End of the World: 2010

A new video game from former X-man artist Joe Madureira brings a new Age of Apocalypse

Darksiders is a new action/adventure video game that will plunge players into a near future world devastated by the apocalypse and will be available on the Xbox 360 and PS3 on January 2010.

Developed by Vigil Games, including founding member and comic book artist Joe Madureira (X-Men), Darksiders gives players the opportunity to become WAR, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. As War, explore a demon ravaged world and seek vengeful redemption with a vast array of mythical weaponry, fighting against Hell and Heaven in a battle of biblical proportions.

“Darksiders is an adventure game, first and foremost” says Madureira. “It has a classic adventure game structure I can honestly say I have never played a game like Darksiders and I have played quite a lot of games over the last 25 years. The experience is unique.”
Joe Madureira (a 20 year veteran of the comic industry) left comics for videogame development in 2006 and has brought with him a wealth of experience.

“I don’t think anyone gets into the game industry for the cool factor or to become a rock star,” he said. “It’s a long and difficult road, and in the end it’s just the love of making and playing games that keeps most people in the business. It’s probably as big of a cultural phenomenon for this generation though, as rock and roll was decades ago.”