The Darkness 2 Announced, Getting a PC Release
Remember The Darkness? That first-person shooter from Starbreeze Studios that cast you as a mafia hitman possessed by a dark power? That was awesome, right?
Well, at least I thought it was. Apparently, someone else did too, as they’ve just announced a sequel. Starbreeze won’t be behind this one, as development is being handled by Digital Extremes. Best known for their work on the Unreal Tournament series, Digital Extremes was also the studio behind Dark Sector.
The Darkness 2 will feature ‘Quad-wielding,’ which will let you use the Darkness while firing your weapons, says 2K’s press release. “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.”
Here’s the story behind the game, according to the same press release:
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.
Also, for our PC gaming readers, 2K includes news that The Darkness 2 will also be coming to PC, along with XBox 360 and PS3.
The first Darkness game was a gem, but we’re reserving judgment on this one until we get a chance to see more of it. I mean, who wouldn’t want to play a game that gives you the chance to wield the power of demonic tendrils of darkness? Most importantly, we want to know who’s going to be voicing The Darkness this time around. If it’s anyone other than Mike Patton, it’s going to be a huge letdown for us.
You can see a bit more info over at the game’s official site.