If you\u2019re a fan of the hack-and-slash genre, you\u2019ve probably come across a <i>Darksiders<\/i> game before. They\u2019re renowned for their incredible difficulty. The combat can be so frustrating at times that you just want to throw your controller at the wall.\r\n\r\nTime and time again, dodging doesn\u2019t seem to work or you\u2019re hit with cheap shots from opponents. Despite its hard nature, people still love these games. Once you do finally get past a difficult stage or boss, you feel immediate satisfaction. Also, these games always have a compelling story that captivates you from start to finish.\r\n\r\nIt\u2019s been quite a successful recipe for the developers at Vigil Games. However, it appears THQ Nordic is looking to pivot in a new direction. That\u2019s according to a recent trailer announcement for their upcoming game, <i>Darksiders Genesis<\/i>.\r\n\r\nInstead of featuring a third-person perspective \u2014 which fans have grown accustomed to \u2014 this game will take a more top-down approach to its perspective. It will play a lot like <i>Diablo<\/i>, the iconic dungeon-crawler that put this genre on the map.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/youtu.be\/tfziRNV4ujA\r\n\r\nThe game is heading to Steam and Google\u2019s upcoming streaming platform, Stadia. The trailer isn\u2019t very long, but there are some talking points worth mentioning. First of all, it appears War is coming back in this re-imaging of the series. He\u2019s been such an iconic figure in the first two games, so it only makes sense that the developers would be bringing him back.\r\n\r\nThe trailer also shows off a new horseman called Strife. He has regal attire on and an imposing mask that covers his face. Not much is known about his role in <i>Darksiders Genesis<\/i>, but it\u2019s safe to assume he\u2019ll play a huge part in the continuing struggle between Heaven, Hell, and Earth.\r\n\r\nHe\u2019s sporting two rifles in the trailer, making it seem like his attacks will be based on gun-power and not entirely magic. It\u2019s great to see the developers at Vigil Games continue to expand the lore of the <i>Darksiders<\/i> series.\r\n\r\nThe graphics and the combat look as amazing as ever. It\u2019s just so interesting seeing <i>Darksiders<\/i> have this type of view. The characters are smaller, which may make defeating multiple enemies at a time more user-friendly.\r\n\r\nThe game does seem to take inspiration from the <i>Diablo<\/i> franchise. Other than these visuals, not much is known about <i>Darksiders Genesis<\/i>. You can expect that to change here pretty shortly as E3 officially kicks off next week.