Only The Darkness II Could Reward Preorders Like This

Only The Darkness II Could Reward Preorders Like This
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While The Darkness II doesn’t hit store shelves until February 7, preordering now for a free upgrade to the limited edition would be good for your heart, and extremely bad for the hearts of your enemies.

Some people hate preorder bonuses. Some people dislike pricey special editions. It’s hard, however, to hate on a free special edition as a preorder bonus, especially when it involves The Darkness II, the follow-up to one of the greatest comic book video games every made.

The free limited edition for The Darkness II is all about fun. It comes packed with a custom illustration by creator Mark Silvestri, free digital downloads of The Darkness Origins Volumes One and Two, and a “Crazy Abdul” outfit for one of your darkling friends.

Who’s Crazy Abdul? Folks who played The Darkness might recall the name from one of hero Jackie Estacado’s loading scenes: “Anyone who says the Manhattan subway is dangerous has never been in the back of a Yellow Cab, goin’ 90 miles an hour (145km/h), through the Midtown Tunnel, in the wrong direction, with a driver that doesn’t speak a lick of English. My buddy, Crazy Abdul.”

It also comes with two special character ability upgrades. There’s Relic Hunter, which shows you collectible items in the world, and Gourmet Hearts, which provides a bonus for eating the hearts of your enemies, which is good, because we were gonna do that anyway.

They had me at Crazy Abdul. Preorder away!


  • The reason I hate this stuff is because I am not sure on the game yet and if I DO buy it and I enjoyed it then I will feel like I have missed out on something.

    Sure the artwork is cool and stuff but when developers put things in the game that I will never be able to see because I only have the standard edition or because I didn’t pre-order it makes me angry.

    Put it in for everyone, just give it a little earlier to the guys with the special edition.

    • but if they put it in the game you wouldn’t be able to tell if it was anything special and you would’ve just expected it.

  • Crazy Abdul. That bloody loading montage appeared about half the time when I played it. Got ever-so-slightly annoying after a while.

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