THQ today announced that an original novel set in the Darksiders universe will be published by Random House’s Del Rey imprint in May 2012.
Darksiders: The Abomination Vault, which is being written by author Ari Marmell, will take place millennia before the events of the first game of the series. Random House Worlds, the Random House Publishing Group’s intellectual property creation and development group, will also develop the IP bible for the Darksiders universe.
According to the description given, the novel centres around “the Horsemen of the Apocalypse (beings charged with maintaining the Balance between the forces of Heaven and Hell) uncovering a plot to resurrect ancient weapons of unimaginable power.”
“Death, with the help of his compatriot War, must track down and neutralize the mysterious individuals behind the scheme before the entire universe is plunged into a devastating conflict.”
Darksiders II is also due to arrive in May.