For a publisher that is widely perceived to have relied on licenses in the past, THQ certainly seem to be shifting some of its focus towards developing titles that are more original. The move was all the more evident at the publisher's recent Gamers Day with the likes of Baja, Deadly Creatures, and Darksiders: Wrath of War all on show.
In development at Vigil Games, Darksiders takes its inspiration from that most upbeat of Biblical books, Revelations, and the Apocalypse. Taking the role of War, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, Darksiders: Wrath of War is a story of revenge and redemption, with the protagonist shaping up to be the near-epitome of an anti-hero. After all, how often is it that gamers play as the force responsible for tearing peace from the world?