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The Darkness II gets darker with new co-op experience

Submitted by on Wednesday, 7 December 2011No Comment

The Darkness II is adding fast-paced co-op “Vendettas” that will run adjacent to the main single player campaign, announced 2K Games.

These Vendettas will allow up to four players to tackle team-based missions that further explore the crucial role each character plays in Jackie Estacado’s campaign to defeat the Brotherhood and expand the universe of The Darkness II.

Players can select between Inugami, Shoshanna, Jimmy Wilson, and J.P. DuMond, each with their own unique Darkness weapons…

  • Inugami: Wielding the mythical Kusanagi samurai sword rumored to have killed ten thousand innocents, Inugami is a dark and mentally unstable character with revenge-driven motives against The Brotherhood and their allies for the slaughter of his entire family. He can also use a swarm of miniature demons to attack and immobilize his enemies.
  • Shoshanna: Shoshanna is an ultra-efficient agent for Mossad, the Israeli Intelligence Agency, who was sent to New York to combat a spike in Brotherhood activity. Her obedience and devotion to her superiors makes her a perfect operative, and she harbors a passion for hunting and destroying evil in the world as part of her legacy. Shoshanna wields the Arm of the Night, a powerful weapon fueled with Dark essence and the power to fire multiple rounds of gunfire at one time.
  • Jimmy Wilson: A product of inner-city Glasgow, Scotland, and a notorious alcoholic, Jimmy believes The Brotherhood is simply another form of the Hated English that persecuted his family in the past, and he travels to New York to torment them to the fullest extent. He wields the Dark Axe, and has the ability to summon Darklings that he commonly refers to as “Little Jimmys”.
  • J.P. DuMond: A former doctor from New Orleans, DuMond is burdened with guilt for using a form of Louisiana Voodoo to heal his patients. The use of dark magic drew the attention of The Brotherhood, an organization which J.P. is now forced to combat in order to halt their pursuit of evil relics. J.P. wields the Midnight Stick and can pull enemies into an anatomy-crushing vortex when he tosses his Box of Tricks – a black metal box filled with dark power – into an open area.

In addition, co-op Vendettas will feature a new Hit List mode that gives players the opportunity to repeat their favorite campaign moments or branch off between new scenarios. They’re designed so that players can simply drop in and play at any time.

While it’s a shame you won’t be able to play as Jackie himself, it’s nice to see The Darkness II expanding beyond the main storyline. Will be any good is another question entirely although we can’t help but get excited about four people being able to quad-wield at once.