The Darkness 2 emerges from the shadows October 4

Everyone's favorite possessed hitman, Jackie Estacado, will return in The Darkness 2 starting October 4 in North America and October 7 internationally. To commemorate the news, 2K has also release a new trailer, which can be found after the break. Unfortunately, you'll have to wait to see the wonders of quad-wielding in action, as the trailer is bereft of gameplay.

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2K Games Announces The Darkness II(TM) to Emerge from the Shadows Starting October 4, 2011

The Darkness returns, seeking vengeance and deliverance in an uncompromising supernatural nightmare

New York, NY - May 4, 2011 - 2K Games announced today that The Darkness(TM) II, the sequel to the million unit-selling 2007 title, The Darkness(TM), will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC on October 4, 2011 in North America and October 7, 2011 internationally. Inspired by the supernatural horror comic book series created by Top Cow Productions, Inc., and developed by Digital Extremes, The Darkness II breaks from the sea of conventional first-person shooters (FPS), and takes players down a brutal and personal path as Jackie Estacado, wielder of Darkness - an ancient and ruthless force of chaos and destruction. Your first look at the world of The Darkness II is in the new debut trailer which can be seen at

The Darkness II is a well of dark and imaginative violence that breaks from the traditional FPS conventions with its uniquely stylized gameplay. The fervid Quad-Wielding(TM) gameplay empowers players to slash, grab, and throw objects and enemies using ruthless Demon Arms, while simultaneously firing two weapons. Layered with intricate uses of dark versus light gameplay, the game engulfs players in a whole other level of sophisticated combat. Combined with a complex and twisted storyline, and stylistic violence that is visualized through a hand-painted graphic noir technique, The Darkness II harkens back to its roots of the comic book origins for fans and newcomers alike.

It's been two years since Jackie Estacado, now the Don of the Estacado crime family, used Darkness to kill the men responsible for his girlfriend's murder. Jackie continues to have haunting visions of his beloved Jenny since her death. He's tried to cope by bottling up his supernatural power, and now 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 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 Darkness itself.

Take a step back from the familiar and comfortable, and prepare to embrace Darkness.

The Darkness II is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information on The Darkness II, please visit The game can be seen by all attendees of E3 2011, at the 2K booth at South Hall #2823.


This article was originally published on Joystiq.