Get up to speed with The Darkness II in new Story Trailer

by on October 1, 2011

The Darkness II was unfortunately delayed until 2012earlier this year. Fans of both the first game and the comic book series will have to wait until February to jump back into the world of Jackie Estacado with new development team Digital Extremes. For those of you who may not have played the first game, and may not be aware of the backstory behind the series, the developers and 2K Games have released a new trailer: “The Darkness II – What is the Darkness?”. The video features a bit of a recap of what The Darkness itself is, and also recounts the events of the first game, and how our hero was dragged into a war where he had to succumb to the Demon inside him and unleash its terrible powers.

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. The game is layered with the use of dark versus light, steeped in deep and twisted storytelling, and engulfed in stylistic violence that is visualized through a hand-painted graphic noir technique that stays true to its comic book origins.

“The Darkness II is a well of dark and imaginative violence, and it’s a stylized 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.”

The Darkness II will feature award-winning comic book writer, Paul Jenkins, who will provide a tightly integrated narrative that weaves dark humor with hardcore tenderness. Take a step back from the familiar and comfortable, and prepare to embrace The Darkness. It’s been two years since Jackie Estacado, now the Don of the Franchetti crime family, used The Darkness to kill the men responsible for his girlfriend’s murder. He’s been unable to shake the memory of Jenny’s death since bottling up his supernatural power, and now The Darkness wants out. A sudden, unprovoked attack on Jackie’s life heralds the start of a full-scale mob war, which has clearly been orchestrated by some outside force. The botched attempt opens the door for The Darkness to reemerge, and sets Jackie on a journey to hell and worse, as he unravels the mystery behind the attack and the motivations of The Darkness itself.

To get up to speed with the events from the first title, watch the trailer below:

The sequel to The Darkness has been confirmed for release on 7th February in North America and 10th February across the rest of the world. It will be released on PC, PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360. The first game is currently available on PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360.

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