Today, THQ Nordic announced that hack-n-slash action adventure Darksiders III is currently in development and is slated for release in 2018 on Xbox One.
As promised, we have taken our time to ensure that this next Darksiders will be everything action-adventure gamers and especially Darksiders loyalists could dream of and more,
said Lars Wingefors, Co-Founder and Group CEO, THQ Nordic AB.
The company also announced that it is working with the team at Gunfire Games, which is largely comprised of the original creators of the Darksiders franchise, on development of the long and highly-anticipated project.
The Gunfire team brings an intimate involvement with every aspect of the Darksiders franchise since its inception,
said Reinhard Pollice, Director of Business and Product Development, THQ Nordic.
There is simply no team better qualified to create Darksiders III, beginning with our unpredictable and enigmatic hero FURY – a mage who is considered the most powerful of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse!
Our friends over at Domino Effect Ltd have released a new trailer, with a twist. It’s a live-action ‘Interrogation’ trailer, helping to introduce this new team-based multiplayer stealth action title coming soon for PC, Xbox One and other platforms.
Red Awakening is set to be a mix of games similar to the original Thief, TimeSplitters2 (what a game that was!), but with added team-based gameplay similar to classic Counter-Strike. Domino Effect Ltd are also proud to say that the games style is influenced by slasher movies from the likes John Carpenter (Ghosts of Mar, Vampires, Halloween) and Dario Argento (Dracula 3D, Demons).
As well as releasing this new trailer, Domino Effect Ltd have also launched a brand new Kickstarter campaign. Look out for our ‘TiX crowdfunding spotlight’ this Sunday for more details on that!
The Interrogation video has been a real labour of love for Domino Effect and we feel that it perfectly captures the anarchic spirit of the game as well as a bloody nod to our slasher horror movie inspirations. So far the development of Red Awakening has been entirely self-funded, but we’re now turning to Kickstarter for the necessary support to help us complete the final stages of development.
said Rob Peall, Game Director @ Domino Effect.
Additional details from the press release:
Red Awakening blends neon drenched environments, satirical storytelling, first-person dynamic stealth, parkour style movement, drug induced power-ups, ultra-violent gameplay and an unnerving “Carpenter-esque” synth soundtrack. The visceral package is all wrapped up in Domino Effect’s distinctive cell-shaded graphical style.
Set during the aftermath of the Vietnam War in the mid-1970s, Red Awakening depicts a United States in turmoil. The youth are out of control, with once peaceful student protests devolving into violent street riots. Fearing a civil war with the youth of America and the ever-increasing threat of communism, the powers-that-be covertly funds a clandestine CIA mind control program. Codenamed: “Red Awakening”, this program is designed to solve all of America’s problems at once… but things don’t go according to plan.
Red Awakening is planned for release on PC, Xbox One and other platforms during late-2015. Remember to keep an eye on this weekends crowdfunding feature for more information.
As a great marketing ploy for Deep Silver’s upcoming sequel to Dead Island with Riptide, last night two people joined in unholy matrimony in the UK’s first wedding to feature a zombie bride and groom. Jennifer Blackmore (nee Jones), 27, was said to have shuffled down the aisle in her tattered wedding dress, to be greeted at the altar by her now husband, Rob Blackmore, 31. The couple were made up to look like the undead creatures normally found shuffling and preying on the living in a Hollywood zombie apocalypse movie.
Over 250 people were in attendence including friends and family who travelled down from Liverpool to see the couple get hitched zombie-style. The unorthodox wedding ceremony took place at One Mayfair in London, which was dressed to look like a Caribbean paradise gone to hell – a theme that runs through the Dead Island series of games. Following the wedding blessing and exchanging of the vows presided over by a zombie priest, the ceremony went on to provide the usual trappings found at a traditional wedding, including: the speeches, cutting of the cake and the first dance… but all with a ghoulish zombie twist. Live music was provided by zombified band Mariachi Mexteca, as well as a DJ set from presenter and actress Sarah Chapman.
Dead Island Riptide, goes on sale in the UK this Friday, 26th April 2013. We assume flesh-hungry Suarez didn’t attend?
We are..er… just going to leave you with the Press Release and make sure you watch the trailer below…
They thought they had escaped…
Having survived the ordeals of the zombie infestation on the once beautiful island resort of Banoi…
They thought they were safe..
… the group of survivors thought they had finally found a safe place to escape from this terrifying nightmare.
They thought wrong..
Shortly after the battle-hardened team had landed their helicopter on a military ship, a furious storm hits and havoc quickly spreads on board.
Hope is drowning.
Together with newcomer John Morgan they find themselves struggling for their lives again, stranded on the secluded island of Palanai with its luxurious town of Henderson surrounded by deep jungles and mangrove swamps.