About a week ago, THQ Nordic and Gunfire Games released the first-ever piece of pre-alpha gameplay footage for Darksiders 3, featuring nearly 12 whole minutes of the forthcoming hack-and-slash game’s protagonist Fury whipping and walloping enemies left and right. Now, Gunfire Games’ president David Adams has sat down with the fine folks at IGN to discuss the video at length, breaking down details that reveal story information, visual aesthetics, combat elements, and more.

As seen in the video courtesy of IGN below, the Gunfire Games president essentially provides a running commentary of the previously released footage for Darksiders 3, starting with a rundown of the first area seen that’s called “Haven,” which leads Fury into a small corner of the map where Ulthane–one of the Makers from the first entry in the series–hangs out and causes the area to become lush and verdant just by his presence. As the video moves into combat portions, Adams confirms that while the whip is Fury’s primary weapon, players will be able to unlock and wield others, as well as magical powers as the game progresses.

After touching on Fury’s battle abilities in Darksiders 3, Adams mentions how the broken down station that the protagonist explores is representative of a unique part of the map held by Sloth, who is one of the main antagonists in the game in the form of the Seven Deadly Sins. As far as the story is concerned, the Gunfire Games president reiterates that the plot revolves around Fury being sent to Earth to recapture the Sins and imprison them once more after their escape during the apocalypse. As it happens, each of the bosses will have distinctive areas, enemies, and puzzles that reflect their appearances and characteristics.

To close out the clip, Adams discusses Fury’s fight with Sloth, as the Gunfire Games president declares that defeating him won’t be a cakewalk, despite his “laissez-faire” attitude. As Adams puts it, Darksiders 3 will continue the tradition of boss battles being significantly difficult, as the forthcoming Zelda-like title intends to challenge fans’ skills.

All things considered, with this only being the first piece of footage offered up for Darksiders 3, Gunfire Games’ work on the sequel looks to be shaping up quite nicely, especially considering all of the improvements and elements on the way that Adams mentioned during his commentary. With any luck, the forthcoming hack-and-slash release will help further solidify THQ Nordic and Gunfire Games’ future.

Darksiders 3 currently lacks an official release date, but is in production for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: IGN – YouTube

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