Videogames love prequel novels, and Darksiders is no exception. Random House is publishing Darksiders: The Abomination Vault in May, set to coincide with the release of Darksiders II. According to the PR machine, the book will take place millennia before the events of the original game.
“In Darksiders: The Abomination Vault, the Horsemen of the Apocalypse (beings charged with maintaining the Balance between the forces of Heaven and Hell) have uncovered a plot to resurrect ancient weapons of unimaginable power,” says the spiel. “Death, with the help of his compatriot War, must track down and neutralize the mysterious individuals behind the scheme before the entire universe is plunged into a devastating conflict.”
In addition to a novel, an “IP bible” is also in the works, stuffed full of tasty lore.
Books are cool, and I’m a total sucker for books of lore. Sounds good to me!