Update: The listing has now been confirmed as a fake. The image was doctored as part of an April Fool’s Day prank originally posted on the Darksiders Discord channel.
A now-removed retail listing for Darksiders III indicated that the game is scheduled for release on August 8, 2018.
Since users first stumbled across the potential date, EB Games Canada has altered the page to show a placeholder of December 31, 2018, but visitors were able to snap an image of the more specific date, which is embedded below.
While an August launch for the highly anticipated title is plausible, a spectre of doubt surrounds the specific date, as August 8 falls on a Wednesday, and most video game releases take place on either Tuesdays or Fridays. Additionally, neither developer Gunfire Games nor publisher THQ Nordic has made an official announcement regarding Darksiders III’s release, meaning the date should be taken as a rumour for now.
At present, the game is only confirmed for a vague 2018 release date on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
For more about the history of the Darksiders franchise, Gameumentary recently released an extensive documentary on the franchise.