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It looks like the leaks were right. Despite a relatively quiet presence this year, Darksiders 3 is still coming out very soon. Developer Gunfire Games announced today that the Darksiders 3 release date is November 27, 2018. It will come out on PS4, Xbox One, and PC and have a standard $59.99 version along with four premium editions.
Its four special editions run the gamut in both price and included items. The $79.99 ($71.99 for pre-orders) Deluxe Edition comes with the base game, “two gameplay DLCs,” and soundtrack. The Blade and Whip Edition also comes with all of the above for $99.99 ($89.99 for pre-orders) and also includes Darksiders Warmastered Edition and Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition. The $149.99 Collector’s Edition, shown in this trailer, includes the previous tier of goods, a 10-inch-tall figurine of Fury, a premium box, an artbook, a steelbook, and downloadable cosmetic armor. However, it isn’t clear if it also comes with the two previous games.
The most extreme version is the appropriately named Apocalypse Edition. Coming in at a whopping $399.99, it comes with items from the latter editions, a Horseman logo amulet, wall scroll, as well as three extra statues. In addition to the Fury figurine from the Collector’s Edition, you’ll also receive statues of the protagonists from the first two Darksiders games, War and Death, as well as Vulgrim, the merchant. This trailer shows it off in all of its expensive glory and also isn’t clear if it contains the prior two games. Pre-orders for all premium editions also includes with 24-hour early access and special armor.
This Darksiders 3 release date comes out after a long period of silence. It was initially revealed in May 2017 with a trailer following suggestions that the series would indeed live on. After that unveiling and early, short demo, the game entered a hibernation, with only a brief gameplay trailer releasing in December 2017.
The game didn’t show up at E3 2018, with the developers citing that they were participating in watching the FIFA World Cup instead. It’s an odd approach, as most games either have a steady buildup for at least six months. Secrecy can either mean that the game is having issues or that its developers are trying to shield players from spoilers. We’ll find out if it’s the former or latter later this year.