By: goukijones Jan 22, 2012 | 2 Comments
Apologies for the audio portion. The settings always seem to get fucked. Listen closely for my takes on The Darkness II demo. This was captured from the Gouki.com Live Stream. Thanks for watching.
The Darkness II is a First Person Shooter where you also control two monsters with shoulder buttons. The graphics are similar to Borderlands but just a little sharper. Very typical corridor shooter here. There isn't much time in the demo to do anything. Half of it is buried in cut-scenes you can't skip. The demo last just over 30 mins for me. I'm not hype for this game at all. I didn't play The Darkness when it was released years ago and I have no desire to play this one.
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I say everything I need to say about the Darkness 2 in the video. You should watch it.
A crowded October gets some much needed space...
In a move that shouldn't be too surprising considering all the mega releases coming this Fall, Take-Two Interactive has shifted the release date for The Darkness II from October 4 of this year to Feburary 7 of next year.
2K Games announced today that The Darkness(TM) II, for all previously announced video game consoles and PC, is now planned for release on February 7, 2012 in North America and February 10, 2012 internationally. Currently in development with Digital Extremes and based on the supernatural horror comic book series created by Top Cow Productions, Inc., The Darkness II delivers a brutal and personal narrative as gamers take control of Jackie Estacado, head of a New York crime family and wielder of an ancient and ruthless force of chaos and destruction known as the Darkness.
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By: goukijones Jun 2, 2011 | 4 Comments
I didn't get a chance to play the first Darkness, but I'm thinking of going back and trying it out. Was it as cool as this?
The Darkness II - E3 trailer
Are comic book to game transitions the same as movie to game adaptations? You tell me Jimmy.
By: goukijones May 4, 2011 | 8 Comments
You do realize this was a comic book when I was a kid right? Then some Jimmys made it into a game. The game got mixed reviews from what I recall. Unfortunately, I never got to play it. Here's the update on The Darkness II.
This just in 2KGames has released a new trailer for The Darkness II and have also announced the official release date. 10-4-2011, that's right just 5 short months away. Pre-order now. I missed the first one, I was only vaguely interested at the time. I'll be paying a lot closer attention to this sequel, in the meantime andbody got a copy of The Darkness I can borrow. Thanks.
The Darkness II Release Date Trailer
Official Press Release:
Quad-Wielding combat, ruthless story and hand-painted graphic noir art style breathe new life into first-person shooter genre this fall
New York, NY – February 8, 2011 – 2K Games announced today that The Darkness™ II, the sequel to the million unit-selling 2007 title, The Darkness™, will be coming to the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC in fall 2011. Developed by Digital Extremes and based on the supernatural horror comic book series created by Top Cow Productions, Inc., The Darkness II takes players down a brutal and personal path as Jackie Estacado, wielder of The Darkness – an ancient and ruthless force of chaos and destruction.
The Darkness II breaks out of the sea of conventional first-person shooters with its fervid Quad-Wielding gameplay, which will allow players to slash, grab, and throw objects and enemies with their Demon Arms while simultaneously firing two weapons. The game is layered with the use of dark versus light, steeped in deep and twisted storytelling, and engulfed in stylistic violence that is visualized through a hand-painted graphic noir technique that stays true to its comic book origins.
“The Darkness II is a well of dark and imaginative violence, and it’s a stylized and beautiful nightmare,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “The Darkness II continues the 2K Games tradition of delivering quality, innovative games that are filled to the brim with atmosphere and deep storytelling. The game takes a unique stance on fighting in the dark versus light. Combined with the arsenal of weapons at Jackie’s disposal and the gruesome attacks of the supernatural Demon Arms and Darkness powers, we’re proud to announce another title that delivers on our core values of creating games for gamers.”
The Darkness II will feature award-winning comic book writer, Paul Jenkins, who will provide a tightly integrated narrative that weaves dark humor with hardcore tenderness.
Take a step back from the familiar and comfortable, and prepare to embrace The Darkness.
It’s been two years since Jackie Estacado, now the Don of the Franchetti crime family, used The Darkness to kill the men responsible for his girlfriend’s murder. He’s been unable to shake the memory of Jenny’s death since bottling up his supernatural power, and now The Darkness wants out. A sudden, unprovoked attack on Jackie’s life heralds the start of a full-scale mob war, which has clearly been orchestrated by some outside force. The botched attempt opens the door for The Darkness to reemerge, and sets Jackie on a journey to hell and worse, as he unravels the mystery behind the attack and the motivations of The Darkness itself.
“Sometimes that whooshing sound you hear is that of comic fans holding their collective breath,” said Marc Silvestri, founder and CEO of Top Cow Productions and co-creator of The Darkness comics. “So often disappointed when a favorite character gives birth to a lame movie or video game, us fans have come to expect the worst. And sometimes we get it. But not with The Darkness II. Yeah, call me biased, but this second installment of Jackie Estacado’s epic saga is – in my humble opinion – one of the most brutally cool games I’ve ever played. 2K Games hammered this one out of the park.”
The Darkness II is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information on The Darkness II, please visit www.embracethedarkness.com.
2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).