You Guys! Darksiders 3 Is A Real Thing!

Back when the studio was around, Vigil Studios had a fan in me with their Darksiders franchise. It was cool being able to play as the horsemen of the apocalypse, first as War, then as Death, set in a world inspired by comics legend Joe Madureira. Both games were connected and by all accounts, the studio had plans for two additional games for the last remaining horsemen of this series, Fury and Strife.

And then THQ went into the toilet financially. The company disintegrated quickly, going through bankruptcy, selling off their IPs, studios, and basically closing its doors for good. In my opinion, that was the end of the road for Darksiders. I’m thrilled that I was dead wrong in that assumption.

Officially announced last week, the recently rebranded THQ Nordic announced that Darksiders 3 is real and will be arriving sometime next year featuring that iconic art style and open world gameplay fans have come to expect. Better yet, the publisher tapped Gunfire Games to lead development on this title. While Gunfire itself is a newer studio, it’s made up of a large number of former Vigil employees, so it’s clear that Darksiders 3 is in good hands, even if Joe Madureira is now working at a different studio known as Airship Syndicate.

While we’ll likely get more information next month at E3, a few details have come out regarding the game. For this third entry, a new horseman is the focus, keeping a similar formula set in the previous two games. This time it’s the female rider Fury who takes center stage, using a combination of magic and a long barbed whip.

According to the small details of plot we got, Darksiders 3 looks to take place right after the events of the first game. With War chained up and awaiting his judgement and Death off looking for evidence to clear his name, Fury is sent out to deal with the seven deadly sins, who are now ravaging the war torn Earth. Expect similar action/RPG hybrid gameplay in a big open world along with revamped dungeons that feature puzzles that make more sense in terms of the world, something The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was able to pull off earlier this year.

There’s still a lot we don’t know about the game, but frankly, I’m just happy to see the franchise back and in the hands of most of its former creators. Here’s hoping we make it to a fourth game and get to see the final, no-nonsense Horseman, Strife, in action as well.

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Saturday Video Round Up: May 1 – 6

The week is at an end, so to celebrate a brand new edition of the Round Up is here. For those of you new here, the Video Round Up is a weekly event that pulls together all of the best gameplay and trailers from around the internet from the past week. There’s a lot of stuff to get to, so here’s just a small sample of everything below the jump.

With less than two weeks remaining and a roster filled with various heroes and villains, NetherRealm Studios is turning its attention to content after launch, including the first bundle of downloadable content fighters. Curious if fan favorites like Spawn, Red Hood, and Starfire are going to make it? Check out a brand new trailer below featuring the first 3 DLC fighters.

Dark. Siders. 3. I never thought it would happen but man, am I glad it is. I loved the first 2 games and after THQ went down and Vigil shuttered, I thought that franchise was over. Thankfully, the current IP owner, THQ Nordic contacted Gunfire Games, basically the former Vigil staffers and the rest as they say, is history. The third horseman, Fury, leads the way this time, with her whip like sword. Have a look at the 2018 title.

I’ve also got new videos for For Honor, Tekken 7, Prey and so much more after the break, so come check out this week’s batch of trailers!

The full list of videos await you after the jump…

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Prey Demo Impressions – Don’t. Trust. Anything.

After watching numerous trailers for Prey each and every week for the Saturday Video Round Up, I felt like I knew what I was getting into with the game. In my heart of hearts, I was hoping my guesses were correct and Prey would be a BioShock-like experience, as I find myself craving that style of gameplay again.

After playing the first hour demo, I now have many answers to some of my previous questions.

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Now Arriving: Games of May 2017

Though we’ve already seen a ton of high profile releases this year, there’s still a bunch to get to this month. So before E3 hits in June and then the summer drought arrives, here’s what you can expect this month.

If you’ve been watching my Video Round Ups each and every Saturday, then you’re probably aware that NetherRealm is creating a new Injustice game. The slew of videos each and every week is finally coming to an end as the long awaited DC fighter is finally hitting shelves.

Not into fighting games? That’s cool, there’s plenty of other things to spend your money on this month as well. Arkane Studios is back in the spotlight as Prey also launches this month. Taking place in a mysterious research station, something happens forcing your character to investigate using a variety of weapons and abilities. Fans of BioShock may not want to let this one pass them by.

