It may have started without too much ambition, but Platinum Games has been really taking things seriously, ever since the success of Bayonetta, a game which redefined action games just like the first Devil May Cry did. Being so great at developing engaging action games, it was almost natural for Hideo Kojima to turn to the studio to let them develop Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, a game that was supposed to be all about action and slashing away.
With Bayonetta 2 finally getting some new footage on yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, one would think that the team has their hands full developing more than a single project but that doesn’t look that’s the case, since Platinum Games is always looking ahead. And they’ve eyed the Darksiders franchise.
With THQ financial problems and the auctioning of properties, we expected the Darksiders franchise to be sold immediatley but that was not the case. Atsusushi Inaba from Platinum Games has commented on this by statinf that he wants to buy the franchise but at a lower price.
It’s a shame that Darksiders’ future is not looking good: the game’s lead designer stated yesterday that there was going to be a Darksiders 3 game, coming with a four players co op mode. But given the state the franchise is in, the game may never be coming out.