2K announces The Darkness II for autumn 2011

Tuesday, 8 February 2011 13:09 GMT By Johnny Cullen

2K has announced The Darkness II for an autumn 2011 release for PS3, 360 and PC.

The game will see players reprise the role of Jackie Estacado from the first game, made by Starbreeze. The Swedish developer is not involved this time, however, instead handing off the reins to Toronto-based Digital Extremes.

DE is known for its involvement in the Unreal Tournament series as well as BioShock 2’s development.

It’ll also feature “Quad-Wielding gameplay” where you’ll be able to use your demon arms to “slash, grab, and throw objects and enemies” whilst using firearms.

“The Darkness II is a well of dark and imaginative violence, and it’s a stylized and beautiful nightmare,” said 2K boss Christoph Hartmann.

“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.”

A Darkness sequel involving DE was first mentioned at SDCC in 2009, with Starbreeze telling VG247 it wasn’t involved at the time.

Check out the first screenshot of the game below.