After six years since Darksiders II, the follow-up Darksiders III has a release date.
Developer Gunfire Games confirmed that Darksiders III will be released on November 27 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, according to IGN. The release date was leaked prematurely on the Microsoft Store website.
Darksiders follows the four horsemen of the apocalypse, each game starring a different rider of the four. The first game featured War, the second Death. Darksiders III focuses on Fury, breaking from the biblical tradition of Famine and Pestilence as horsemen.
Alongside the standard $60 version of the game, publisher THQ Nordic will release a $150 collector's edition that adds on a 11-inch Fury figure, a steelbook, an artbook, soundtrack, and cosmetic DLC. An even more extensive collector's edition, the Apocalypse version of Darksiders III, will include all that plus its own "premium box," a wall scroll, an amulet necklace, and four figures—one for each horseman.
IGN is expected to debut Darksiders III gameplay later this week on July 11.
Darksiders III was announced in May 2017 with an open 2018 release date. The open-world action adventure centers on exploration and puzzle-mechanics alongside "hack-and-slash" combat. The original derived a lot of its structure from the classic 3D Zelda games, but fans and critics found Darksiders to stand on enough of its own merits.
The future of the series was up in the air after THQ folded in 2013, a year after Darksiders II came out. Gunfire Games took on the franchise from developer Vigil Games. Staff from the earlier Darksiders games reportedly joined Gunfire Games to continue development.