It’s been a very interesting few weeks for Vigil Studios, creators of the Darksiders franchise. In the wake of THQ’s bankruptcy, Vigil and other THQ properties were auctioned off, but Darksiders has yet to find a home. Even when a number of Vigil employees were hired to form Crytek USA, there was no interest in their only established video game series.
If recent rumors are to be believed, a number of former Vigil employees jumped ship for Nintendo-owned developer Retro Studios in the months before THQ’s bankruptcy. With the Darksiders IP still up for grabs, and likely at a relatively low cost, it simply makes sense for them to take advantage of this opportunity