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''Darksiders Genesis'' is an ActionRPG developed by Airship Syndicate and published by Creator/THQNordic. It was released on December 5, 2019 for PC and UsefulNotes/GoogleStadia, and will be released on the [[UsefulNotes/XboxOne Microsoft Xbox One]], [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 Sony PlayStation 4]] and UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch on February 14, 2020. Serving as a {{Prequel}} SpinOff to the ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'' series, ''Genesis'' features Strife and War, two of the four HorsemenOfTheApocalypse, as playable characters in either a single- or CoOpMultiplayer capacity. It is the first ''Darksiders'' game not to receive an M rating from the [=ESRB=], instead being rated T for Teen.

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''Darksiders Genesis'' is an ActionRPG developed by Airship Syndicate and published by Creator/THQNordic. It was released on December 5, 2019 for PC and UsefulNotes/GoogleStadia, and will be released on the while [[UsefulNotes/XboxOne Microsoft Xbox One]], [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 Sony PlayStation 4]] and UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch received their respective versions on February 14, 2020. Serving as a {{Prequel}} SpinOff to the ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'' series, ''Genesis'' features Strife and War, two of the four HorsemenOfTheApocalypse, as playable characters in either a single- or CoOpMultiplayer capacity. It is the first ''Darksiders'' game not to receive an M rating from the [=ESRB=], UsefulNotes/{{E|ntertainmentSoftwareRatingsBoard}}SRB, instead being rated T for Teen.


* CorruptTheCutie: Lucifer's plan. He used demonic energies in order to create the Animus which will [[DeusAngstMachina cause corruption]] among the humans. Strife and War were then forced to KillTheCutie.
* CrapsackWorld: Eden is depicted this way, understandable since the game takes place a short (but indeterminate) time after the Nephilim tried to invade the realm and their eventual massacre at the hands of the Horsemen.



* FromNobodyToNightmare: How everyone describes Belial and Molloch, as boon of their bargain with Lucifer.

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* DynamicEntry: When Strife and War go to Molloch's domain, they are joined by Samael who dives into the battlefield like a meteorite. Strife is impressed.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: How everyone describes Belial and Molloch, as a boon of their bargain with Lucifer.Lucifer.
* GenreSavvy: Strife, Samael, and Lucifer. Strife is more of a MetaGuy, while Samael and Lucifer play XanatosSpeedChess against each other, with Samael being a ManipulativeBastard and Lucifer TheChessmaster.


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* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Lucifer's form is never seen. He's only seen as [[ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes glowing crimson eyes in the dark]].


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* KnightInSourArmor: Strife and War meet the battle-weary Abaddon who has been fighting Lucifer's corruption in Eden since that realm's fall. He laments that the likes of Astarte have fallen from grace, but he soldiers on, and welcomes the assistance of Strife and War to cleanse the realm.


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* TemptingFate: Strife notes with disappointment that he expected the Blood Mantle to be more heavily guarded. Cue the guardians of the Blood Mantle.
* TentacledTerror: Dagon is presented as a massive tentacled demon obsessed with drowning his opponents to "cleanse" them.
* VillainousGlutton: The newly minted Demonic Lord Belial. Strife is particularly disgusted by him defiling Eden and him regurgitating a crystal the Horseman can use as a key.

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Strife tries a KnockKnockJoke on War.
-->'''Strife''': Knock knock!\\
'''War''': (grunts in frustration)\\
'''Strife''': Ehem. You're supposed to say 'who's there?'.\\
'''War''': [[NoSenseOfHumor Why would I give away my location?]] I would simply [[LightningBruiser smash through the door]] and face my assailant.
* ConstantlyCurious: Strife. He encourages [[AloofBigBrother War]] to constantly question their orders and the situations they're in and to not just blindly follow the Council.


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* FromNobodyToNightmare: How everyone describes Belial and Molloch, as boon of their bargain with Lucifer.


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* TheGunslinger: The [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Horseman]] Strife, obviously.
* LadyNotAppearingInThisGame: Malgros the Defiler, an enormous three-headed demon that resembles Belial, appears in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9rizcIquvo "Not Alone Trailer"]] for the game. The demon, however, does not actually appear in the game.
* NarratingTheObvious: Vulgrim's first mission for Strife and War has them going to a demonic dungeon to retrieve an artifact. Once there, Strife humorously notes:
-->'''Strife''': Screams of suffering, cages...yep, we're [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin definitely]] in a dungeon.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: Dis and Vulgrim describe the Ember Core as an artifact housing "the power of a thousand suns".


