Random House will be publishing the first books set in the world created by the Darksiders video game. Darksiders: The Abomination Vault, written by author Ari Marmell, will take place millennia before the events of the first game of the Darksiders series. They will also develop the IP bible for the Darksiders universe. 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. 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. The first book is due out in May 2012.
About Darksiders II: Summoned by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen embarks on a quest to undo Armageddon. Along the way, the Horseman discovers that there are far worse things than an earthly Apocalypse, and that an ancient grudge may threaten all of Creation. Become the terrifying force which everything fears, but nothing can escape. Death Lives in Darksiders II.