The Darkness II Embracing Darkness This Autumn Taking place two years after the events of The Darkness, 2K Games has today announced The Darkness II is coming later this year, seeing the return of Jackie Estacado, who is now the acting Don of the Franchetti family. An attempt on Jackie's life sparks an all-out mob war and The Darkness wants out of their fractious, symbiotic relationship. Returning with it's quad-wielding gameplay, wherein you can employ The Darkness to hurl objects and use whip-like tentacles to punch holes in enemies, while firing off two weapons at once, The Darkness II promises to be every bit as action-packed as its predecessor. This time however, the game is set to adopt a stylised, hand-drawn look to complement its comic book source material. “The Darkness II is a well of dark and imaginative violence, and it’s a stylised and beautiful nightmare,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “The Darkness II continues the 2K Games tradition of delivering quality, innovative games that are filled to the brim with atmosphere and deep storytelling. The game takes a unique stance on fighting in the dark versus light. Combined with the arsenal of weapons at Jackie’s disposal and the gruesome attacks of the supernatural Demon Arms and Darkness powers, we’re proud to announce another title that delivers on our core values of creating games for gamers.” “Sometimes that whooshing sound you hear is that of comic fans holding their collective breath,” said Marc Silvestri, founder and CEO of Top Cow Productions and co-creator of The Darkness comics. “So often disappointed when a favourite 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, 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.” Digital Extremes will be taking over the development reins from Starbreeze as previously speculated and award-winning comic book writer, Paul Jenkins will be on scripting duties, promising a narrative that blends dark humour with "hardcore tenderness". Yes, hardcore tenderness... whatever that means. During the story, Jackie will visit hell and beyond, as he strives to unravel the mystery behind the attempt on his life and the ongoing motivations of The Darkness. The Darkness II will be embracing the darkness once again in autumn 2011.