Boo! Darksiders: Warmastered Edition Delayed

OOGILY BOOGILY BOOGA BOO!

I apologise for shaking you to the very core of your being, leaving you with fingernails bitten to the bone as you sit in a warm ammoniac sop, but it’s important that I prepare you for Hallowe’en shocks. And for this next spine-chilling surprise: Darksiders: Warmastered Edition [official site] has been delayed. The revamped rerelease of Vigil Games’ 2010 Apocalyptic action-adventure was due on October 25th, in time for the day we all know as The Big Spooky, but publishers THQ Nordic have pushed it back by one month.

Warmastered Edition, to refresh your memory, is Darksiders prettied-up a little. It’ll boast high-res textures, improved shadows, 60fps action, fancy post-processing effects, and so on. Like the ‘Deathinitive Edition’ of Darksiders II before it, this is mostly to bring the game to modern consoles but hey, we benefit from it too.

Why the delay? THQ Nordic don’t say. The PC version is now due on November 29th, which is a week after the console release. Why the holdup? They don’t say. Will it be discounted for folks who already own the original game? They don’t say.

THQ Nordic have said they would like to make Darksiders 3, so consider this a brand-building exercise.

THQ Nordic, by the way, is not the same as THQ. It’s the new name of Nordic Games, who picked up the brand as well as the rights to loads of THQ’s games. It’s not quite the same as The Demons Whispering Sierra’s Name in the Darkness or The Terrible Creature Wearing the Skin of Atari, as Nordic don’t entirely shed their old identity. The Nordic Fist Wearing the Degloved Hand of THQ? The Nordic Fist Wearing THQ As Fingerless Mittens.

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4 Comments

  1. padger says:

    Alice’s news posts are my favourite internet.

  2. buenaventura says:

    Alice, your scary ways need some inspiration; have you read the tf2 halloween pre-update-blog-post? It’s worth quoting:

    “And it wouldn’t be a Halloween pre-announcement blog post if we didn’t scare most of you TO DEATH. For instance: What if just now you heard the rattling moon-lit sound of a SKELETON? No, nothing? Everybody still alive? Okay, but what if that sound was coming from INSIDE YOUR OWN BODY? Because there’s a SKELETON in there RIGHT NOW? Oh, you already knew that, did you? Well, what if we were to tell you it’s STEVE BUSCEMI’S SKELETON? How did it get INSIDE you? What did he do with YOUR skeleton? Why don’t you ask him, because he’s RIGHT BEHIND YOU! No, look down! Farther! Because he’s just a puddle of flesh with two BULGING EYEBALLS staring up at you! And a SNAGGLE-TOOTH! That’s right, you just BODY-SHAMED STEVE BUSCEMI! Because it was YOU writing this blog post the WHOLE TIME! AWOOOOO!

    Happy pre-Halloween, everyone who’s still alive after reading that! (Probably not many of you.)”

    My kids have been scared of the skeletons inside their body for a long time now!

  3. Jalan says:

    Phew, thought for a moment there that the neverending ping-pong game of “So, previous owners get it free… RIGHT?” and “People worked hard on this, they deserve to be paid for that work” was going to ruin Halloween for me.

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