War, the Rider of the Red Horse, got introduced in the game developed by Airship Syndicate (so Darksiders Genesis isn’t made by Gunfire Games, who worked on Darksiders III)
„War, the Rider of the Red Horse, is both honourable and savage. The youngest of the Four Horseman, but his age is no indication of his experience on the battleground. He has battled countless enemies with his furious weapon Chaoseater and the protection of his impervious armour. Always by his side is Ruin, War’s phantom steed. Ruin is both mighty and graceful with its blackened coat and fiery hooves and mane. War was wrongly framed by Abaddon for starting the Apocalypse too soon and was imprisoned for over one hundred years by The Charred Council. Well, at least he has beautiful long and white hair. Without split ends. [Are we suddenly in a Schwarzkopf advertisement? – the ed.]
In Darksiders Genesis, you can choose to play either War or his brother Strife, and head into combat side by side in two-player cooperative mode. The story takes place before the events of the original game when Lucifer, the enigmatic and deceptive demon king, plots to upset the Balance by granting power to master demons throughout Hell. If you are a melee type of gamer, War is your (gauntlet) left-hand,” THQ Nordic’s press release says. (Thank God that THQ Nordic’s parent company… THQ Nordic, is going to rename itself to Embracer Group AB on September 17! No more confusion!)
Darksiders Genesis, a Diablo clone, will launch later this year on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC (Steam), and Google Stadia. First, we’re reaching the end of the year (we’re in September already), so it’s perhaps time to finally say something concrete, and second, the Stadia launches in November in the West, so it looks like the game is out at the end of the year.
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