THQ Nordic and Gunfire Games announce Darksiders 3 and reveal its female protagonist. The game’s lead is a character named Fury, who is one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Darksiders 3 Female Protagonist Fury Revealed
In a press release, THQ Nordic confirmed that it is working with Gunfire Games (a team mostly made up of former Darksiders series devs) on Darksiders 3. This new game will introduce female protagonist Fury who goes on a quest to “hunt down and dispose of the Seven Deadly Sins.” Fury will “battle from the heights of heaven down through the depths of hell in a quest to restore humanity and prove that she is the most powerful of the Horsemen.”
The developers also promise that Darksiders 3 will be an open-world affair, that’s set in a “living” and “free-form” planet Earth. There will also be plenty of hack ‘n’ slash gameplay action as Fury takes down enemies with whip as well as her magic, aiming to restore “the balance between good and evil” as she goes.
So far, the response to the game and its female lead has mostly been positive. Naturally, there are some who take issue with Fury being the protagonist as she’s a woman but the majority of fans are just glad that the game is happening at all, regardless of who is the lead. The IP’s original owner THQ filed for bankruptcy some time ago and some were worried the series would not continue.
And although some fans who are keen to play as Fury take issue with the female protagonist’s design (specifically her ‘boob plate’ armour) plenty seem to support her exaggerated style. Some are even ready to do over the top make-up tutorials using her as inspiration, so hopefully THQ Nordic and Gunfire will reveal more about the character and the game soon.
Darksiders 3 will be released in 2018 on Windows PC, PS4 and Xbox One.