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Vigil Games developers pass on Darksiders advise to Nordic Games

Following news this morning of Nordic Games snapping up the Darksiders franchise, former developers from Vigil Games have been hitting the new publishers forums, passing on advise and even offering to take the IP off its hands.

"As one of the co-founders of Vigil and the lead level designer/principal designer on both games, all I can say is... make it adventurous," said Ryan Stefanelli, now of Crytek, as spotted by NowGamer.

"And do what we would've done: let people know what happens when those other three comets land on Earth! Four player co-op or bust! Good luck to you guys. You've adopted our baby."

"If you actually ever go forward with the Darksiders franchise, be sure to focus on the things that made DS and DS2 cool," added Ben Cureton, who was lead combat designer at Vigil and also now of Crytek.

"Things like... that feeling of adventure (that Ryan mentioned), the fast-paced combat, the sense of scale, quality voice acting, and don't forget that Strife and Fury need to be BADASS... whatever you do, don't forget to crank the BADASS meter up to 11. If you are ever in doubt of what to do... just add more skulls! Oh yeah... it has to be 4 player. It's a must!

"That being said, if you decide you don't want to continue making games for the series, let me know. We'd be more than happy to take the IP off your hands. In fact, you can even have all of the money that DS1 and DS2 continue to generate!"

Nordic Games also acquired the Red Faction, MX vs ATV and other former THQ IP's.

What would you like Nordic to do with the Darksiders franchise?

Edited On 23 Apr, 2013

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Artemisthemp 4 years ago
I hope Nordic Games can make a deal with Crytek, so the Virgil team can make Darksiders 3. I ain't saying Nordic Games can't make Darksiders 3, but I prefer the creator makes it, instead of an Unknown company. We all remember what happen to Resident Evil after Shinji Mikami left Capcom
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0000000000 4 years ago
if they play it right i think the possible darksiders 3 is going to be amazing and i cant wait for it to happen if it ever happens! bring it on i say im excited about the thought of it
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ZdravkoN 4 years ago
I really hope that Darksiders 3 comes to life, and that it keeps the same visual style as 1 and 2. Only time will tell.
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Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
Big Darksiders fan, hopefully more of the same.
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NJB 4 years ago
Advice, not advise
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Robichoico 4 years ago
considering part of Vigil went to Retro, and others went to Crytek. Honestly I don't really know what I want to see them do. Although looking at their previous games I would be happy if they didn't do anything.
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Jamie 4 years ago
I fully support any future darksiders games hopefully it wont be 4 player only though as i dont do multiplayer. The end of the first darksiders was possibly the most jaw dropping ending ive seen this gen (that and castlevania LOS) so keep that momentum going and then name your price.
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Kimiteshu 4 years ago
Never really got into the Darksiders franchise but I'd be interested in checking out a 3rd

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