Darksiders II screenshot
Darksiders II screenshot

The Darksiders franchise is currently without a home after failing to be sold off during yesterday's THQ assets auction, but the fantasy action series isn't without admirers.

Overnight, Platinum Games executive director and producer Atsushi Inaba tweeted his interest in the franchise.

"Oh man in THQ's big sale it looks like nobody's bought Darksiders ... I'd love to buy that (if it was cheap)," he Tweeted in Japanese.

With no buyer found for Darksiders, staff at developer Vigil are now out of work.

"Some assets, including our publishing businesses and Vigil, along with some other intellectual properties are not included in the sale agreements. They will remain part of the Chapter 11 case. We will make every effort to find appropriate buyers, if possible," wrote CEO Brian Farrell and president Jason Rubin in a letter sent to THQ's former employees.

VideoGamer.com Analysis

It's not clear what Platinum Games would do with the Darksiders franchise, but it would be great to see what the studio behind Bayonetta and Vanquish could do with the IP.

Source: Polygon

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Bloodstorm's Avatar



PG are wanting to hire alot of the Vigil staff since the PG guys love Darksiders....there is hope.
Posted 16:03 on 24 January 2013
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Wido@ CheekyLee

It sold 820,000 copies within three months. There is definitely audience for the game, just better advertising was needed!

Darksiders is a good game, wasn't impressed with Darksiders II. Like the first game, it took a while to get my hooked, and Darksiders II just dragged. The sales for that series isn't very promising.
Posted 12:28 on 24 January 2013
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CheekyLee@ munkee

Originally Posted by munkee
Just make Vanquish 2.
THIS, THIS, SO MUCH THIS! Sadly, Platinum don't own the IP, SEGA do. And I think sales figures have condemned that title to the history books.

I've never bothered with Darksiders, always felt it was something to maybe play one day instead of must play today.
Posted 10:58 on 24 January 2013
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I'm surprised Ubi were so cheap in their bidding... but I must still get round to playing Darksiders 1... as Dave Scammel mentioned on Twitter yesterday, if anyone is after the dlc for either title, might be best to get it now before any potential delisting...
Posted 10:53 on 24 January 2013
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rbevanx@ MrGloomy

Yeah I was expecting Ubi Soft to buy them but it looks like they want THQ's assets for almost nothing going from their bids on Saints Row.
Posted 09:58 on 24 January 2013
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God, I hope Vigil games gets picked up by a publisher that's sympathetic to Vigil's style. Personally, I loved Darksiders 2 and there can't be any doubts about the level of talent and passion within their ranks.
Posted 09:57 on 24 January 2013
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Just make Vanquish 2.

Although the rich Darksiders style accompanied with a frantic Platinum play-style could be the injection of energy that franchise needed. I wanted to love Darksiders 2. But, I only made it through a few hours and left with a feeling of "meh."
Posted 09:49 on 24 January 2013

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Release Date: 21/08/2012
Publisher: THQ
Genre: Action
Rating: BBFC 15
Site Rank: 1,255 241
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