Darksiders Death
Lead character Death in Darksiders 2.Nordic Games

A remastered version of Vigil Games' action RPG Darksiders 2 is in the works for now-gen systems.

Publisher Nordic Games – who purchased the property from THQ when they went bust in January 2013 – confirmed the news to Gamespot after they requested comment on an early listing of the game for PS4 on Amazon.

"The authenticity of the listing is unquestionable," said their spokesman, who added that the company was not yet ready to discuss the project.

While there has been no mention of an Xbox One version, it is very likely given the original games' multiplatform position.

Darksiders 2 was one of the final releases for THQ, releasing in August 2012 to rave reviews. In it players control Death, one of the legendary Four Horseman of the apocalypse.

The fate of the series hung in the balance following the publisher's descent into bankruptcy, but was picked up by Nordic Games along with other series' Red Faction, Destroy All Humans, Supreme Commander, MX vs ATV, and Summoner for a total of around $50m.

Series creative director Joe Madureria kept fan hopes alive last year when, in response to a fan, he said that Darksiders "is not dead!!! The new owner, Nordic, seems very committed to continuing the series."