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The Darkness II Artfully Executes Crazy Demonic Gore

There are plenty of great games set for the first quarter of 2012, but we're afraid you might miss one of the more promising ones.

It's the return of the shadow-infused Jackie Estacado in The Darkness II . If you missed the first title, the protagonist finds that he has a dark, satanic power that gives him control over two demon arms. He could send those arms out to perform stealth attacks, and that was only the tip of the iceberg. It was a great concept and it worked really well .

And although developer Starbreeze is out and Top Cow Productions is in – along with a new cel-shaded visual presentation – we still think this sequel is gonna be an absolute blast. Not two demon arms anymore… four . Quad-wield, anyone?