The success of Darksiders II will dictate whether or not we will see more from the franchise, admits Vigil Games lead developer Haydn Dalton.

In an interview with Strategy Informer, Dalton says that sales numbers will be the deciding factor: "Absolutely (the future of Darksiders is dependent on how this sells). We've got ideas for what we can do within the Darksiders universe, and it's a huge universe. We've got ideas for different types of games as well, we've got a lot of mechanical things that are on the boil and are ready to go depending on how this sells."

"With the focus on DLC we want to sustain the amount of time people can spend playing Darksiders."

"Hopefully within that time we'll find how it's been received, how people are liking it, so a lot of our future as a games studio will be dependent on how this goes."

Darksiders II will release on August 14 in the US and August 21 across Europe for Xbox 360 and PS3. A Wii U version is also in development.