Trailing behind the console versions by a week, the so-called Warmastered Edition of the first Darksiders game is now available to PC players on Steam. Following a similar practice as when the remastered “Deathinitive” Edition of Darksiders 2 was released, the updated title is free for the owners of the original – however, this time around there is no time limit to claim your Warmastered copy, as it is registered to your Steam account automatically.
That said, in case you missed out on giving both demons and angels what-for as one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse the first time around, THQ Nordic is trying to entice you tooth and claw (fitting, really). Through this Friday, the game is available at an 80% discount, which is a pretty rare occurrence for newly launched titles. You can grab the game for just $3.99.
Darksiders, first released in 2010, went ahead and got rid of the human race in the prologue chapter. With those pests out of the way, the game opened up as a semi-open-world action-adventure that blended the varied puzzle-solving gameplay familiar from the likes of The Legend of Zelda series, with hack’n’slash combat featuring a bulky demigod swinging a sword as large as himself at a wide assortment of hellspawn.
With a sequel and a remaster of said sequel as its legacy, Nordic Games decided that a touched-up edition of the original Darksiders would find an audience. Nordic acquired the rights to the Darksiders franchise when THQ went under in 2013, taking hopes of a third – and fourth, since there are four horsemen – installment with it. When Nordic announced that they actually want to do something with the IP, everyone assumed we’d hop into the shoes of Strife or Fury.
Instead, we got two Darksiders remasters – which, admittedly, is better than nothing. The Warmastered Edition on PC is bringing a suite of upgrades to the table. War can now decapitate vile hellspawn in 4K, all the texture resolutions have been doubled so you can identify various internal organs with greater ease, and a bunch of post-processing effects have been added that weren’t present in the original release.
The Warmastered Edition is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, with the Wii U version’s release date still unannounced.
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This post was originally written by Aron Gerencser.