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Darksiders 2: Definitive Edition coming to PS4

The Darksiders franchise has been in limbo ever since publisher THQ shut down and developer Vigil Games disbanded. So what's the best way to get back into the apocalyptic horseman gambit? Damn straight, it's new-gen remaster time.

Darksiders owner Nordic Games confirmed to GameSpot (opens in new tab) that a since-pulled Amazon listing for Darksiders 2: Definitive Edition was authentic but it's not yet ready to say anything more about the project. The $40 listing was only spotted for PS4, though the series has been platform agnostic in the past and there's a good chance Definitive Edition is also planned for Xbox One.

The publisher has released a few Darksiders bundles since it picked up the series from THQ's bankruptcy proceedings. However, the latest new release was Darksiders 2 for Wii U (opens in new tab), which launched alongside Nintendo's console in November 2012. You can tell that was a long time ago because people outside of Nintendo were still making Wii U games. I kid (but only a little).

Nordic Games has said that it would like to create another entry in the Darksiders franchise and would prefer to work with the original creators if possible, though its budget would be more limited than what THQ offered. Much of the Vigil Games staff is now part of Gunfire Games, an independent studio based in Austin, Texas.

Connor Sheridan
Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.