“I think Darksiders Genesis had a solid performance,” Embracer CEO Lars Wingefors said during an earnings presentation on Wednesday.
“It was well received and it has continued to perform also after the release window, so I would say it’s exceeded my own expectations.”
The spin-off of the mainline Darksiders action adventure series was developed by Battle Chasers: Nightwar studio Airship Syndicate.
It sees players take on the role of a new Horseman of the Apocalypse, Strife, who can battle alongside his brother and fellow horsemen War in the series’ first two-player co-op mode.
Solo players can alternate between Strife and War, taking advantage of Strife’s ranged and War’s melee style attacks.
Founded in 2014 by former Vigil Games employees, Austin, Texas-based Gunfire is the developer behind Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition, Darksiders III, From Other Suns, Chronos and Remnant: From the Ashes.
During Embracer Group’s presentation on Wednesday, Wingefors also said Shenmue 3 has performed “fine” financially but has proved to be a “a core niche product”, and that Metro Exodus is performing “great” on Steam following its recent release on the platform.
And Embracer announced a deal to acquire Saber Interactive, the New Jersey, US-based development studio behind 2019’s World War Z, Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered and The Witcher 3: Complete Edition for Switch.