The Darkness II Will Have Four-Player Narrative Co-op (TRAILER)
2K Games has announced that the upcoming demon-power-imbued The Darkness II isn’t just going to include one story, but two: the main single-player campaign and a cooperative mode called “Vendettas,” which will support up to four players.
“Vendettas” concerns four players running parallel missions to the main story with four different characters that each wield a weapon that makes use of the signature “Darkness” demonic power. The levels are “team-focused,” it seems, and will explore areas of the game that tie to the lore, which includes The Darkness comics, but aren’t necessarily in the game’s main campaign. There will also be a “Hit List” mode that lets co-op players relive moments from the single-player campaign from a different angle.
Here’s a list of the four characters and their descriptions, care of VG247:
- Inugami: Wielding the mythical Kusanagi samurai sword rumored to have killed ten thousand innocents, Inugami is a dark and mentally unstable character with revenge-driven motives against The Brotherhood and their allies for the slaughter of his entire family. He can also use a swarm of miniature demons to attack and immobilize his enemies.
- Shoshanna: Shoshanna is an ultra-efficient agent for Mossad, the Israeli Intelligence Agency, who was sent to New York to combat a spike in Brotherhood activity. Her obedience and devotion to her superiors makes her a perfect operative, and she harbors a passion for hunting and destroying evil in the world as part of her legacy. Shoshanna wields the Arm of the Night, a powerful weapon fueled with Dark essence and the power to fire multiple rounds of gunfire at one time.
- Jimmy Wilson: A product of inner-city Glasgow, Scotland, and a notorious alcoholic, Jimmy believes The Brotherhood is simply another form of the Hated English that persecuted his family in the past, and he travels to New York to torment them to the fullest extent. He wields the Dark Axe, and has the ability to summon Darklings that he commonly refers to as “Little Jimmys”.
- J.P. DuMond: A former doctor from New Orleans, DuMond is burdened with guilt for using a form of Louisiana Voodoo to heal his patients. The use of dark magic drew the attention of The Brotherhood, an organization which J.P. is now forced to combat in order to halt their pursuit of evil relics. J.P. wields the Midnight Stick and can pull enemies into an anatomy-crushing vortex when he tosses his Box of Tricks – a black metal box filled with dark power – into an open area.
And here’s a trailer: