THQ Nordic has officially unveiled Darksiders Genesis, which is being developed by Airship Syndicate, and will feature a new style of gameplay for the franchise.

Rather than being a third-person action game, Genesis will play more like a Diablo, so it’ll feature a top-down, dungeon crawling experience. Players will control Strife, the last Horseman to become a playable character. It sounds like he will be teaming up with at least one other Horseman on an adventure to take out Lucifer.

At this time, pricing and release date information is unavailable. It will be releasing for the Switch, PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Stadia though. It will also be playable at E3.

About Darksiders Genesis

From the dawn of creation, The Council has maintained the Balance across existence. Carrying out their orders are The Horsemen, Nephilim (powerful beings spawned from the unnatural union of angels and demons) who have pledged themselves to the Council and been granted immense power. However, this power came at a tragic cost: the Horsemen were ordered to use their newfound strength to wipe out the rest of their kind. What followed was a bloody battle on Eden where the Horsemen, obeying the will of the Council, annihilated the Nephilim. Still reeling from the events on Eden, War and Strife have been given a new assignment—Lucifer, the enigmatic and deceptive demon king, has been plotting to upset the Balance by granting power to master demons throughout Hell. War and Strife must hunt down these masters, gather information, and ultimately fight their way through a tangled, demonic conspiracy that threatens to forever upset the Balance and unravel all of creation.

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