If Darksiders 3 ever gets made, it’ll do so without the work of Joe Madureira, the comic book artist who defined the series’ visual style and the co-founder of Vigil Games.
Today Madureira announced that he was leaving the company that he helped start in order to “move on to new adventures.” Madureira isn’t ready to unveil what his next project is, but he said he will give more details about his upcoming endeavors within the next few months.
Madureira is a comic industry veteran, having worked at Marvel for about two decades. After he helped found Vigil Games, Madureira worked as a character designer and art director on both Darksiders games, helping to define the look of THQ’s critically acclaimed action-adventure series.
Darksiders 2 was the best selling game of August, but despite claiming the top spot, the title was mostly meaningless since game sales in August were abysmally slow. The game has sold about 250,000 copies in the US, which is a respectable performance, but it may not be enough to keep ailing publisher THQ happy. Vigil Games has yet to announce what their next project will be.
The Wii U port of Darksiders 2 is still scheduled to launch alongside Nintendo’s latest system on November 18th.