THQ: Darksiders 2 “well into production,” third planned

Vigil’s making a Darksiders sequel. This we know. But how’s it coming along? And what are the plans for the brand as a whole? Wouldn’t you know it, publisher THQ’s Danny Bilson has the answers!

Darksiders 2 is coming, we’ve green lit that. It’s well into production now, it’s out two years from now,” the core games VP said in an analyst meeting last night, further explaining: “[Darksiders] did about twice as much as Red Faction. It’s done pretty well. I believe that franchise building isn’t about a zillion units out of the gate, it’s about building a fan base, building a community of people that dig it, listening to them, doing what you think is good.”

“The second will be twice as big as the first one and the third one you get to big numbers. That’s my strategy.”

Bilson’s words place the sequel in 2012, and Darksiders 3 and beyond sometime well after that. Here’s our early prediction: A Darksiders game for every Horseman of the¬†Apocalypse.