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It was heavily rumored and then leaked yesterday that the original Darksiders would be coming to Nintendo Switch very soon, with a trailer popping up on THQ Nordic’s website before being swiftly removed. The Horseman has now been let out of the bag, as the publisher has announced that the Darksiders Warmastered Switch edition will bring the most recent version of the first Darksiders game to Nintendo’s console on April 2.
The trailer, which was accidentally posted yesterday but is now officially available, can be seen below. This will be a port of the very first Darksiders game from 2010, made by Vigil Games, which received a remastered version called the “Warmastered Edition” in 2016. This was ported to Nintendo’s previous console, the Wii U, in May 2017. Like all the games in the series, it’s set during the proper biblical apocalypse, with Heaven and Hell warring on Earth, this time around with Horseman of the Apocalypse War as the main player character. War is framed for starting the war, and he sets out to find those responsible.
Darksiders Warmastered Edition is already out for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, and will be out on Nintendo Switch on April 2. It’ll cost USD $29.99, meaning it’s not a full-price release, and will be available physically in stores as well as digitally on the Nintendo eShop. As mentioned, it previously appeared on Nintendo’s last console the Wii U, where it arrived in 2017 very late in the console’s lifespan–two months after the Nintendo Switch released, in fact. Unsurprisingly, it sold poorly.
Of course, the main question for fans will be whether the game’s two sequels will make it to Nintendo Switch as well. The remastered version of the second game, Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition, never made it to Wii U, but that shouldn’t be too much trouble to port. Darksiders III, on the other hand, was only released a couple of months ago in November 2018, and that’s probably the game most Switch owners would like to see on the console. It could depend on how well the Darksiders Warmastered Switch version does…