By current standards, The Darkness looks archaic. But the game doesn't get enough credit for being one of the first super fun titles of the generation.
That's just our opinion but we figured it'd be a positive introduction to the following: although Starbreeze isn't handling development duties, it has been revealed that a sequel is in the works. Slated to arrive this fall and being created by Digital Extremes, The Darkness 2 will break free from the standard first-person shooter mold. Featuring giant Demon Arms, "stylistic violence" and Quad-Wielding, it certainly sounds appealing. From the press release:
"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."
And it seems they're well along in development, because Marc Silvestri, founder and CEO of Top Cow Productions and co-creater of "The Darkness" comics, seems quite pleased with the game:
"So often disappointed when a favorite character gives birth to a lame movie or video game, us fans have come to expect the worst. And sometimes we get it. But not with The Darkness II. Yeah, call me biased [Ed's note: We did!], but this second installment of Jackie Estacado's epic saga is – in my humble opinion – one of the most brutally cool games I've ever played. 2K Games hammered this one out of the park."
We've been waiting on this announcement for a good four years now; even if Starbreeze isn't handling it, we're still hoping for something wicked sweet.
Related Game(s): The Darkness 2