Vienna, Austria, November 19th, 2018: Are you suffering from the holiday season blues? Losing sleep because you haven’t started your Christmas shopping, sick of gingerbread lattes already, worried that you won’t have enough time to play video games during the Apocalypse*, or upset that you’ve had to wait six years for Darksiders III? Don’t worry, grab yourself a pair of headphones as THQ Nordic has a unique anger management solution…
* Christmas Dinner
To celebrate the launch of Darksiders III on 27 November 2018, THQ Nordic has teamed up with bodypaint artist and content creator Ruby True to create a series of five ASMR videos to help gamers de-stress this holiday season.
Put on a pair of headphones and watch ‘Fire’, the first Fury ASMR video, below.
ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) is the feeling of euphoria or relaxation some people experience from watching and listening to particular video and audio content. It has seen a rapid rise on YouTube and Twitch streams over the past year, and the video content could be something as simple as a whispered passage from a book, scrunching paper, hair brushing or stirring a cup of coffee.
Beginning on Monday 19 November, and continuing with a new video every day until Friday 23 November, Ruby True will showcase her amazing bodypainting skills by taking on the role of Fury and use ASMR techniques to help listeners relax in a series of exclusive Darksiders III ASMR videos.
“The holiday season kicks into high gear with Thanksgiving this week and, whilst it can feel like the end of the world for some, we’re hoping that our collaboration with Fury (aka Ruby True) will help Darksiders fans find a measure of calm amid the Apocalypse,” said Philipp Brock, PR & Marketing Director, THQ Nordic.
Future Fury ASMR videos will go live at 5pm CEST / 4pm UK / 8am PST, with the last video going live on Friday 23 November.
Fury ASMR Video Schedule:
‘Fire’ – Monday 19 November
‘Whip’ – Tuesday 20 November
‘Horses’ – Wednesday 21 November
‘Book’ – Thursday 22 November
‘Brush’ – Friday 23 November
Watch Ruby True’s video of her livestreaming her astounding Fury bodypainting process below.
Darksiders III, the hack-n-slash action-adventure currently in development at Gunfire Games, is scheduled to release worldwide on November 27, 2018 for PC, PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® One family of devices, including the Xbox One X.
About Darksiders III
Players return to an apocalyptic planet Earth in Darksiders III, a hack-n-slash action-adventure where players take on the role of FURY in her quest to hunt down and dispose of the Seven Deadly Sins. The Charred Council calls upon FURY to battle from the heights of heaven down through the depths of hell in a quest to restore the balance between good and evil and prove that she is the fiercest of the FOUR HORSEMEN. FURY is a mage, her form evolving throughout gameplay and with it, her powers and weaponry. The expansive Darksiders III game world is presented as an open-ended, living, free-form planet Earth, dilapidated by war and decay, and overrun by nature. FURY will traverse back and forth between environments, battling other-worldly creatures and unlocking puzzles while advancing the Darksiders story.