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THQ Nordic claimed headlines and some goodwill a few months ago when it confirmed Darksiders: Warmastered Edition for the Wii U, helping Nintendo gamers catch up after the previous release of Darksiders II on the system. Though it'll naturally be less flashy than on PS4 and Xbox One - for example 30fps instead of 60 - it's a game that some Wii U owners are keen to try out.

Nevertheless, the publisher is in danger of squandering that goodwill - it recently delayed the game to 22nd November, also announcing that it'd only hit the eShop on that date, with the Wii U disc version due "at a later stage". Now, in a press release primarily focused on PS4 Pro support for the release, the publisher has even delayed the download version to an unspecified date.

You can see the relevant press release extract below (bold emphasis added).

On November 22, Darksiders Warmastered Edition will release on Sony's Playstation®4, and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft.

The PC version will be released on November 29, and Nintendo's Wii U™ version (both retail and digital) will follow at a later stage. Information on the release date will follow soon.

The absence of a release window is a little concerning, and the delay of the eShop version is surprising; perhaps the port simply isn't ready. We'll ask THQ Nordic for further details and share any response.

It's disappointing, in any case, and takes a promising late year release off the cards, for now at least.