2K has finally announced that we will be graced with The Darkness II, sometime in the fall of this year. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I loved the first game and I really couldn’t wait for a sequel. THe great thing about the game is that you can dual wield guns while also controlling the 4 demon arms that are also attached to you. They call it, “quad wielding”.
The best part about the game? Well it was originally a comic book. And 2K is making sure it stays on track with its comic book roots. They will also have award-winning comic book writer, Paul Jenkins to keep the story on track. More past the break. Click the main picture to enlarge it. “The Darkness II is a well of dark and imaginative violence, and it’s a stylized and beautiful nightmare,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “The Darkness II continues the 2K Games tradition of delivering quality, innovative games that are filled to the brim with atmosphere and deep storytelling. The game takes a unique stance on fighting in the dark versus light. Combined with the arsenal of weapons at Jackie’s disposal and the gruesome attacks of the supernatural Demon Arms and Darkness powers, we’re proud to announce another title that delivers on our core values of creating games for gamers.”
The Darkness II picks up 2 years after the 1st game, with main character Jackie who is now the Don of the Franchetti crime family. Much in the state that Isaac Clarke is in, he can’t get rid of the memory of his deceased girlfriend. His life is threatened and the darkness wants out. He goes out on a brutal journey and starts to unravel exactly what the darkness’ intentions really are.
“Sometimes that whooshing sound you hear is that of comic fans holding their collective breath,” said Marc Silvestri, founder and CEO of Top Cow Productions and co-creator of The Darkness comics. “So often disappointed when a favorite character gives birth to a lame movie or video game, us fans have come to expect the worst. And sometimes we get it. But not with The Darkness II. Yeah, call me biased, but this second installment of Jackie Estacado’s epic saga is – in my humble opinion – one of the most brutally cool games I’ve ever played. 2K Games hammered this one out of the park.”
I’m pumped, this fall, PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360.