Possible Darksiders 3 Release Date Appears On Microsoft Store

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There aren't many reasons to be grateful for the Microsoft Store, but Darksiders fans might have one.

If you head over to the listing for Darksiders 3 on the Microsoft Store right now, you'll see a neat surprise: Tuesday, November 27. (Internationally, it's listed as November 26.)

That's the listed release date for Darksiders 3, anyway, which at least gives everyone some kind of expectations. The only release date announced for Darksiders 3 before then was "2018", which appeared not long after Amazon helpfully leaked the game's existence.

Darksiders 3 Leaked Via Amazon

A new Amazon listing revealed Darksiders 3 for PS4, Xbox One and PC before it was officially announced. It appeared as a THQ Nordic listing, and its product page is filled with screenshots and info about the game.

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THQ Nordic's official website hasn't confirmed the date just yet; their official release date calendar is still listing "TBA 2018" as the release date for Darksiders 3. If the Microsoft listing is correct - and it's a logical window, and not something silly like a placeholder date on a Sunday at the end of the month - that would have THQ Nordic launching the action-adventure a week after the console release for Wreckfest.

THQ Nordic (formerly Nordic Games), picked up the rights to Darksiders following THQ's asset firesale several years ago. The company paid $US4.9 million for the rights in a package deal, which included the IP for Red Faction, MX vs ATV, Supreme Commander, Darksiders, and other "owned" or "licensed" software.

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    Loved Darksiders 1 and 2. Definitely looking forward to 3, but man does it seem like its going to be hectic in gaming over the next few months. Christmas time will be overflowing with choice like this, Smash Bros on the Switch, Destiny 2 Forsaken, and WoW BfA to name just a few

    How does the release date of Wreckfest impact Darksiders 3 at all? That seems like a strange aside to make :/.

    If it's true, this would make title #3 for Xmas 2018 that I'll most likely be picking up, after AC Odyssey and Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

      Just something to note, since both games are getting promoted by the same publisher. Not saying one game is going to cannibalise the other or anything.

    This actually looks like a really good date right now. Obviously the schedule will fill up a bit as we get closer but right now there's almost nothing of note releasing in November or December - basically just Fallout 76 in November and that's two weeks earlier, and the only very large release in December right now is Smash Bros. End of November also puts it well clear of Assassin's Creece and GTA4-again-but-with-horses.

      There's Pokemon: Let's Go! in November as well. I think everyone is else happy to dodge RDR2 as much as possible (be fun to see what happens if that gets delayed, though).

        Going to go out on a limb and say that while there's possibly some overlap in their markets, I don't think the Darksiders III team are going to be too worried about competing for sales dollars against a Switch port of Pokemon Go.

    Wouldn't we have heard more about it at E3 if it was this close?

      The date's been confirmed, so apparently not. It *is* a bit weird we haven't seen much of the game at all yet though.

        This isn't hugely surprising. THQ Nordic tend to make a bigger splash at Gamescom than they do E3; E3 space is *expensive*.

        I'll be in town for Gamescom this year, so if people would like me to make this a higher priority when I've got some time on the show floor, let me know.

          Please do. They've been really cagey about what sort of game this is and I need to know if it's still got the intricate puzzle areas and stuff like the previous two, or if they've just turned it into a generic open world action game (which it kind of looks like they might have). Open World games bore me to tears so if they've ditched the Legend of Zelda / Metroid structure it'll be a hard pass for me, especially since the other big pull that was the art direction has been ditched for such a bland aesthetic now that Joe Mad isn't involved any more.

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