Although we met, and got to know War pretty well during the first Darksiders game, he’s being reintroduced to us today. Why? Well, there’s a new Darksiders: Genesis trailer to gawk at, and it’s focused on War, who happens to be the game’s second playable character.

That’s right: You can choose to play as either War or Strife, or can go the co-op route with one person playing as one and the other player manning the other. This works because the game actually takes place well before the events of the original Darksiders (which is still the best one).

The following text has been taken from the new press release:

War, the Rider of the Red Horse, is both honorable and savage. The youngest of the Four Horseman, but his age is no indication of his experience on the battleground. He has battled countless enemies with his furious weapon Chaoseater and the protection of his impervious armor. Always by his side is Ruin, War’s phantom steed. Ruin is both mighty and graceful with its blackened coat and fiery hooves and mane. War was wrongly framed by Abaddon for starting the Apocalypse too soon and was imprisoned for over one hundred years by The Charred Council. Well, at least he has beautiful long and white hair. Without split ends.

In Darksiders Genesis you can choose to play either War or his brother Strife, and head into combat side by side in two player cooperative mode. The story takes place before the events of the original game when Lucifer, the enigmatic and deceptive demon king, plots to upset the Balance by granting power to master demons throughout Hell. If you are a melee type of gamer, War is your (gauntlet) left-hand.

Darksiders: Genesis will be released onto Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch, PC and Stadia later this year.

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