The Darkness 2 - Autumn 2011 - PS3, 360, PC

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The Darkness 2 - Autumn 2011 - PS3, 360, PC
Postby Jimmy Shedders » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:12 pm

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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.

“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 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, 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.”

The Darkness II is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information on The Darkness II, please visit http://www.embracethedarkness.com.




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The Darkness 2 will be released on Xbox 360, PC and PS3 in the autumn, 2K Games has announced.

Developed by Digital Extremes and based on the supernatural horror comic book series created by Top Cow Productions, Inc., The Darkness II takes players down a brutal and personal path as Jackie Estacado, wielder of The Darkness - an ancient and ruthless force of chaos and destruction.

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."

strawberry floating YES! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :wub: :mrgreen:
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Re: The Darkness 2 announced!
Postby suzzopher » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:17 pm

The Darkness 2 announced

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Re: The Darkness 2 announced!
Postby bear » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:19 pm

Wasn't this game announced ages ago?
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Re: The Darkness 2 announced!
Postby melatonin » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:20 pm

strawberry float you suzz, Dark Sector was this generation's... well, whatever it was, it was actually alright. Flaming glaive to the FACE.

I am optimistic.
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Re: The Darkness 2 announced!
Postby Harry Bizzle » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:21 pm

Digital Extremes, eh?

Well, Dark Sector was alright.
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Re: The Darkness 2 announced!
Postby melatonin » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:23 pm

Harry Bizzle wrote:Well, Dark Sector was alright.


Wasn't it though? I can't think of a single game I would say was more 'alright' than Dark Sector. It's like a development team looked at Gears of War and Resident Evil 4, went "we can do that", and then ran out of money about a third of the way through.
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Re: The Darkness 2 announced!
Postby Hulohot » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:27 pm

I hold the first game in the highest of regards. It was such a nice suprise, that somehow managed to affect me on a personal emotional level. Another must have for 2011 :lol:
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Re: The Darkness 2 announced!
Postby Harry Bizzle » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:42 pm

True that. It just went on, far, far too long and the whole you can't keep a gun for very long made some bits rather annoying.


But yeah, other than that, yeah, the glaive was pretty cool.



Be nice to see what they can do with a bit more money/time. But I like The Darkness a lot, so let's hope they don't fluff it.
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Postby Beans » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:57 pm

Loved Chronicles of Riddick, but hated this. Make it more like the Chronicles of Riddick please :mrgreen:
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Postby Falsey » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:04 pm

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
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Re: The Darkness 2 announced!
Postby chalkitdown » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:22 pm

Brerlappins little hat wrote:
New Darkness


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Postby rudderless » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:27 pm

melatonin wrote:
Harry Bizzle wrote:Well, Dark Sector was alright.


Wasn't it though? I can't think of a single game I would say was more 'alright' than Dark Sector. It's like a development team looked at Gears of War and Resident Evil 4, went "we can do that", and then ran out of money about a third of the way through.


I think it's arguably the best of the Gears clones we got after Epic's game. The glaive was a lot of fun for a while, it just got a bit old by the halfway point, and then the game got really frustratingly difficult. And the weapon upgrades were cack, too. Looked quite nice, though, and for the first few hours it was reet grand.

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Postby 1>3>4>2 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:49 pm

Dark Sector was decent enough, quite like the Guyverness of it all.

But I don't know, Starbreeze made the first Darkness something special.
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Re: The Darkness 2 announced!
Postby Brerlappin » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:28 pm

chalkitdown wrote:
Brerlappins little hat wrote:
New Darkness


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:lol:

Im worried tho. The Darkness had starbreezes imprint all over it, for this to work its going to need some serious work from digital extremes. And they HAVE to have the original VA for Jackie, he was strawberry floating brilliant (and he starred in OZ :wub: ). Right now im bordering on exploding with happiness but somewhat worried all the same..
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Re: The Darkness 2 announced!
Postby Akai XIII » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:31 pm

Dark Sector was a better game than The Darkness :shifty:
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Postby Brerlappin » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:45 pm

Cheers to sarge for posting this on muk

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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.

“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 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, 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.”

The Darkness II is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information on The Darkness II, please visit http://www.embracethedarkness.com.



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strawberry float it..im in full on wank mode now!!
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Re: The Darkness 2 announced!
Postby Harry Bizzle » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:51 pm

That's a huge pic. Bigger than 1080p.

PC confirmed?
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Re: The Darkness 2 announced!
Postby samoza » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:57 pm

The Darkness suffered for me by coming out near Bioshock. Darkness is a solid enough FPS, but when compared to a FPS that changed the face of the genre it struggled. I'll still play the second game in the series, but don't be surprised if it incorporates elements of Rapture et al into its gameplay.
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Postby Floex » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:58 pm

Cel-shading :roll:
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Re: The Darkness 2 announced!
Postby Ord » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:01 pm

Beans wrote:Loved Chronicles of Riddick, but hated this. Make it more like the Chronicles of Riddick please :mrgreen:

This.
Harry Bizzle wrote:That's a huge pic. Bigger than 1080p.

PC confirmed?

Yes it is.
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