It was one of the first great games of the new generation, and the instant we finished it, we knew we wanted a sequel. But it has been a long wait for fans of The Darkness , as we first heard about the possibility of a second title way back in April of 2008.
Well, perhaps that early announcement was premature, but we can finally begin to anticipate a sequel. According to Top Cow Productions' Marc Silvestri, a follow-up is indeed in the works; he revealed as much during the publisher's panel at this year's Comic-Con event. However, we don't currently know who the developer is; Starbreeze will not be returning to handle the sequel, which will come as a disappointment to those who enjoyed the original title. As Starbreeze CEO Johan Kristiansson said to VG247 :
"I heard that there were talks about a Darkness sequel, but Starbreeze is not involved in anything like that right now. We are busy on two projects together with EA."
Okay, well, Top Cow had better have a talented developer working on The Darkness 2 (if that is indeed what it will be called), because we have great respect for Starbreeze. On the good side, Top Cow has announced that the original game will soon be added to the Greatest Hits lineup for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, which means you'll be able to snag it for only $29.99. We know the game came out early and it's unlikely that many of you had your PS3s yet, so perhaps you missed out. It may seem a little outdated now, but trust us, it's a damn cool experience.
Related Game(s): The Darkness