E3 2019: Darksiders Genesis announced, top-down action-RPG Diablo-like – First trailer

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We’ve barely been given time to miss the Darksiders franchise and it’s already back. Following in the footsteps of Darksiders 3 is Darksiders Genesis, an all-new spin on the Darksiders franchise that’s being developed by Airship Syndicate, the team behind the very well-received Battle Chasers: Nightwar.

Eschewing the usual third-person action-adventure stylings of the Darksiders series, Darksiders Genesis is a top-down action-RPG spin-off. Players will assume control of Strife, another Horseman of the Apocalypse, in a Diablo-style dungeon crawl for loot and upgrades. In the first trailer, it is actually looking very slick for a game of this time, offering up a decent blend of melee attacks, long-range guns, and magic spells.

It doesn’t look as if Darksiders Genesis is going to be winning any awards for originality, but with the Battle Chasers dev team behind it, we reckon this could end up the stronger of the two modern Darksiders titles.

Darksiders Genesis will be coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia later in 2019.

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