I loved The Darkness. I mean I loooooooved The Darkness. I loved it so much, that I preferred it to BioShock, something I am still mocked for this day.
I still maintain that The Darkness had a better story than BioShock and that hitman turned human supernatural force container Jackie Estacado was a more compelling character than what’s-his-face from BioShock. Plus, where BioShock devolved into boss battle silliness once the awesome reveal was, well, revealed, The Darkness only got better and better as it went along, culminating in an absolutely heartbreaking scene showing man’s ultimate futility in the face of his destiny.
Plus, you got to eat dudes’ hearts with your eel looking tentacle things.
Anyway, now they’re coming out with Darkness II and while the always great Starbreeze isn’t working on it, Digital Extremes is, which is awesome if you loved Dark Sector and slightly less awesome if you like games that are actually good. I still have high hopes though, because it has quad wielding gameplay which has to be better than dual wielding. Two times better if my math is correct.
Hit the Read More link for the press release for those that can’t get enough corporate speak with their human heart consumption
New York, NY – February 8, 2011 – 2K Games announced today that The Darkness™ II, the sequel to the million unit-selling 2007 title, The Darkness™, will be coming to the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC in fall 2011. Developed by Digital Extremes and based on the supernatural horror comic book series created by Top Cow Productions, Inc., The Darkness II takes players down a brutal and personal path as Jackie Estacado, wielder of The Darkness – an ancient and ruthless force of chaos and destruction.
The Darkness II breaks out of the sea of conventional first-person shooters with its fervid Quad-Wielding gameplay, which will allow players to slash, grab, and throw objects and enemies with their Demon Arms while simultaneously firing two weapons. The game is layered with the use of dark versus light, steeped in deep and twisted storytelling, and engulfed in stylistic violence that is visualized through a hand-painted graphic noir technique that stays true to its comic book origins.
Embracethedarkness.com has all of your Darkness embracing needs covered, as well as more information about the game.