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.
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.