Darksiders II screenshot
Darksiders II screenshot

There will be no more games in the Darksiders series, the game's lead designer has seemingly confirmed, after the IP and its developer Vigil Games failed to be sold during THQ's assets sale last week.

Responding to a tweet from Rovio's creative director Patrick Liu, who tweeted "No more Darksiders! :( Whyyyyy Crytek...", Darksiders' lead designer Haydn Dalton said:

"Tis true Pat…sometimes good things come to an end. That's why you've gotta enjoy them while you can."

Dalton played a key role in the development of both Darksiders 1 & 2, serving as lead designer on Vigil's action-adventure.

Back in July, Dalton suggested to VideoGamer.com that the future of the series relied on Darksiders 2's success. However, the game failed to meet THQ's expectations, selling just 247,000 units during its opening month in the US.

Some members of Darksiders' development team were picked up by Crytek in the days following THQ's assets auction, prompting speculation that a third Darksiders title could be developed at Crytek's new Austin studio.

However, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli later stated that Darksiders 3 "doesn't fit with [the company's] strategy" and that he "didn't want to continue with Darksiders III".

Vigil had been rumoured to be developing a first-person shooter prior to THQ's collapse.

Source: Twitter

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Lush92's Avatar


not just a mix between the 2 of em...the next part...some new quests, some new powers, some new gears, a new horse while ur at it...1 of the remaining brothers of war and death...by the way, i love thease games 2...xD
Posted 02:32 on 04 April 2013
guyderman's Avatar


Personally the first Darksiders game has been one of my favourite games this generation. I absolutely loved it.
Posted 08:36 on 12 February 2013
Texika's Avatar


The IP wasn't even bought! They still have no say!!! ***** YOU CRYTEK!!!
Posted 23:25 on 11 February 2013
p0rtalthinker's Avatar

p0rtalthinker@ clangod

They bought the license for ridiculously cheap. Personally, I'd think it'd be stupid not to snatch it for the price they got it. Besides they were already in talks with the people making Homefront 2 anyways so it made sense.
Posted 20:32 on 10 February 2013
clangod's Avatar


I was never a fan of Darksiders but this is a horrible outcome from a well loved developer...

I'm very excited to see what babies Relic and Creative Assembly produce under the Sega banner. Huge fan of the Total War series and Company of Heroes franchise.

At least most of the dev houses and properties were snapped up by well renowned publishers. Although Crytek must have been on acid to buy the Homefront license. If anyone can turn it into a decent game though it may very well be Crytek.
Posted 12:26 on 10 February 2013
p0rtalthinker's Avatar


Wow didn't realize neither of you liked it all that much. Interesting. I quite liked it and will be missing it very much.
Posted 00:29 on 10 February 2013


Too bad about Darksiders not being one of those 'good' things.
Posted 23:33 on 09 February 2013
Wido's Avatar


It wasn't a ground breaking franchise to be honest. Mediocre at best, even if I did like Darksiders I, only because it picked itself up after a very boring and dull start. Darksiders II was completely boring and lost interest once I did the first part of the game.
Posted 19:48 on 09 February 2013
p0rtalthinker's Avatar


This makes me very sad :(. I loved this series. Too bad we will probably never see it's conclusion.
Posted 19:44 on 09 February 2013
ahmad1990's Avatar


hay we want darksiders 3 pleas do not
Disappointed our conjecture \ darksiders is a great series make it as mix between 1 & 2
Posted 03:36 on 09 February 2013

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Release Date: 21/08/2012
Publisher: THQ
Genre: Action
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