THQ Inc. announced the highly anticipated action adventure title Darksiders, from internal studio Vigil Games, is scheduled to launch in North America on January 5th, 2010 for the Xbox 360 and the PLAYSTATION3. The title is also scheduled to ship in Europe and Asia Pacific on January 7th and January 8th, respectively.
Featuring the unique art style of legendary comic book artist Joe Madureira, Darksiders puts players in the role of War, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. Gamers will explore Earth set 100 years after the biblical Apocalypse, traveling through expansive dungeons, battling demons and angels and striking deals with unsavory characters in an epic quest to restore the balance between Heaven and Hell.
In addition to announcing the ship date, THQ today also released the final packaging art and announced the re-launch of the new Darksiders web site.