Just recently, THQ Nordic and Gunfire Games put out a series of screenshots depicting Darksiders 3's fierce protagonist known as Fury in action, highlighting looks at some of the forthcoming hack-and-slash game's combat, its environments, and its art style. Now, hot on the heels of the release of these stills, the publisher and developer have sanctioned the release of a brand new video depicting gameplay from the title, showing upwards of 12 minutes of in-game footage.
As seen below in the video courtesy of IGN, fans can get a good gander at some pre-alpha gameplay that's laying the groundwork for what's to come in Darksiders 3 when it gets released. Taking this into consideration, since the footage depicts gameplay in its pre-alpha stage, there's the possibility for a lot to be changed and tweaked between now and the title's launch.
Those wondering how the combat will work in Darksiders 3 get a decent idea of how Fury will hold her own against the game's enemies thanks to the footage, as she's shown quickly evading baddies and delivering punishing attack combinations with her whip. Furthermore, she uses her lengthy weapon to traverse across the title's environments, climbing up to areas and swinging across gaps in the vein of Indiana Jones.
After taking out several of Darksiders 3's lower level baddies, Fury eventually makes her way to one of the game's bosses, Sloth, as she is tasked with defeating it, as it's a physical embodiment of one of the Seven Deadly Sins that broke out of its prison during the apocalypse. As far as Sloth's depiction is concerned, it's shown as a giant, green, grotesque bug with a group of smaller insects carrying it around on a makeshift throne, which syncs up with the sin’s relation to laziness.
Taking all of this into consideration, Darksiders 3 appears to be shaping up quite well, but with development still in the pre-alpha stage, it will be interesting to see if it manages to receive a release by the end of this year, or if it launches later in 2018. Whatever the case may be regarding the game's release date, though, there's no doubt that THQ Nordic and Gunfire Games are banking on Darksiders 3's success.
Darksiders 3 is currently in production for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, but lacks an official release date.
Source: IGN – YouTube