In the wake of games like Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Batman: Arkham City, 2K Games has announced its latest addition to the superhero line-up: the sequel to its 2007 title, The Darkness.
The Darkness II stars Jackie Estacado, host to the Darkness and all around mafia bad-ass. Fans of the supernatural comic book series were happy with the first game’s arrival, and gamers found the anxiously awaited gem nicked with few problems. Now Digital Extremes is taking over to adapt the popular Top Cow comic book for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC this fall.
Gamers can look forward to quad-wielding gameplay, a break from first-person shooter syndrome that allows players to slash, grab, fire two weapons at once, and throw objects and enemies with Jackie’s demon arms. The use of graphic noir will keep the game true to its comic book origins.
“The game takes a unique stance on fighting in the dark versus light,” said 2K president Christoph Hartmann.
Gamers can rest easy knowing that Paul Jenkins, who’s written a healthy number of The Darkness comics as well as various Marvel comics, is returning as lead writer. The story erupts with a full-blown mob war, instigated by an outside force. A botched attempt on Jackie’s life rekindles the power of the Darkness, and it wants out. The events of this game take place two years after those of its predecessor.
Are you excited for The Darkness II? Learn more about the game at www.embracethedarkness.com.