This top-down spin-off prequel follows both Strife and War as they fight back against Lucifer and his machinations.
According to the official Darksiders website, the story follows the two brothers as they attempt to restore the Balance:
“From the dawn of creation, the council has maintained the Balance across existence. Carrying out their orders are the Horsemen, Nephilim (powerful beings spawned from the unnatural union of angels and demons) who have pledged themselves to the Council and been granted immense power.”
“However, this power came at a tragic cost: the Horsemen were ordered to use their newfound strength to wipe out the rest of their kind. What followed was a bloody battle on Eden where the Horsemen, obeying the will of the Council, annihilated the Nephilim.”
“Still reeling from the events on Eden, War and Strife have been given a new assignment — Lucifer, the enigmatic and deceptive demon king, has been plotting to upset the Balance by granting power to master demons throughout Hell.”
The events of Darksiders: Genesis are set before anything that occurs in Darksiders, and therefore before the events of Darksiders II, since the second game takes place part way through the story of the first game.
Darksiders: Genesis is an action/adventure that tears its way through hordes of demons, angels, and everything in-between on its way to Hell and back with guns blazing and swords swinging. Genesis gives players their first look at the world of Darksiders before the events of the original game, as well as introduces the Horseman Strife.
“War and Strife must hunt down these masters, gather information, and ultimately fight their way through a tangled, demonic conspiracy that threatens to forever upset the Balance and unravel all of creation.”
Darksiders: Genesis will be released on Google Stadia and Windows on December 5th 2019, and on Switch, PS4 and Xbox on February 14th 2020.