Rumour: Digital Extremes developing The Darkness 2

Monday, 26th July 2010 12:48 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Superannuation has apparently outed Digital Extremes as the developer of The Darkness 2, with the CV of Emmanuel Pappas mentioning the dev.

A sequel to the game was announced last year at Comic-Con, with Swedish developer Starbreeze telling VG247 that it wasn’t involved with the game, as it was with the original.

Digital Extremes was behind the multiplayer aspect of BioShock 2, and lent Epic a hand with the Unreal games.

We’ll drop DI a line.

The original Darkness launched in mid-2007 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.



  1. evilashchris

    The original was great, I fear for this with no Starbreeze involvement.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    YES! Awesome. Do it!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Len

    Can’t excited about this, found the original a real let down after the sterling work they’d (Starbreeze) done with Riddick previously.

    Is there really enough interest to warrant it…?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. freedoms_stain

    I liked the original.

    I think with a few tweaks it could’ve been awesome, but for what it was it was a good game.

    Decently challenging on Hard, although if you wanted you could pretty much hide in a corner and send the creeper out to massacre anyone and anything. I think they need to set a boundary on how long you can use it and how far it could go above just darkness power draining, as long as you kept eating hearts you could go for miles.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    The original was fantastic back in ’07 (minus the WW1 levels). Been waiting for a sequel announcement for some time. :)

    #5 4 years ago
  6. The Hindle

    Meh Digital extremes track record is hardly that good so im pretty sceptical about this.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. koourosh

    seriously why on earth would DE work on this project ??
    first one was great but i can’t really hope the same for
    this one…

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Alakratt

    DE should do a Dark Sector sequel, AND add trophies for the first one…lol…couldn’t resist.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. YoungZer0

    I’m very interested. Hope it’s going to be Third Person.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. revolting

    The first one was a flawed beauty. Some parts of it were really inspired and nifty, while other parts were more generic than an out of date bag of plain crisps.

    I’m indifferent to the change of developers for the sequel, but if it means Starbreeze get more time freed up for the Syndicate remake, I’m all for it.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. AHA-Lambda

    sweet, DO IT, DO IT NAO!!

    #11 4 years ago
  12. DaMan

    meh, not interested. the game was allright but it didn’t do much for me.

    #12 4 years ago

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