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Jordan Haygood posted a article in Industry NewsOver at Platinum Games, creator of such games as Bayonetta and the upcoming Wii U exclusive The Wonderful 101, it appears there are some staffers interested in purchasing the Darksiders license, as well as hiring some of the staff from Vigil Games - the creators of the franchise. This, of course, is due to the recent THQ auction, as THQ had owned Vigil Games prior to their bankruptcy. And without THQ, Vigil Games would be left out in the cold... Unfortunately, Vigil Games had received no bids at the THQ auction, which saw THQ's most popular assets sold off to companies such as EA, Activision, and Ubisoft. Because of this, Vigil employees had lost their jobs, and the Darksiders franchise was left in limbo. The lead combat designer of the Darksiders series Ben Cureton wrote a goodbye letter, which was posted on NeoGAF. Here is an excerpt from that farewell: "I can only say thank you to the fans of Vigil games. Your support means more than you can imagine. Your feedback (both positive and negative) gave us long-lasting insight that we will all take with us, wherever we may go. You are the reason we made Darksiders 1 &2â€¦ and you are the reason we will continue to make games." There may be some hope, however, as Platinum Games producer Atsushi Inaba expressed his interest in the franchise, stating on Twitter (as translated by Polygon), "Oh man in THQ's big sale it looks like nobody's bought Darksidersâ€¦ I'd love to buy that (if it was cheap)." Coinciding with Inaba's tweet of interest, Vigil's lead designer Haydn Dalton tweeted that "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." However, this tweet was then responded to by Platinum's own writer and translator JP Kellams, who made an offer to employees of Vigil Games on behalf of his company, telling Dalton "If anyone is interested in working with/at Platinum let me know how to get ahold of you via DM." Seeing how Vigil Games has yet to find a buyer, doom seems to be on the horizon for its employees and the Darksiders franchise. But with Platinum Games showing interest in buying the series' license, as well as hiring the company's employees, there is still a chance that a Darksiders III may very well happen, and under Platinum's development no less. Sure, their producer stated that they would buy the license if it were cheap, but with the company offering jobs to Vigil's employees, and with Vigil's own CEO writing Brian Farrell "We will make every effort to find appropriate buyers" in an email to his staffers, the likelihood is certainly not that far out there. Would you like to see Platinum Games take up the Darksiders franchise? How do you feel about the series in general?
John Kidman posted a article in Industry NewsVigil Games, the studio behind Darksiders 2, is not prepared for their fans to shelve Death. Death is already up to his knees in a new crisis after delving into Argul's Tomb just one month ago. The official Darksiders 2 blog announced that the game's second piece of downloadable content will be available next week! The Abyssal Forge pits Death against a maker known as 'The Mad Smith'. The Mad Smith, creator of the Abyssal Forge, began assembling a vast army after being banished to the Shadow Lands with his living machine. Death will trek through the swampy terrain and overcome two new dungeons, encountering unique enemies and puzzles, in order to quell this newly unveiled threat. Vigil Games assures that this piece of downloadable content represents some of the more difficult Darksiders 2 puzzles and enemies to date. The Abyssal Forge will be available in North America on October 30. Darksiders 2 fans will need to shell out $9.99 for this content on PC and Playstation 3 or 800 Microsoft Points on the Xbox 360.
Jason Clement posted a article in Industry NewsFor years, Joe Madureira (a.k.a. Joe Mad, for short) was synonymous with comic book art, but in recent years he's been recognized for his work with Vigil Games as a creative director on Darksiders and its sequel, which released just a few months back. Sadly though, it appears his time at Vigil has come to an end. Earlier tonight, Madureira tweeted about his departure from the company, stating the following: So long @Vigilgames @THQ thanks for all the memories! @Darksiders was definitely a career highlight. Keep on kicking ass I'm a fan for life! It is currently unknown whether Madureira plans to continue on in video game development or if he'll go back to doing work on comics or even something else entirely, but his work with Vigil will be missed. Are you surprised that Joe Mad is moving on from Vigil Games?