Darksiders 3 gameplay looks pretty sweet so far — watch the video

Darksiders 3 gameplay video looks sweet

The Darksiders 3 gameplay video is pretty sweet for a pre-alpha game

Ooooooh, now this is interesting. Action role-playing hack and slash open-world game Darksiders 3 just got a first time ever gameplay video and, even though it is only pre-alpha game footage, it still looks as cool as hell.

The Darksiders 3 gameplay video was uploaded today by IGN, who were given first access to it by THQ Nordic and Gunfire Games. And, while there are obviously going to be a lot of changes between now and the game going into beta, it’s still grabbing my attention.

The 12-minute IGN game footage shows Fury, the game’s new protagonist, and a mage with a whip and an attitude and who definitely has some interesting moves. The art style too is quintessential Darksiders and very pretty, and gameplay looks quite smooth considering this is early on in Darksider 3‘s history, as it’s not going to be released until 2018.

The game is the first we’ve seen in the critically acclaimed Darksiders series since Darksiders 2 was released way back in 2012. This one is in the same post-apocalyptic world and revolves around Fury’s quest to find and defeat the Seven Deadly Sins and their servants, so she can right the balance between good and evil.

And, of course, when you read some of the comments on the gameplay, there are already the whingers complaining that Fury shouldn’t have a whip and combat looks ‘bland’ and blah and blah and blah. Ignore them.

Because, for a game that is a long way from beta, Darksiders 3 is already looking pretty sweet.

Watch the IGN Darksiders 3 gameplay footage in the video below to see what I mean. The game itself will release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC sometime next year.