clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Nordic Games is committed to continuing Darksiders series, says former creative director

The Darksiders series isn't over, according to former Vigil Games creative director Joe Madureira in a statement posted on his official Facebook account.

Madureira took to Facebook to answer a number of questions about his current projects, including the current status of the former THQ property.

"[Darksiders] is not dead," he wrote. "The new owner, Nordic seems very committed to continuing the series.

"As far as my involvement, I can't say at this point. Hopefully we will all have exciting news about the franchise soon."

Following the bankruptcy sale of publisher THQ last year, Sweden-based company Nordic Games acquired the Darksiders IP, along with Red Faction, MX vs. ATV, Supreme Commander, Frontlines, Stuntman, Juiced, Full Spectrum Warrior and Destroy All Humans among other franchises.

"We will look into all possibilities," Nordic Games CEO Lars Wingefors told Polygon at the time when asked about potential sequels, "but I don't want to repeat the mistakes of THQ and bring out unprofitable products. Then your days are over. You need to find the right [development] team and build a smart business model around it.

"I do think there is great potential, most of these games have sold in the millions. There is a love for these titles. Red Faction has millions of fans. They were disappointed with the last installment, but I think there is potential in it. And of course Darksiders, everyone, everyone would like to see something come from that."

Earlier this year, Nordic Games listed Darksiders among a number of titles slated to receive compilation bundles. You can check out our report on who exactly Nordic Games is right here.