Posted by Raine Hutchens on Feb 9, 2011

The Darkness 2 Is Announced, And Includes Quad-Wielding

Four years ago Jackie Estacado unleashed his powers in The Darkness, a game derived from a comic book. Now Jackie is back and better than ever with the announcement of The Darkness II.

In the first game, Estacado was a mob kid, who upon turning 21 years of age discovers the demonic powers that lie within his blood. He then sets out across the city using a combination of firearms and demonic powers to take down mob bosses, thugs, and other foes as he fights mentally to maintain the balance of the spiritual darkness that dwells inside.

The Darkness II takes place two years after the events that we saw in the first game. Estacado is now the Don of the Franchetti crime family, and he hasn’t made much attempt at keeping the Darkness at bay. He has been experiencing nightmares involving a lost loved one and the onslaught of an all-out mob war that have started to stir the demonic power lurking under his skin.

2K Games has announced that the new game will feature “quad-wielding” which means that Estacado will be able to wield two firearms and use his demonic limbs in unison to take down enemies. This is getting interesting.

Cristoph Hartmann, the President of 2K stated that, “The Darkness II is a well of dark and imaginative violence, and it’s a stylized and beautiful nightmare. 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 game is set to release sometime later this fall on the PC, Xbox 360, and the PlayStation 3.

The first game is quite the snag right now, sitting at a cheap $4.99 at GameStop. If you want to get involved within the story, I suggest you get there and pick it up.


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