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The Darkness II – Familiarize yourself with the Darkness

Submitted by on Tuesday, 4 October 2011No Comment

What is the Darkness exactly? Where did it come from and what does it want?

This paranoid tweaker is about to drop some serious knowledge.

Jackie Estacado may be a demon-arm wielding killing machine but he wasn’t always this way. The demons are somewhat of a new development. From the moment mafia thugs wedged a bullet between him and his true love, Jackie said goodbye to all of the qualities that make one human. Once he relinquished his life to the eternal struggle forĀ vengeanceĀ it was easy for the primeval villain to bind to his soul.

If you had the chance to play the original you likely already knew this but gamers who never picked up the serpent arms can now consider themselves caught up on the Darkness’ history. To put it plainly, it is a manifestation of evil in the universe which is enraged by God’s audacity to bring light to all. Sort of like a pissed-off teenager woken by the sun’s insolent rays.

We’ve still got quite the lead time remaining before we can play The Darkness II (February 7 US/9UK) as 2K Games likely concluded that the combination of additional development time and movement outside of an utterly stacked 2011 would be beneficial.

For more information on The Darkness II read up on the game’s delay and watch the very graphic and very snakelike E3 trailer.