There’s plenty of other titles arriving this month as well, so make sure to click below to see the full list.

The complete release list for May waits for you after the jump…

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Saturday Video Round Up: April 23 – 29

Saturday has returned and while you’re enjoying your weekend, why not check out the latest and greatest video game trailers from this past week? That’s right, the Video Round Up is back, so kick your feet up and crank that volume. Here’s a small sample of the content for this week.

Even though the franchise as a whole is down from where it once was, excitement seems to once again be in the air as Call of Duty is going back to its roots with World War II. Appropriately named Call of Duty: WWII, it looks like players are going to once again experience the many horrors of that global conflict, from the Normandy Invasion, Battle of the Bulge, to even joining the ranks of the French Resistance.

The other big reveal this week came from Capcom as they dropped a surprising new trailer for their upcoming fighter, Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite. Not only did they reveal a bunch of characters, they also dropped a surprising and much sooner than expected release date as well.

I’ve also got new videos for Injustice 2, Heroes of the Storm 2.0, Prey and so much more after the break, so come check out this week’s batch of trailers!

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Surprise! There’s a New Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite Story Trailer!

In a move which wasn’t anticipated by really anyone, Capcom released a brand new trailer for Capcom vs Marvel: Infinite, showing why both of these universes are back at it again.

Personally, I wasn’t expecting to see anything more regarding this game until E3 at the earliest, so finding a new trailer for the game today was a very nice surprise. Considering this is a story trailer, you can bet that new characters would also be included.

Before we get to the new additions to the Infinite roster, here’s a small refresh of the currently known cast of Capcom and Marvel brawlers:

Capcom: Ryu, Mega Man X, Morrigan

Marvel: Captain America, Captain Marvel, Iron Man

After watching the trailer, a number of new additions are now confirmed. As rumors have indicated, many of them come from the Avengers, so none of this should be too surprising considering the movie successes. I am curious to see if those other recent rumors that the X-Men would be joining at some point are true as well. I mean, can you have a Marvel vs game without Wolverine? That has to be a crime somewhere, doesn’t it?

Here are the new recruits so far:

Capcom: Chris Redfield, Chun-Li, Strider Hiryu, Sigma

Marvel: Hulk, Hawkeye, Rocket Raccoon, Thor, Ultron

Let me tell you, as someone who absolutely loves the Mega Man X series (okay, mainly the first 3, after that the quality levels started to decline), I’m pumped to see Sigma once again. Based on new details from Capcom, it looks like the main Mega Man X antagonist won’t be on the main roster day one, but the first post-launch character added to the game. Somewhat disappointing, but I’m glad he’s actually getting included at all.

What may be more surprising to me outside of the fact we got new information before E3 is that the game actually launches on September 19, 2017. Did anyone see that coming? I sure didn’t. I honestly expected a very late 2017 release at the earliest, perhaps even getting a delay into February or March of 2018. In this case, I am more than happy to be wrong.

In case you missed it, here’s the brand new Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite trailer. Enjoy!

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Saturday Video Round Up: April 16 – 22

Well, would you look at that, another week has come and gone. For those keeping score, that means a new Video Round Up is here and once again it’s bringing the best trailers and gameplay footage from around the industry right here in a very easy to watch form. There’s a lot to get to this week, so lets get to it, shall we? Here’s just a few of the big things waiting for you below.

Considering it came out during the afternoon of last Saturday and I publish this thing earlier in the day, you may have noticed that a particular, major game was left off the list. Fear not, I’ve corrected that this week as the full length reveal trailer for Star Wars Battlefront II is finally here.

Want more Injustice 2 videos? Of course you do, though NetherRealm hasn’t kept up with their traditional schedule of three in one week. This time the studio published two, one placing the spotlight on Poison Ivy and the other finishing up the series of story based trailers. You’ll also get a look at what many people assume to be the big bad of the game: Brainiac.

I’ve also got new videos for Outlast II, NieR: Automata, Prey and so much more after the break, so come check out this week’s batch of trailers!

The full list of videos await you after the jump…

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