Darksiders: Genesis 'Abilities and Creature Cores' Trailer Showcases Customization and Combat
You can say a lot in a minute, and the latest gameplay trailer for Darksiders: Genesis does just that as it shows off abilities and Creature Cores and jacks the hype meter another 10% as we head towards its launch on PC, December 5th.
At first I was a little unsure about Airship Syndicate flipping the Darksiders IP into a top-down Diablo-style hack and slash, but they have absolutely killed it in terms of showcasing exactly why this is an absolutely must-play game this winter. With local and online co-op play, or the ability to go it alone if you’d prefer, and some options in how you spec your character this promises to be a real time-killer.
Here’s the press release:
New gameplay trailer for Darksiders: Genesis shows off customizable demon slaying
PC/Stadia: December 5, 2019
All Consoles: February 14, 2020, Valentine’s Day
Pre-Order on PC here: https://darksiders.com/order-
The “Creature Core”-system allows the player to shift the balance between the different playstyles of WAR and STRIFE. Would you like to increase your attack power or add a lava trail to your dashes? Would you like a chance to spawn a hellhound whenever you attack or do you want to increase the amount of health & ammunition your enemies will drop?
Tailor your characters abilities to match your personal playstyle with the “Creature Core”-system.
Darksiders Genesis features the debut of the fourth and final horsemen – STRIFE – who battles alongside his brother and fellow horsemen WAR in the first ever Darksiders two-player co-op mode. Solo players will be able to alternate between STRIFE and WAR on the fly, taking advantage of STRIFE’s ranged and WAR’s melee style attacks. Both characters can build up a special attack meter that, when activated, temporarily turns them into a colossal creature that leaves epic destruction in its wake.
Darksiders Genesis is currently in development for PC, Google Stadia and all current-gen console platforms. The PC and Google Stadia versions of Darksiders Genesis will release on December 5, 2019. The console versions will release on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2020.
About Darksiders Genesis
Darksiders Genesis is an action/adventure that tears its way through hordes of demons, angels, and everything in-between on its way to Hell and back with guns blazing and swords swinging. Genesis gives players their first look at the world of Darksiders before the events of the original game, as well as introduces the horseman Strife.
- Blast angels and demons as the gunslinging Horseman Strife, playable for the first time
- Swap between the powerful swordsman War and Strife instantly in frenetic, single-player gameplay
- Explore the epic world of Darksiders and wreak havoc with a friend in two-player cooperative mode
- Experience a brand new story campaign that takes place before the original Darksiders, exploring the origin of the Seven Seals
- Grow in strength and power as you collect items, abilities, weapon enhancements, creature cores and more