THQ Nordic has announced an official Darksiders board game...but there's a catch

by: Russell -
More On: Darksiders: Genesis

Fans of Darksiders and board games will be happy to hear that THQ Nordic has announced an official Darksiders board game called Darksiders: The Forbidden Land. The game looks pretty good and contains painted miniatures, tokens, tiles, and basically anything else you'd think would go with a strategy board game. However, there's a catch: the game is only available via the Darksiders: Genesis Nephilim Edition.

A few days ago we posted the trailer for the Nephilim Edition showing what all comes with it, including the board game. That said though I'm surprised that (at least as of this moment) the board game is only available via the Darksiders: Genesis Nephilim Edition. The game looks interesting so hopefully it'll be available separately at some point down the road. For now though if you want to enjoy Darksiders in board game form you'll have to pick up the Darksiders: Genesis Nephilim Edition.

THQ Nordic announces the official board game Darksiders: The Forbidden Land, only available with Darksiders Genesis Nephilim Edition!
Premiere in the Darksiders history: Play all Four Horsemen at the same time

Vienna, Austria and Austin, Texas, August 1st, 2019 – For the first time in history, all Four Horsemen of the Darksiders video games are playable at the same time! You and up to four of your friends can now play Darksiders together. Darksiders: The Forbidden Land is a co-operative dungeon crawler board game for 1-5 players. Take on the role of your favourite Horseman and battle alongside your fellow Riders through an entirely new storyline set in the Darksiders universe. Fight your way through to the hordes of monsters to defeat The Jailer and vanquish evil forever!

Game Details
With asymmetric player abilities, you can play as War, Death, Fury or Strife and experience the game completely differently each time. Beside 61 phenomenally detailed and pre-painted minis, the game includes customisable decks of cards for each Rider. That means that even multiple games with the same rider will be different. Manage your cards well, as you will be using them to move, attack enemies and upgrade your rider using Darksiders: The Forbidden Land’s unique new card economy mechanic. But don't blow through them too quickly though, because once your deck runs out you've lost the battle.

Take a closer look at the pre-painted minis here:

The included Campaign Book has a thrilling story spread over 19 different levels - grouped into multiple scenarios – to play through. These can be tackled in sequence for an entire campaign play-through, players may choose to focus on a single scenario for a shorter gaming session, or even just play through a single level. With a variety of enemies as well as numerous modular hex-tile game boards included in the game, we also look forward to seeing fan-created custom levels and scenarios!

But wait...
We mentioned this game is playable with up to five people, but there are only Four Horsemen. How does that work? One of you can play as the game master, that’s how! Without the game master, there are rules determining how the enemies of the Four Horsemen will behave, but with a game master controlling the monsters an extra level of challenge is added as suddenly they can move tactically.

Board game Darksiders: The Forbidden Land contents
  • 61 pre-painted (!) Miniatures – including War, Death, Fury, Strife and the massive End-Boss the Jailer as high quality pre-painted miniatures
  • 124 Tokens
  • 36 Multi-Hex-Space Modular Boards
  • 423 Cards
  • 4 Player Boards
  • Custom Dice
  • Rulebook
  • Campaign Book
Take a closer look at the game contents here:

Darksiders: The Forbidden Land will only be available through the Darksiders Genesis Nephilim Edition! Pre-order here:

Darksiders Genesis Nephilim Edition
The Nephilim Edition will be available in selected retailers for an SRP of € 379.99 | $ 379.99 | £ 349.99 and contains the following items:
  • Darksiders Genesis game
  • Official board game Darksiders: The Forbidden Land
  • Strife Figurine
  • Steelbook
  • Artbook
  • Soundtrack
  • Sticker Sheet
Mockup Nephilim Edition:
Watch the Nephilim Edition trailer: