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!