Platinum Games to be Darksiders’ Knight in Shining Armour?

darksideersIn the wake of the THQ auction on the 22nd, things were looking uncertain for the Darksiders franchise.

However, Platinum games, developer of Vanquish, Bayonetta and the upcoming Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance may have offered the team at Vigil Games and the franchise a lifeline. The lead designer of Darksiders; Haydn Dalton expressed his dismay on Twitter, hinting at what was to come for Darksiders III:

“There was a shimmer on a slither of hope, that at one point, there’d be a Darksiders III: 4 Player Co-Op; It rode off into the sunset today”.

Upon reading the tweet, JP Kellams, talent spotter, translator and writer for Platinum Games replied, encouraging employees of Vigil Games to contact him for a new position:

@haydndalton hey man. If anyone is interested in working with/at Platinum let me know how to get ahold of you via DM.”

However, this is not the end of the story. Head of Platinum Games, Atsushi Inaba expressed an interest in purchasing the Darksiders franchise:

“In THQ studio and IP selling off auction, Darksiders is unsold? [We] wanna buy it…on the cheap…”

Perhaps this is not the end for the Darksiders franchise. For me personally this is a welcome glimmer of hope, as the Darksiders franchise is perhaps one of my most treasured game series. This, coupled with my appreciation and admiration for Platinum Games as a studio, fills me with anticipation and hope that this goes ahead.