The upcoming PlayStation 4 and Xbox One remaster of the 2012 action adventure title Darksiders II has a release date. Subtitled the Deathfinitive Edition (which is both the absolute worst and the absolute best thing it could have been called), the rerelease will hit store shelves and digital outlets on October 27, 2015. The remaster is being handled by Gunfire Games and includes a visual upgrade, native 1080p resolution, gameplay tweaks to balancing and loot distribution, new lighting effects and all of the game’s previously released downloadable content, including story based expansions The Abyssal Forge, The Demon Lord Belial and Argul’s Tomb as well as several weapon packs.
Originally released on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2012, with a Wii U port arriving at that system’s launch, Darksiders II follows Death, one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, as he tries to prove his brother War’s innocence after the latter is accused of triggering Judgement Day too early. The game takes place concurrently with 2010’s original title Darksiders, which told War’s side of the story and ends on a cliffhanger that has never been resolved.
Developed by Vigil Games, the series was under the purview of THQ before the company imploded into bankruptcy shortly after the second game’s release. The franchise, which also encompasses a novel and comic series, was purchased by Nordic Games shortly thereafter along with other THQ properties like Stuntman, Destroy All Humans!, De Blob and Red Faction. Plans for a continuation of the series have been confirmed, with the most recent update coming in June of this year following the remaster’s announcement.
“Naturally (and extremely excitedly!), there will be a large-scale project based on Darksiders, but for now it is very important for us to take care of the existing games and make those available to a broader audience,” Nordic Games said. “Bringing Darksiders II to current gen was a logical step for us and the team at Gunfire Games know their trade inside-out, so we easily and quickly had lots of ideas that we wanted to realize for this specific edition.”
The company also raised the possibility of a remaster for the 2010 original.