The Darkness II has been announced by 2K Games, with Dark Sector dev Digital Extremes revealed as the force behind the sequel to 2007’s well-received comic book shooter.
The Darkness II will continue the story of Jackie Estacado in a story that’s going to stay close to its comic book origins, and it’ll likewise retain some of the more original aspects of the first game. Set two years after the original, The Darkness II will see poor Jackie struggling to keep the lid on his superpower as he finds himself in the middle of a full-scale mob war, and it will see a return of the supernatural gunplay of The Darkness.
The Darkness’s co-creator and founder of comic book outfit Top Cow Productions was on hand to illuminate an otherwise sparse press release. “Sometimes that whooshing sound you hear is that of comic fans holding their collective breath,” enthused Marc Silvestri, “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.” Its slated for a 2011 release.
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