Destroy All Humans 5 and Darksiders 4 planning E3 reveal suggest leaks
Two last gen games may be about to get unexpected new entries, if rumours about THQ Nordic’s plans are true.
Last week publisher THQ Nordic confirmed to investors that, despite all evidence to the contrary, it is still making Dead Island 2, while at the same time revealing it has a whopping 80 projects currently in development, 48 of which are currently unannounced.
Well, that number may have just been reduced to 46 (or more, we think they’re probably counting individual format versions in that total).
The evidence for a new Darksiders and Destroy All Humans! primarily comes from THQ Nordic’s controversial 8Chan AMA in February, which nobody seems to have noticed until now included listings for Destroy All Humans! and something called Darksiders: Genesis.
The list was allegedly of games to be shown at E3, and it’s certainly true that THQ is planning to show two unannounced action games at the event.
Website GamingBolt was able to get further information though, with one described as the ‘long-awaited return of a galactically beloved game/franchise’, which seems like it could be Destroy All Humans!
The other is described as a ‘new vision of a beloved game/franchise’, which could be anything, including Darksiders.
Darksiders III was released last Christmas but while it didn’t seem to be a particularly big commercial or critical hit it was apparently cheap enough to make that it turned a profit.
In that sense a new game isn’t that surprising, although the subtitle Genesis implies it’s a prequel, which presumably means the timeline of the story still won’t be advanced beyond the first game (the existing two sequels both take place at the same time as the original).
Destroy All Humans! hasn’t been seen 2008’s Path Of The Furon, after which the open world series seemed to quickly fade from memory.
Unlike some games though it does seem a good choice for a reboot, in the sense that it was a good idea that was never carried off particularly well. With tighter gameplay and a funnier script there’s plenty of potential, but we’ll have to wait and see if the game even exists yet…
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