Closer Look – Darksiders: The Forbidden Lands
When THQ Nordic announced the very pricey Darksiders Genesis Nephilim Edition people had some questions about what exactly Darksiders: The Forbidden Lands was. A new boardgame, based on Darksiders? How would it work? What did it look like?
Those questions get answered today, with a closer look at the contents of The Forbidden Lands and some details on how to play. Four players each choose their Horseman and then take to the board, exploring an all-new storyline through 19 missions in the Darksiders universe and building their character’s skills using their customizable deck of cards.
If you have a fifth friend who wants to play, they can step in as the game master and control the monsters and wait one second, they’re just trying to trick you into playing a Darksiders version of Dungeons & Dragons!
That sounds awesome actually…
Here’s the press release:
THQ Nordic announces the official board game Darksiders: The Forbidden Land, only available with Darksiders Genesis Nephilim Edition!
Premiere in the Darksiders history: Play all Four Horsemen at the same time!
With asymmetric player abilities, you can play as War, Death, Fury or Strife and experience the game completely differently each time. Beside 61 phenomenally detailed and pre-painted minis, the game includes customisable decks of cards for each Rider. That means that even multiple games with the same rider will be different. Manage your cards well, as you will be using them to move, attack enemies and upgrade your rider using Darksiders: The Forbidden Land’s unique new card economy mechanic. But don’t blow through them too quickly though, because once your deck runs out you’ve lost the battle.
The included Campaign Book has a thrilling story spread over 19 different levels – grouped into multiple scenarios – to play through. These can be tackled in sequence for an entire campaign play-through, players may choose to focus on a single scenario for a shorter gaming session, or even just play through a single level. With a variety of enemies as well as numerous modular hex-tile game boards included in the game, we also look forward to seeing fan-created custom levels and scenarios!
We mentioned this game is playable with up to five people, but there are only Four Horsemen. How does that work? One of you can play as the game master, that’s how! Without the game master, there are rules determining how the enemies of the Four Horsemen will behave, but with a game master controlling the monsters an extra level of challenge is added as suddenly they can move tactically.
Board game Darksiders: The Forbidden Land contents
- 61 pre-painted (!) Miniatures – including War, Death, Fury, Strife and the massive End-Boss the Jailer as high quality pre-painted miniatures
- 124 Tokens
- 36 Multi-Hex-Space Modular Boards
- 423 Cards
- 4 Player Boards
- Custom Dice
- Campaign Book
Darksiders: The Forbidden Land will only be available through the Darksiders Genesis Nephilim Edition! Pre-order here: https://darksiders.com/
Darksiders Genesis Nephilim Edition
The Nephilim Edition will be available in selected retailers for an SRP of € 379.99 | $ 379.99 | £ 349.99 and contains the following items:
- Darksiders Genesis game
- Official board game Darksiders: The Forbidden Land
- Strife Figurine
- Sticker Sheet
About the board game Darksiders: The Forbidden Land
The Charred Council – the mediator between Heaven and Hell – is mystified: The barrier to the Forbidden Land, a world that has been isolated from the rest of creation for aeons, was broken! The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are ordered to investigate the reason, accompanied by an observing Watcher. When it becomes clear that the Forbidden Land hides more secrets than The Charred Council was willing to tell, the search for relics of an ancient civilization and a deadly demon begins…