Following an online leak earlier this week, publisher Nordic Games has confirmed that the original Darksiders is coming to the PC and current-gen consoles, in a remaster titled Darksiders: Warmastered Edition.
As is often the case with remasters, the game will enhance the visuals of Nordic’s original, running at 1080p and 60 frames per second on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The PC version will additionally support 4K resolution, as well as more video options for players to tinker with.
A Wii U version was also confirmed, though frame rate on the system will be slightly lower at 30 frames per second.
Aside from minor variations however, Warmastered Edition will sport doubled texture resolutions and enhanced shadow rendering, as well as post processing effects. Although it doesn’t look as if any new gameplay features will arise in the October remaster, its modest £15 price tag places Warmastered Edition below the asking price of most current-gen remasters – even the fairly-priced Ratchet and Clank revamp for the PS4.
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The last remaster sprung from Nordic Games was Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition, which released last year for the PC, Xbox One and PS4, after the studio acquired the Darksiders property from publisher THQ. Though rumours of a third installment in the series have been floating around for a while, no details on a Darksiders 3 have yet been revealed.
Given Nordic have returned to remaster the original game, however, this might suggest the publisher is looking to nudge the series back into the limelight in preparation for announcements in the near future.
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition releases worldwide on October 25 for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii U. For more information, you can visit Nordic Games official website here, or follow the publisher on Twitter.