Later this year” on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch and Google Stadia. It can be pre-ordered here, and for more information about it, check out its official website.

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