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The Darkness Rises Again In October

I was a big fan of The Darkness and I've been looking forward to a follow-up effort.

Today, 2K Games has announced that the long-awaited sequel has finally received a release date: The Darkness II is set to launch on October 4 in North America for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Like the first title, this won't be your standard everyday shooter; players will assume the role of Jackie Estacado, the wielder of Darkness, "an ancient and ruthless force of chaos and destruction." You may have heard of dual-wielding but have you ever heard of Quad-Wielding...? It'll let you "slash, grab, and throw objects and enemies using ruthless Demon Arms, while simultaneously firing two weapons." Man, that sounds complicated.

I still remember sending out those arms to stealthily kill unsuspecting enemies; that was a freakin' blast. As for the story, Estacado exacted revenge on those who killed his girlfriend in the first title; in the sequel, Jackie continues to suffer from haunting visions of his lost beloved and amidst it all, he's locked in a "full-scale mob war." Oh, and the Darkness wants to escape...

To check out the debut video, visit the game's official website.

Related Game(s): The Darkness II

Tags: the darkness ii, 2k games, the darkness sequel

5/4/2011 11:58:09 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (21 posts)

main_event05
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 12:21:03 PM
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Was that any good? I always thought that they said it was a miss. I'll have to add that to my list of games to try.

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slugga_status
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 1:01:38 PM

It was pretty good at the time. Had fun with it. You can get it for like $8 now..

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Killa Tequilla
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 12:26:46 PM
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Man, this was one of the games I used to play when I had a Ps3 but no online... This game was pretty fun if you ask me, it was actually kind of scary. Especially if you play it in the night. Im treepyalking about The Darkness of course.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 12:30:57 PM
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This game is *definitely* on my radar. Loved the first one, great atmosphere and the character is a lot of fun to play, the special abilities are quite genuine to this game, no other game is quite like it.

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slugga_status
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 1:03:58 PM
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Been waiting for this forever too. Was a little worried that they wouldn't make a second one after I finished the first. Bout to go check out the trailer. First one was good in my opinion. I liked the environment and the lighting was on point in my opinion.

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The Doom
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 1:29:42 PM
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…gniksa tsuJ. ?troppus yhport evah emag tsrif eht diD

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Lord carlos
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 2:00:45 PM

afraid not

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 3:24:28 PM

...did your keyboard break?

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 7:15:18 PM

The Doom,
(I wrote my answer backwards too, but I'll stand in front of the mirror so you can read this correctly)...

"NO"







(2007)




Last edited by BikerSaint on 5/4/2011 7:15:42 PM

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Kiryu
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 1:36:06 PM
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This just in Mass Effect 3 Delayed.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 2:03:42 PM

Noooo? For long?

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Lord carlos
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 1:58:03 PM
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"Jackie noo"
"I can take you to jennie"!!
"YOUR HEARTS DESIRE"

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Sakaxxxx
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 2:42:09 PM
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The first game was terrible, but I have some hope for the sequel.

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main_event05
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 3:56:34 PM

I gotta start asking, what made the game so horrible?? As you can see from my first post, i miss out on games based on the claims of others.

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newchef
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 5:16:31 PM

its definitely a love/hate game you either liked it or not, but imo its deff worth getting, i loved it...and itll be really cheap now

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tayizfire
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 6:34:50 PM

the game was boring thats what kinda killed it for me ...but gameplay was cool ...atmosphere was creepy...i just wished it was more going on ...

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Lairfan
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 3:56:56 PM
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The first game was great IMO. It was and still is a pretty unique FPS, and from what I've seen of the sequel (aka that teaser trailer and the screenshots), its gonna be on my radar come this fall.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 7:34:48 PM
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The Darkness was great.

So unique too.


Anyway, for those of you who never got to fear a bit of "The Darkness" for yourslelves, here ya go

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Darkness_%28video_game%29

Video trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3rLY51Jx_c

Here's a great piece of gameplay
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCGcOLfH0kM&feature=related

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___________
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 4:22:23 AM
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EU?
yes thats right, people outside the US do play games!

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KNG201
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 7:19:51 AM
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sweet....the first game had huge potential and that was in the beginning of the PS3s wonderful life. the devs should be up to speed on the tech by now. cant wait to see how it performs.

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Godslim
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 2:45:41 PM
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Loved it! great story telling!
so underated!
bring on 2!

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