Airship Syndicate and THQ Nordic have just released a new trailer for the upcoming Darksiders Genesis which shows off the game's innovative new "Creature Core" system.

This feature allows players to upgrade their character's battle skills by collecting the titular cores after killing enemies and end-of-level bosses. These skills range from increased power to monster allies which appear during combat; you can also use them to trigger boons such as health and ammo drops from fallen foes. Cores can also be purchased at an in-game store in exchange for souls. The intention of the Creature Core system is to allow you, the player, to tailor the game's two lead characters – WAR and STRIFE – to your own playstyle.

Darksiders Genesis launches on PC and Google Stadia on December 5th, 2019, with the console editions – including Switch – coming next year, on Valentine’s Day.