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The Darkness sequel confirmed; original developer Starbreeze “not involved”

Submitted by on Monday, 27 July 20096 Comments

The DarknessAs is often the case in gaming journalism, one publication announces one piece of information pertaining to a new game, certain wheels begin to turn, and then another site follows up with something extra.

Announced at this year’s Comic-Con by publisher Top Dog and promptly picked up by Joystiq, a sequel to the somewhat average – though admittedly quite peculiar – The Darkness has been confirmed to be in development for the PS3 and 360.

Following up the announcement just as quickly by VG247, it appears original developer Starbreeze will not be returning to the title leading the door open for another developer to take a stab at the supernatural FPS.

With a change of studio it’s anyone’s guess how much of the first game’s premise  and characters will return. Will the follow-up still feature Jackie Estacado and the titular malevolent spirit voiced by Faith No More’s Mike Patton? Your guess is as good as ours. We’re guessing a lot will depend on publisher 2K Games’ plans for the future of the franchise.

In other The Darkness news, it would appear that the first game is about to enter the annals of the Greatest Hits catalogue, offering up budget minded gamers the chance to try out the first game at the discounted price of $29.99.