We really liked Wii U launch title Darksiders II; while it pays homage to the Zelda series, it adds its own unique flavour as a grittier take on the action-RPG dungeon crawler. We recently reported that a remastered Darksiders would be coming to the Wii U, too, as Nordic Games have taken over the reigns.
Nordic Games has now revealed that the game will be entitled Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, and will run at 30 FPS on the Wii U, while running at 60 FPS on the more powerful PS4 and Xbox One.
Here's the synopsis and feature list from Nordic Games:
Deceived by the forces of evil into prematurely bringing about the end of the world, War – the first Horseman of the Apocalypse – stands accused of breaking the sacred law by inciting a war between Heaven and Hell. In the slaughter that ensued, the demonic forces defeated the heavenly hosts and laid claim to the Earth.
Brought before the sacred Charred Council, War is indicted for his crimes and stripped of his powers. Dishonored and facing his own death, War is given the opportunity to return to Earth to search for the truth and punish those responsible.
Hunted by a vengeful group of Angels, War must take on the forces of Hell, forge uneasy alliances with the very demons he hunts, and journey across the ravaged remains of the Earth on his quest for vengeance and vindication.
- Apocalyptic Power – Unleash the wrath of War, combining brutal attacks and supernatural abilities to decimate all who stand in your way
- Extreme Arsenal – Wield a devastating arsenal of angelic, demonic and Earthly Weapons; and blaze a trail of destruction atop Ruin, War's fiery phantom steed
- Epic Quest – Battle across the wastelands and demon-infested dungeons of the decimated Earth in your quest for vengeance and redemption
- Character Progression – Uncover powerful ancient relics, upgrade your weapons, unlock new abilities, and customize your gameplay style
- Battle Heaven and Hell – Battle against all who stand in your way - from war-weary angelic forces to Hell's hideous demon hordes
- Warmastered Edition Features:
- PS4, Xbox One and Wii U versions of Darksiders (Wrath of War)
- Native 1080p rendering resolution
- Doubled all the texture resolutions
- Rendering improvements and rework
- Better shadow rendering quality
- Post processing effects
- 60 FPS in moment to moment gameplay (PS4, Xbox One, PC, 30 for WiiU)
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition will cost £14.99 / €20 / $20 and launch on 25th October 2016. Are you ready to take on the forces of hell?
That's absolutely fine, as long as it's a steady 30fps and performs better than the sequel.
I also doubt the Wii U version will be 1080p.
Still, the original was so much better than the sequel, so I'm interested at that price.
PS4 version for me
Is this physical or digital? I'm guessing digital.
@shinynewbicycles Both digital and boxed.
Learned this yesterday, was a bit disappointed. I'm not sure I would prefer to have the original resolution textures and run at 60fps. I'm still picking it up, I really love the series. Will be interesting to compare this version to the PS3 original I finished last Summer.
PS: If anyone is interested, I recorded the PS3 prologue a couple of days ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFR_meeMSps Trust me, that price tag for a Zelda quality game is a steal!
fine as long as steady. The screen tearing on 2 bothers me a bit, I had hoped that was fixable.
I have Darksiders 2 on Wii U but not touched it yet, should I just wait for the first one and play it before beginning 2?
One to put on my to buy list
@MJInnocent I've been playing darksiders 2 don't really need to play the 1st as your playing a different character
Can we also just take a moment to acknowledge how horrendously awful 'warmastered' is?
Fine by me. I haven't played the second one yet so i'll wait for this then play it in sequence. As long as it runs well i'm happy. Landed it's coming to the Wii U without missing anything from the other versions bar the framerate of course. It'll be on my christmas list no doubt about it!
Warmastered Edition?!?! Haha, that's a terrible title.
Him I guess I can get it again if the wii u version doesn't have bugs,
Not an issue at all provided it's locked at 30fps.
And we should be thankful of Nordic Games. Most other companies wouldn't and don't make Wii U ports.
i'll wait for confirmation of backwards compatibility on the nx first.
Only £14.99? I'm definitely in!
Native 1080p rendering resolution, doubled all the texture resolutions, rendering improvements and rework, better shadow rendering quality, post processing effects...
... This sounds almost too good to be real on Wii U. I'll see it when I believe it. But I'm really excited about this game! I loved the sequel, bar its technical hiccups.
I'll probably grab it on Ps4 or Xbox one then. But I'm still shocked Wii U even got the game. It'll be interesting to see texture comparisons between the Wii U and other platforms!
I am not one of the persons who goes ballistic over framerate, but how much was the Darksiders 2 framerate on Wii u? Darksiders 2 on Wii u does look mighty fine on the Gamepad in my opinion!
@BensonUii "Thanks Nordic Games for not giving up on Wii U owners! I'll buy this for sure especially because I have DS2."
My sentiments exactly! If I recall correctly, the original ran at 30fps, so that doesn't bother me in the slightest, but because Nordic hasn't given up on the Wii U and Nintendo, they should be rewarded. Not only will I buy this for the Wii U, I'll snag a copy for the Xbox One as well, as my way of supporting the Devs.
