The presence of highly adept female characters in games seems to be somewhat on the rise. So far this year we’ve indulged in some prehistoric pursuits with Aloy in Horizon Zero Dawn and blew up all manner of robotic adversaries as 2B in Neir: Automata, to name but a few. Still to come we have the intriguing Senua, with developer Ninja Theory pushing boundaries in game’s portrayal of mental health with Hellbade: Senua’s Sacrifice, and Naughty Dog giving us one last slice of Uncharted action with female duo Chloe and Nadine taking over treasure hunting duties from series star Nathan Drake in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.
And it seems that 2017 isn’t going to be the only good year for interesting and prominent female characters; THQ Nordic has just announced Darksiders 3 and in it players will take on the role of Fury. The third of the series’ Four Horseman of the Apocalypse, Fury is on a quest to hunt down and dispose of the Seven Deadly Sins. This lady’s certainly got ambition and, judging by the few screenshots that have been released, she’s got the arsenal and attitude to back it up.
Fury is a mage who relies on a whip and magic to battle evil, restore balance to the world and prove that she’s the most powerful of the Horsemen.
The new protagonist isn’t the only thing to be excited about however, Darksiders 3 looks set to provide the same thrilling action as its predecessors in an expansive “open-ended, living, free form Earth that is dilapidated by war and decay, and overrun by nature”.
Darksiders 3 will be developed by Gunfire Games, the studio founded by members of Darksiders’ previous developer Vigil Games, who met their demise during the collapse of publisher and IP owner THQ. The series is in highly capable and experienced hands with Gunfire, who also recently remastered the first two games in the series under THQ Nordic. THQ Nordic is not related to THQ, they are the publisher previously known as Nordic Games, who bought the rights to many of THQ’s games.
Darksiders 3 is expected to storm onto PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2018.
Form more information visit darksiders.com.
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