The Darkness II Displays Some Vibrant, Comic-Book Color In Debut Gameplay Trailer

2K Games has released an initial, stand-alone gameplay trailer for The Darkness II, sequel to 2007's under-appreciated gem The Darkness. The title will pick up where the last left off, with mafioso protagonist Jackie Estacado wielding an assortment of grotesque powers, including the ability to summon impish "Darklings" and to pilot yucky, stretchy tentacles and tendrils.

The franchise has undergone a major artistic makeover, with a "unique graphic noir art style... using a hand-painted technique for cross hatching and colouring", effectively bringing it closer to achieving the look of the comic book series upon which it is based.

The title is scheduled to launch on October 4 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.


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    Really hoping this is up there with the first one. same writer apparently but different developer has me tentative on how it will turn out.

    Ok, that trailer has me sold on Digital Extremes doing The Darkness 2.

    -Mike Patton sounding awesome
    -Jackie being utterly badass
    -gorgeous visuals (looking alot like bioshock 2 there bro)
    - He pulled off a car door and used it as a shield
    - Quad-wielding
    - Gratuitous violence

    Gimme!

    I still have this, even after 4 years i still liked the game, really hope it comes soon (and past the censorship for Australia)

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