@A01 Wii U version probably will be 1080p. There are Wii U games out already that are 1080p. This game is from the beginning of a previous generation and it should easily be render-able at 1080p especially since locked at 30 fps. In fact this is why I bet it will be 30fps.
@A01 Can we also just take a moment to acknowledge how horrendously awful 'warmastered' is?
Yea, doesn't have quite the ring "Deathfinitive" does, (which is I admit pretty bad as well) but if you're going to go with a theme, I suppose it's not a bad thing to go all in.
Was hoping for a bundle for wiiu 1 and 2
Name is awesome
@Ibberson ok thanks, might wait anyway as I've other stuff to play, but good to know
@DJKeens thanks for the reply
Probably will buy digitally if it goes on sale. Got the sequel through the Humble Nintendo Bundle but want to play this one first. However not overly rushed to play them.
Is there anything new in this release? I have darksiders on steam. Would there be any reason to pick this up?
£15? Wow. Done Deal. I'll pick up Darksiders 2 as well.
@Henmii Darksiders 2 Framerate on Wii U was 30FPS. Still not sure if I am going to pickup either version on the wii u since I done own both of them on the PS3.
PC version it is, unless included in the next Nindie bundle that is. Of course the NX will be out by then , so Wii U may not even be a part of it.
That's fine by me! I cant wait for this game!!!
Seems good with me.
i will pre-order this
At first they were promising 60 frames with Deathinitife edition. It ended up with below 30 on ps4/x1, so take what they say with the grain of salt
I might grab this. I have it on PC, but haven't tried it yet. For $20 new it's worth checking out for me, under the condition that it doesn't have the rampant screen tearing of the port of DS2 at launch. I can't imagine that'd be the case, but, you never know.
Looks like Wii U version is 1080p/30.
Still gonna get the Wii U version I don't mind the 30fps and I had no problems playing through Darksiders 2 was an awesome game.
Now I have buyer's remorse on digitally owning the PS3 version.
The price is tempting. I'll probably take it.
I don't mind the 30 FPS as long as it's relatively steady. For $20, this doesn't look like a bad bargain at all.
I'm kind of hoping that there will be some sort of special edition that includes Darksiders II, but that may be slightly unlikely.
30fps sucks.... anyways, is the game any good? Anything similar to zelda (the puzzle solving style) Might just pick it up on PC for the best experience.
Day one purchase the first one is my favorite will be a great edition to my Wii U
Looking forward to adding it to my Wii U collection regardless.
I enjoyed what I played of Darksiders 2 (about 15 hours), but it was so frustratingly buggy that I eventually uninstalled it. I'll probably grab this on Xbone to enjoy the framerate increase.
This article reminded me that I have Darksiders II sitting there on my Wii U's hard drive just waiting to be played.
I loved DS2 so much on WiiU that I took the plunge on PC gaming purely to play DS1. Although DS1 seems oddly slow and simplistic after a couple of hundred hours in DS2, it's still a great game — cool art style, solid gameplay, good voices and music. Despite having finished the PC version, I'll definitely get this on WiiU just to play it on the gamepad.
Hell yeah on the Wii U!!!
It's kinda sad that Nordic didn't give up on Wii U given how down under they kinda went, unlike Nintendo themselves who completely gave up on it. I'll buy a PS4 and Wii U version for support, but it's kinda weird to know the Wii U version may be virtually the same as the PS3 version.
@Clockwerk Well they only mentioned the 30fps vs. 60fps being the only difference so far. Also huge props to Nordic for being one of the biggest Wii U and Nintendo supporters (even though their current output is not that impressive outside of remasters).
I cannot wait to get this game and add it to my Wii U collection along with the eShop disc releases. The Wii U will sit proudly next to my TV for years to come (that is unless the NX has backwards compatibility and Gamepad support... then it will sit proudly on my Shelf next to my TV).
Windwaker is also at 30fps, although it had occasional but noticable slowdown when sailing.
Day one insta-buy for me. I really enjoyed DS2 on Wii U. People say that the first one is better than the second one. Let's hope so.
Still very interested at 30 fps but will read the reviews first to check that it delivers what is promised.
While I already have it for the 360 and PC I will be passing but it is fantastic that they are porting it to the Wii U.
I just hope some day that if developers can't achieve a 1080p/60fps game that they have 2 options of 1080p/30fps or a lower resolution with 60fps so that the console only players can have a choice if they prefer to have either a higher resolution or higher fps.
All is fine then!
@BensonUii that's a complicated one, as it depends on the title really. If everything is technically the same and it runs well, the yes. I'll more than likely choose the Xbox version of the game, the only thing that doesn't really need parity is resolution, as I rarely care if a game doesn't go full 1080p. 900p is well and close enough for me.
If there isn't feature parity, then I'll go to the platform that has the content. If it's multi-player, then it depends on where most of my friends are playing. Call me lazy, but I also like the fact that the XBox One has a TV pass through, so it's as simple as telling Cortana to go to [game] or [app].
Concerning Darksiders, I had the original on the Xbox 360,so I may as well get the remaster on the One
Its called NINTENDO LIFE and they talk poorly about Wii U and endorse Ps4.
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