Following a leak on GameFly, last week Nordic Games confirmed that a remastered version of the original Darksiders is in the works for current-gen platforms. For those hoping to get more news soon, you’re in luck, as this morning they issued an official announcement of the reworked game, dubbing it “Darksiders Warmastered Edition” and setting its release date for October 25th. Nordic also provided a list of features that the remaster will contain, including 1080p resolution and a target of 60 fps on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, with Wii U targeting 30 fps. Oddly, they didn’t mention the online functionality that was hinted at last week, so it seems we might need to wait a bit longer for news on that.

Nordic’s press release also took a moment to poke a little bit of fun at themselves for having the game’s announcement leak a tad early. “We had a short-lived epidemic of premature emancipation, causing the affected persons to burp out sensitive info a little sooner than planned,” Nordic’s PR Director commented, “but after a minor surgery and some medication, we got it all under control.”

You can check out our first screenshots from the game in the gallery below. How do you feel about this remastered game? What about the name Nordic went with? I’ve seen several sites poking fun at the choice of “Warmastered,” but I kind of like it—the game’s protagonist is War of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, after all, so it seems a sensible, albeit it slightly punny, name. Let us know what you think about it in the comments!

Source: Nordic Games, Press Release (via GoNintendo)

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Tyler Meehan
Tyler is verbose. He apologizes for that. Tyler "Alpha" Meehan's first experiences with gaming came from his cousins' NES and the Mario games that went with it. They were fun, but merely brief distractions while on the road (yes, they had an NES in their car. It was awesome, and he was jealous). Still, nothing compared to his Star Wars books. OR SO HE THOUGHT. His love of gaming truly began when he and a friend came together to beat the Nintendo 64's Mission: Impossible, a challenge so intense that Tyler bought his own console to facilitate its defeat. Upon being introduced to Ocarina of Time (an introduction that included, among other spoilers, the freakin' final boss fight. GEEZ, PHILIP), his lot in life as a Nintendo fanboy was sealed in stone. His ability to recall absolutely useless video game information served him well during the Pokémon craze, and helped him aid numerous friends in their own endeavors to defeat games like Majora's Mask and Kingdom Hearts. Those were good days. Good days... The Zelda series soon became his primary obsession fascination, but additionally he was soon introduced to text-based RPGs by one of his schoolmates. Discovering that he had a knack for the English language and a strong love of telling stories, he started putting effort into writing his own storylines. That all got put onto the backburner, though, when he discovered the Zelda online community, particularly The Desert Colossus's Hyrule Adventures 2, an online text RPG based in the Zelda world. He joined under the pseudonym of "Alpha" and soon became one of their lead writers, going so far as to join the moderator staff and, in a year's time, become the head administrator of the RPG. During this time, Twilight Princess was released, and he joined several other TDCers in posting their thoughts on the game - his "Twilight Impression Posts" lasted for several months and were well received by the community. Staying on even after the webmaster was forced to retire, he continued to provide occasional news posts and articles for the site, until it became clear that the site was dying. He turned his focus back to Hyrule Adventures 2 and his college studies, until the latter forced him to stop work on the former. Tyler graduated a few years ago from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Computer Science, and now serves as a software engineer for a rather large company that he doesn't feel like telling you all about (he's a jerk like that sometimes). His love of gaming and writing still strong, he joined the Zelda Informer staff in early 2013 to write a walkthrough for The Wind Waker, but later began using his English skills to become ZI and Gamnesia's first dedicated Copy Editor. When not trying to get Brian to shut up in Gamnesia's group chat, he spends his time writing Zelda fanfiction, planning some original fantasy stories that he may or may not try to publish some day, and playing games on his Wii, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo 3DS. He intends to get a WiiU sooner or later, probably around when Pikmin 3 comes out, but has little interest in the other consoles currently. Also, he can't stand writing bios in first-person. Talking about yourself like that is just...weird.


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