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* StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred: Samael unlocks Strife's Anarchy form and War's Chaos form this way.


''Darksiders Genesis'' is an ActionRPG developed by Airship Syndicate and published by Creator/THQNordic. It was released on December 5, 2019 for PC and Google Stadia, and will be released on the [[UsefulNotes/XboxOne Microsoft Xbox One]], [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 Sony PlayStation 4]] and UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch on February 14, 2020. Serving as a {{Prequel}} SpinOff to the ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'' series, ''Genesis'' features Strife and War, two of the four HorsemenOfTheApocalypse, as playable characters in either a single- or CoOpMultiplayer capacity. It is the first ''Darksiders'' game not to receive an M rating from the [=ESRB=], instead being rated T for Teen.

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''Darksiders Genesis'' is an ActionRPG developed by Airship Syndicate and published by Creator/THQNordic. It was released on December 5, 2019 for PC and Google Stadia, UsefulNotes/GoogleStadia, and will be released on the [[UsefulNotes/XboxOne Microsoft Xbox One]], [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 Sony PlayStation 4]] and UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch on February 14, 2020. Serving as a {{Prequel}} SpinOff to the ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'' series, ''Genesis'' features Strife and War, two of the four HorsemenOfTheApocalypse, as playable characters in either a single- or CoOpMultiplayer capacity. It is the first ''Darksiders'' game not to receive an M rating from the [=ESRB=], instead being rated T for Teen.


* StraightManAndWiseGuy: War and Strife are each other's opposites when it comes to personality. War is a ByTheBookCop with a standoffish attitude, while Strife just can't stop wisecracking and pulling his leg. The way those two rub each other the wrong way is an unending source of situational comedy.

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* StraightManAndWiseGuy: War and Strife are each other's opposites when it comes to personality. War is a ByTheBookCop with a standoffish attitude, while Strife just voices his doubts about the mission given to them openly, can't stop wisecracking and pulling his dour brother's leg. The way those two rub each other the wrong way is an unending source of situational comedy.


* StraightManAndWiseGuy: War and Strife are each other's opposites when it comes to personality. War is a BytheBookCop with a standoffish attitude, while Strife just can't stop wisecracking. The way those two rub each other the wrong way is an unending source of situational comedy.

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* StraightManAndWiseGuy: War and Strife are each other's opposites when it comes to personality. War is a BytheBookCop ByTheBookCop with a standoffish attitude, while Strife just can't stop wisecracking.wisecracking and pulling his leg. The way those two rub each other the wrong way is an unending source of situational comedy.


* StraightManandWiseGuy: War and Strife are each other's opposites when it comes to personality. War is a * BytheBookCop with a standoffish attitude, while Strife just can't stop wisecracking. The way those two rub each other the wrong way is an unending source of situational comedy.

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* StraightManandWiseGuy: StraightManAndWiseGuy: War and Strife are each other's opposites when it comes to personality. War is a * BytheBookCop with a standoffish attitude, while Strife just can't stop wisecracking. The way those two rub each other the wrong way is an unending source of situational comedy.


* StraightMan and WiseGuy: War and Strife are each other's opposites when it comes to personality. War is a * BytheBookCop with an extremely serious attitude, while Strife just can't stop wisecracking. The way those two rub each other the wrong way is an unending source of situational comedy.

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* StraightMan and WiseGuy: StraightManandWiseGuy: War and Strife are each other's opposites when it comes to personality. War is a * BytheBookCop with an extremely serious a standoffish attitude, while Strife just can't stop wisecracking. The way those two rub each other the wrong way is an unending source of situational comedy.


* StraightManandWiseGuy: War and Strife are each other's opposites when it comes to personality. War is a * By-the-BookCop * with an extremely serious attitude, while Strife just can't stop wisecracking. The way those two rub each other the wrong way is an unending source of situational comedy.

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* StraightManandWiseGuy: StraightMan and WiseGuy: War and Strife are each other's opposites when it comes to personality. War is a * By-the-BookCop * BytheBookCop with an extremely serious attitude, while Strife just can't stop wisecracking. The way those two rub each other the wrong way is an unending source of situational comedy.

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* StraightManandWiseGuy: War and Strife are each other's opposites when it comes to personality. War is a * By-the-BookCop * with an extremely serious attitude, while Strife just can't stop wisecracking. The way those two rub each other the wrong way is an unending source of situational comedy.

