Darksiders: Warmastered Edition for Nintendo Switch has accidentally been revealed by none other than THQ Nordic. A trailer for the Switch version of the game was uploaded to THQ Nordic’s official media asset website, only to be removed shortly after the mistake was realised.
Having accidentally leaked the Nintendo Switch port of Darksiders themselves, THQ Nordic humorously reacted by uploading a new “KEYART” .gif file to their media server which simply plays Naked Gun’s “Please disperse” scene. The Nintendo Switch trailer has also been completely removed from their asset bank.
Darksiders is a combat heavy action-adventure game that combines the dungeon crawling and exploration elements of games like The Legend of Zelda with the fast, meaty combat and violent action of titles such as God of War. Players take on the role of War, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, who is accused of breaking protocol and bringing about the end of the world early. The game offers a large world to explore, puzzling dungeons to solve, and huge bosses to battle – in an attempt to clear War’s name.
Darksiders originally released for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2010. The game was later remastered and re-released as Darksiders: Warmastered Edition in 2016, even receiving a Wii U port in 2017. By the time the game found its way to Nintendo’s previous console, the Nintendo Switch had already been on the market for 2 months and the Wii U was quickly becoming a distant memory to most.
News that Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is coming to Switch is unexpected, even to THQ Nordic it seems. Whilst the trailer did not feature a release date, it did feature the Nintendo eShop logo, confirming that a digital release is certainly in the pipeline. Whether the game will see a physical release is currently unknown, but more news is sure to be on the way (whether the guys at THQ mean to release it or not).