We really liked the original and we'll remain patient for the sequel.
Initially, The Darkness II boasted an October 4 release date. But 2K Games has confirmed that the long-awaited follow-up title won't be available until February 7. Developed by Digital Extremes (and not the original title's creator, Starbreeze Studios), The Darkness II picks up where the first adventure left off: protagonist Jackie Estacado is now the head of the Franchetti clan but after someone tries to take him out, things spiral out of control. Estacado had managed to control the darkness within but the murder attempt brings out the beast in him…literally. As far as we know, there is no official reason for the delay.
Perhaps it's an internal development snafu, but it might just be that 2K doesn't want to battle the rest of the huge fall lineup. Every year, a few of the lesser titles escape to the new year to have a better shot at success. Nothin' wrong with that.
Related Game(s): The Darkness II