THQ Nordic and Gunfire Games reveal the first Darksiders 3 gameplay footage. The new video features a giant boss battle against a big bug that represents one of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Darksiders 3 stars a female protagonist named Fury, who is one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The game was officially announced last week for PC and consoles.
Darksiders 3 Gameplay – Sloth Boss Battle
In the 12 minute Darksiders 3 showcase, viewers see lead character Fury travel through a grim world, taking down a series of bug-like enemies. There are enemies that look a little like crabs and can burrow underground to take Fury by surprise when they resurface, foes that can hang from the ceiling and others that try and take the player character out with sheer brute force.
After taking out many of these smaller enemies, Fury then comes to face to face with a giant bug that represents one of the Seven Deadly Sins, and is one of the main bosses of the game; Sloth Lord of the Flies. In appropriate, lazy fashion, Sloth is being carried around by some of the bug minions and Fury must take these out with a few more slashes from her whip before Sloth itself begins to slither around the battle arena.
Sloth wields a scythe/club sort of weapon that it swipes at Fury to try and take her down. It doesn’t look too difficult to dodge, though the boss may jump in the air and quickly change position. The boss is unlikely to be too much trouble for Darksiders 3 players to take out, though and with smart movements and flanking as they sling the whip at Sloth’s tail, it should be easy to take down.
Response to the video has been mixed as some viewers say that combat looks bland and boring as other fans point out that this Darksiders 3 gameplay footage is described as ‘pre-alpha.’ Those criticisms are valid as the footage doesn’t show any of the ‘magical’ abilities teased when the game was announced and therefore looks a bit same-y. A lot could change between now and the game’s 2018 release date, however, so it’s far too soon to write it off.
Darksiders 3 will be released in 2018 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.