THQ Nordic has confirmed that War will be a playable character in the upcoming Darksiders Genesis. While it appears newcomer Strife will be the main character throughout the campaign there will be a two player cooperative mode where one of the players can take on the role of the original Horseman that got the whole Darksiders franchise going. Genesis’ plot is set before the events of the original Darksiders so at this point in time War hasn’t been blamed for kicking off the Apocalypse on Earth.
Darksiders Genesis was announced in June and it is a departure from the usual style of the Darksiders franchise with Genesis adopting a top down camera view, but the fighting and puzzle solving will still be intact. Strife also has his own weapon set up choosing to use guns instead of melee weapons, and he’ll be using those to hunt down Satan who is working to upset the Balance and pushing power into the favour of the demon realm.
Darksiders Genesis will be released on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch, and Stadia. A release date is to be confirmed.
Source: Press Release