was developed using Starbreeze's proprietary Starbreeze Engine; however, for the sequel
, Starbreeze is out, as is its proprietary tech, in favor of some different proprietary tech. New developer Digital Extremes is using a new version of its own Evolution Engine, seen in the 2008 glaive-em-up Dark Sector
. It's evidently well-suited for games with "Dark" in the title. This title marks DI's return to ... its own engine. After Dark Sector
, the developer has assisted on Unreal games including the two BioShocks
The switch to both a new developer and a new engine suggests that The Darkness 2
could be a very different game than its predecessor. Thankfully, we've already learned that the new engine is capable of rendering "Demon Arms," so it won't be completely foreign.