A lot of video games like to place themselves in times and settings long after the world has gone to shit. Fallout, The Last of Us, even Katamari Damacy has you recreating worlds that your clumsy father accidentally destroyed.
Rarely does a game put you in a middle of the apocalypse as it is happening; but in the case of the Darksiders franchise, it has been doing this for three whole titles.
The third release in the series, conveniently titled Darksiders III, is a return to the lively world of an apocalyptic Earth where every single thing is either dying or dead. After War is framed into setting off the Apocalypse early in the first game, it's up to his siblings to clean up their idiot brother's mess by fixing everything that was set free - usually by means of really deadly weapons.
Taking place at around the same time as Darksiders II, players control Fury, a fiery mage with a whip that isn't just used in kinky situations. Her share of the chores in cleaning up brother War's mess is to take down the Seven Deadly Sins, which according to the bible are Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Envy, Pride, and... Fury?
Weirdly enough, the developers over at Gunfire Games and THQ Nordic seem
to have missed Bible Studies back in school and promoted Fury to one of the
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. There isn't much known about these seven sacks
of scum, but you can find both an image and a short description of Sloth on the
game's official page:
Doesn't he look so absolutely lazy that you just want to stomp on him in his sleep?
More information on his apocalyptic accomplices will be revealed on the
website as the game nears its 2018
release on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, so be sure to check in every now and then to find out Darksiders' bizarre take on these
Armed with her metal whip and flowing purple hair, Fury's slaughter-filled path looks to be the logical evolution to the series' unique cartoony look. It's still quite a ways away, but Darksiders III will hopefully make the inevitable end of this world just a bit more bearable.