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The Darkness II Artfully Executes Crazy Demonic Gore

There are plenty of great games set for the first quarter of 2012, but we're afraid you might miss one of the more promising ones.

It's the return of the shadow-infused Jackie Estacado in The Darkness II. If you missed the first title, the protagonist finds that he has a dark, satanic power that gives him control over two demon arms. He could send those arms out to perform stealth attacks, and that was only the tip of the iceberg. It was a great concept and it worked really well.

And although developer Starbreeze is out and Top Cow Productions is in - along with a new cel-shaded visual presentation - we still think this sequel is gonna be an absolute blast. Not two demon arms anymore...four. Quad-wield, anyone?

This new trailer is appropriately messy and fits the style perfectly. You can also read more about The Darkness II (and catch another trailer) by checking out our preview. If you're looking for an artistic, relatively unique spin on the standard FPS, you have to check it out on February 7.

Related Game(s): The Darkness II

Tags: the darkness ii, the darkness 2, the darkness ii video, the darkness ii trailer

10/30/2011 8:57:00 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (12 posts)

BikerSaint
Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 11:11:05 PM
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I was kind of worried that these new guys were going the cel-shaded route, but this trailer wound up being much better than I expected.

The first one was great fun, so you can color me interested in this one too.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 11:20:01 PM

Cel-shaded? Color? I see what you did there.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 11:19:34 PM
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To quote Duke Nukem:

"Take your tentacles back to Japan you freak."

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Spineshank
Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 11:22:08 PM
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From what I have seen this trailer is recieving quite a bit of flak.. Putting an emphasis on the brutality of the kills you can execute seems to be kind of off putting.

Personally, after watching this a felt kind of... Bad. I've played the goriest of games but having no narrative surrounding these murders was distressing for me.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 11:28:45 PM

You are weak son

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Spineshank
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 12:23:49 AM

If seeing a person being ripped in half or have their spine ripped out their neck that invokes negative emotions in me is considered weak, you sir have a warped reality on what you consider tough.

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Kevin5
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 2:44:14 AM

So let me get this straight, watching someone pull a guys spine out through his anus is ok with you as long as it's within the context of the narrative? But without a story to support this gore, you find it distressing?







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Beamboom
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 7:18:18 AM

I agree with you, Spineshank! This was rather tasteless, my excite'o'meter rating for this title dropped with this trailer.

It looks like they are going for the shock-to-sell method. And usually, when someone try to shock with either sex or violence it's cause they have very little else to show for.
This was disappointing. :(


Last edited by Beamboom on 10/31/2011 7:19:19 AM

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Nas Is Like
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 12:49:42 AM
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It's like Mortal Kombat. Except not as interesting.

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___________
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 3:54:31 AM
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i got to play this at the expo and was really disappointed how much has been changed!
gone are the creepy death sequences, gone is the dark undertone, gone is the dark gritty graphics replaced with cartoony graphics.
this is suppose to be a horror game, so why does it look like a nickelodeon cartoon!?
just does not suit the game at all!
might as well make GOW in cell shaded graphics!

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Sol
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 4:34:26 AM
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This continues to look promising imo... I just can't wait to see how the story continues. The ends will justify the means, and if I have to give my enemies an impromptu prostate exam with monstrous tentacles just to get them out of my way, then so be it.

These kills are meant to show the nature of the darkness. If you tell a monster you control to kill something, you get no say as to how the monster kills, it will do whatever pleasures itself most at the time and as for the darkness itself, it enjoys to inflict suffering on anything it touches. You don't get to choose what it does, it chooses for itself for the most part... you just point at the target.

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Lawless SXE
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 4:38:13 AM
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Did that last one pop up a banner saying "Assecution" or was I seeing things? Eh, the gore does little for me. More interested in how well the story and whatnot is put together.

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