The Darkness stars hitman Jackie Escatado who, upon turning 21, manifests the power of The Darkness, a godly being which represents destruction and chaos. Over the course of his previous adventure, Escatado exacts revenge on the mafia who has attempted to kill him and all who supported him in his life. The Darkness II will still star Escatado, but will instead follow a more brutal pathway into his past.
The original game is best known for its innovative "quad-weilding" gameplay, in which players control both Demon Arms to slash and cut through enemies as well as hold normal weaponry for more traditional slaying.
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 developer is different from the first game, however; Digital Extremes is best known for its assistance in the Bioshock and Unreal series and the creation of Dark Sector. The original developer, Starbreeze, is supposedly working on a project with EA to be announced soon.-Christoph Hartmann, President, 2K Games
The Darkness II will see its release this fall for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC.