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Video Game / Darksiders Genesis

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Darksiders Genesis is an Action RPG developed by Airship Syndicate, composed of former Vigil staff that previously developed Battle Chasers: Nightwar, and published by THQ Nordic. It was released on December 5, 2019 for PC and Google Stadia, and will be released on the Microsoft Xbox One, Sony PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on February 14, 2020. Serving as a Prequel Spin-Off to the Darksiders series, Genesis features Strife and War, two of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, as playable characters in either a single- or Co-Op Multiplayer capacity. It is the first Darksiders game not to receive an M rating from the ESRB, instead being rated T for Teen.

Following the genocide of the Nephilim, The Charred Council sends Strife and War on a new mission to destroy various demon masters who have pledged themselves to Lucifer, as The Dark Prince intends to upset the Balance Between Good and Evil. The Horsemen duo must hunt these masters down, while gathering new information about a conspiracy brewing that may jeopardize The Council, who have been left in charge of creation.


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  • Co-Op Multiplayer: Two players can take control of War and Strife through the story.
  • Deadpan Snarker: 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.
  • Genre Shift: Genesis is a top-down Action RPG with optional co-op, while the previous Darksiders entries were Action-Adventure games with exploration.


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