THQ Nordic has outlined its post-launch DLC plans for Darksiders 3, Gunfire Games' continuation of Vigil Games' well-regarded hack and slash action-adventure series.
Darksiders 3, which chronicles the escapades of Fury, the third Horseman of the Apocalypse, comes to PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on November 27th. It'll be followed by two separate DLC drops - each of which, according to THQ Nordic, will feature "new playable areas... new challenges, puzzles, items and enemies".
DLC pack one, known as The Crucible, takes Fury on a journey to the mysterious location of the title - her presence "requested by a strange entity wishing to test her skills in battle". This one's a Horde-Mode-style affair, with players up against "wave after wave of enemies". Success in combat will unlock new rewards and items.
UPDATE 12/7/18: Following the announcement of a November release for Darksiders 3 on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, publisher THQ Nordic has unveiled a new trailer, showcasing one of new protagonist Fury's various forms.
Fury, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, is a mage and can evolve her form as Darksiders 3 progresses, altering her powers and weaponry in the process. THQ Nordic's latest trailer focusses on The Flame Hollow, which arms Fury with two deadly burning flails.
"These powerful weapons offer a new set of attacks, and charging the burning energy within them executes an explosive finishing move, devastating nearby foes," explains the publisher. "Using this Hollow opens up a number of previously inaccessible paths: Fury can pass through fire and lava unscathed, or perform a fiery high jump to launch herself to new areas."
THQ Nordic has unveiled a couple of minutes of new Darksiders 3 footage, the first to be shown since its announcement and gameplay reveal in May.
UPDATE 03/05/2017 3.47am: Darksiders 3 has officially been revealed by THQ Nordic.
The publisher confirmed a 2018 release in the following CG teaser trailer, via IGN.
It's hard to glean much from this trailer, but it seems like the tone Gunfire Games is aiming for is very much in keeping with the series' bombastic comic flavour. In other words, it's not going the God of War path and favouring gritty realism, nor is it opting for Destiny 2's tongue-in-cheek humour. Instead, Darksiders 3 looks to be a proper continuation of the saga.