THQ and its internal developer Vigil Games (Warhammer 40k Online
) have announced Darksiders: Wrath of War
, an "open world" action adventure coming to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2008, created by X-Men artist and Vigil founder Joe Madureira.
THQ says the game gives players the ability to take on the role of War, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse and explore a demon ravaged world as he "embarks on a brutal quest of vengeance and revenge against the forces that betrayed him with the help of his phantom steed Ruin."
THQ says the title will be the first from the recently founded Vigil Games, anda will feature open-world exploration, a deep combat system and a huge arsenal of modern and mythical weapons.
Said THQ executive VP of publishing Kelly Flock, “Our internal studio Vigil Games is combining proprietary next-gen gaming technology and a graphic novel visual style to bring open-world gaming to the action-adventure genre like never before. We believe the game’s combination of a deep yet easy to control combat system, seamless open-world exploration and the artistic vision of legendary artist Joe Madureira will make Darksiders: Wrath of War
a must have game in 2008.”