It’s always sad when a game company goes into bankruptcy and has to sell off its IP to the highest bidder. More often than not, the IP can end up being owned by a company that has no idea what to do with it. So they just sit on the IP, doing absolutely nothing with it.
When THQ declared bankruptcy and sold off every asset it could, relatively unknown publisher Nordic Games picked up the rights to several properties, most notably the Darksiders franchise. And that’s really the last we heard of it.
It would be a shame for Darksiders to just disappear. The Zelda-inspired gameplay and solid story arc of War, Death and the other Horseman of the Apocalypse certainly deserves to have its tale seen through. I own both games and have gotten lots of enjoyment out of them.
Luckily, that may not be the case. Darksiders series designer Joe Madureira recently took to Facebook to say that Nordic Games is very committed to the franchise and that is not dead:
"Darksiders– DS is not dead!!! The new owner, Nordic seems very committed to continuing the series. As far as my involvement, I can’t say at this point. Hopefully we will all have exciting news about the franchise soon!!!!!!"
News at E3 might be too much to hope for, but this is fairly positive news to hear. I’m hoping they don’t totally reboot the series as I really liked the story, world and lore the Darksiders series had established thus far and would really like a continuation of that.
What do you think, GameSided readers? Excited about another entry in the Darksiders franchise? Any ideas on what it should be about? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!