Every time I write about Darksiders, I am compelled to remind the world that we still haven’t gotten a payoff from the ending of the original game, where the Four Horsemen come together to do their apocalyptic business. We still don’t have that videogame – Darksiders Genesis is another prequel – but a new board game will finally bring the Horsemen together.
Darksiders: The Forbidden Land is a cooperative, dungeon-crawling board game for one to five players. If that sounds appealing, bear in mind that this is only available as part of the ludicrously expensive Darksiders Genesis Nephilim Edition, which will retail for $379.99 / £349.99 / €379.99 and is limited to 5,000 units worldwide.
Up to four players take control of War, Death, Fury, and Strife, and an optional fifth player can take on the role of game master to take over monsters and provide a custom, personal challenge to the party. The base campaign features an original Darksiders story split across 19 levels for game sessions of whatever length you want.
The set features a whole heap of tokens, cards, modular boards, custom dice, and campaign information, along with 61 pre-painted miniatures – which are probably the board game’s biggest contribution to the special edition’s price.
The Nephilim Edition also features a nine inch statue of Strife, an artbook, a premium box and steelbook, and Darksiders Genesis on your platform of choice. If you’re keen to drop a substantial chunk of change, it’s now available for pre-order from a variety of retailers.