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:On the one hand, most of Lucifer's co-conspirators have been killed. On the other hand, his plans to corrupt humanity through the Animus have succeeded, forcing War and Strife to kill all of the corrupted humans.]]


''Darksiders Genesis'' is an ActionRPG developed by Airship Syndicate, composed of former Vigil staff that previously developed ''VideoGame/BattleChasersNightwar'', and published by Creator/THQNordic. It was released on December 5, 2019 for PC and Google Stadia, and will be released on the [[UsefulNotes/XboxOne Microsoft Xbox One]], [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 Sony PlayStation 4]] and UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch on February 14, 2020. Serving as a {{Prequel}} SpinOff to the ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'' series, ''Genesis'' features Strife and War, two of the four HorsemenOfTheApocalypse, as playable characters in either a single- or CoOpMultiplayer capacity. It is the first ''Darksiders'' game not to receive an M rating from the [=ESRB=], instead being rated T for Teen.

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''Darksiders Genesis'' is an ActionRPG developed by Airship Syndicate, composed of former Vigil staff that previously developed ''VideoGame/BattleChasersNightwar'', Syndicate and published by Creator/THQNordic. It was released on December 5, 2019 for PC and Google Stadia, and will be released on the [[UsefulNotes/XboxOne Microsoft Xbox One]], [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 Sony PlayStation 4]] and UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch on February 14, 2020. Serving as a {{Prequel}} SpinOff to the ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'' series, ''Genesis'' features Strife and War, two of the four HorsemenOfTheApocalypse, as playable characters in either a single- or CoOpMultiplayer capacity. It is the first ''Darksiders'' game not to receive an M rating from the [=ESRB=], instead being rated T for Teen.


* DeadpanSnarker: Strife is a snsrky gunslinger who's not shy about being sarcastic at one's expense.
* {{Foil}}: War and Strife are this to eachother. The former is a dead serious hulk of a man with a big sword, while the latter is a snarky dual-wielding gunslinger of average height.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Strife is a snsrky snarky gunslinger who's not shy about being sarcastic at one's expense.
* {{Foil}}: War and Strife are this to eachother.each other. The former is a dead serious hulk of a man with a big sword, while the latter is a snarky dual-wielding gunslinger of average height.


* GenreShift: ''Genesis'' is a top-down Action RPG with optional co-op, while the previous ''Darksiders'' entries were ActionAdventure games with exploration.

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* GenreShift: ''Genesis'' is a top-down Action RPG with optional co-op, while the previous ''Darksiders'' entries were ActionAdventure games with exploration.third person ActionAdventure.


''Darksiders Genesis'' is an ActionRPG developed by Airship Syndicate, composed of former Vigil staff that previously developed''VideoGame/BattleChasersNightwar'', and published by Creator/THQNordic. It was released on December 5, 2019 for PC and Google Stadia, and will be released on the [[UsefulNotes/XboxOne Microsoft Xbox One]], [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 Sony PlayStation 4]] and UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch on February 14, 2020. Serving as a {{Prequel}} SpinOff to the ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'' series, ''Genesis'' features Strife and War, two of the four HorsemenOfTheApocalypse, as playable characters in either a single- or CoOpMultiplayer capacity. It is the first ''Darksiders'' game not to receive an M rating from the [=ESRB=], instead being rated T for Teen.

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''Darksiders Genesis'' is an ActionRPG developed by Airship Syndicate, composed of former Vigil staff that previously developed''VideoGame/BattleChasersNightwar'', developed ''VideoGame/BattleChasersNightwar'', and published by Creator/THQNordic. It was released on December 5, 2019 for PC and Google Stadia, and will be released on the [[UsefulNotes/XboxOne Microsoft Xbox One]], [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 Sony PlayStation 4]] and UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch on February 14, 2020. Serving as a {{Prequel}} SpinOff to the ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'' series, ''Genesis'' features Strife and War, two of the four HorsemenOfTheApocalypse, as playable characters in either a single- or CoOpMultiplayer capacity. It is the first ''Darksiders'' game not to receive an M rating from the [=ESRB=], instead being rated T for Teen.



* DeadpanSnarker: Strife is a sarcastic gunslinger who's not shy about being sarcastic at one's expense.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Strife is a sarcastic snsrky gunslinger who's not shy about being sarcastic at one's expense.expense.
* {{Foil}}: War and Strife are this to eachother. The former is a dead serious hulk of a man with a big sword, while the latter is a snarky dual-wielding gunslinger of average height.

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