I was a big fan of The Darkness and I've been looking forward to a follow-up effort.
Today, 2K Games has announced that the long-awaited sequel has finally received a release date: The Darkness II is set to launch on October 4 in North America for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Like the first title, this won't be your standard everyday shooter; players will assume the role of Jackie Estacado, the wielder of Darkness, "an ancient and ruthless force of chaos and destruction." You may have heard of dual-wielding but have you ever heard of Quad-Wielding…? It'll let you "slash, grab, and throw objects and enemies using ruthless Demon Arms, while simultaneously firing two weapons." Man, that sounds complicated .
I still remember sending out those arms to stealthily kill unsuspecting enemies; that was a freakin' blast. As for the story, Estacado exacted revenge on those who killed his girlfriend in the first title; in the sequel, Jackie continues to suffer from haunting visions of his lost beloved and amidst it all, he's locked in a "full-scale mob war." Oh, and the Darkness wants to escape…
To check out the debut video, visit the game's official website .
Related Game(s): The Darkness II