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THQ Nordic whips out new in-game footage of Darksiders 3

Horsing around.

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.

Darksiders 3 follows a similar combat-heavy third-person action adventure template to its predecessors, but this time places a new protagonist - the "unpredictable and enigmatic" Fury - front and centre. So far, each of the Darksiders games has followed the tribulations of a different member of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse, and with Death, War, and now Fury accounted for, that just leaves Strife to go.

"Earth is now overrun by the Seven Deadly Sins and the mystical creatures and degenerated beings that serve them," says publisher THQ Nordic of Darksiders 3, "The Charred Council calls upon Fury to battle from the heights of heaven down through the depths of hell in a quest to restore the balance and prove that she is the most powerful of the Horsemen."

Cover image for YouTube videoDarksiders 3 - Gameplay December 2017

The new video above is the second in-game look at Darksiders 3 since its CG announcement trailer was revealed, the first footage coming via IGN back in May. It features a couple of minutes of fairly straightforward hack-and-slashery through the bowls of a vast, fiery cavern known as the Hollow. There's not a lot in the way of the series' more Zelda-esque puzzling, but it does offer a reasonable glimpse at Fury's whip-based combat moves.

The first two Darksiders games were tremendously entertaining, and the third sounds like it's in equally good hands. Darksiders 3 is being developed by Gunfire Games, an Austin-based studio consisting of many members of Vigil, the original Darksiders development team.

Darksiders 3 is currently scheduled to release on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 next year, so it's likely we'll be seeing a whole lot more of it soon.