All pre-orders of The Darkness 2 will be upgraded to the "Limited Edition," publisher 2K Games announced today. The pre-order edition includes an alternate "Crazy Abdul" darkling outfit, "Gourmet Hearts" and "Relic Hunter" character ability upgrades, an illustration by Marc Silvestri and download codes for The Darkness Origins Volume 1 and Volume 2 comics.

2K Games also reiterated that The Darkness 2 will arrive at retail on February 7 and 10 for North America and "internationally," respectively. Fleeing the packed holiday schedule, the sequel was originally planned for October.
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New York, NY October 4, 2011 – 2K Games today announced the pre-order initiatives for The Darkness II™ for all previously announced video game consoles and PC. From now until the title's launch, gamers who pre-order The Darkness II will receive a free upgrade to the Limited Edition while supplies last. Launching on February 7, 2012 in North America and February 10, 2012 internationally, The Darkness II delivers a brutal and personal narrative as players 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.

The Darkness II Limited Edition includes:

Alternate darkling outfit: "Crazy Abdul"
Two character ability upgrades:
Gourmet Hearts: provides bonus for eating hearts
Relic Hunter: locates collectible items in the world
Custom illustration by Marc Silvestri
Free digital download of The Darkness Origins Volume 1 and Volume 2 comics

The Darkness II is the sequel to the million unit-selling 2007 title, The Darkness, and brings a unique new combat mechanic throughQuad-Wielding™, which will allow players to slash, grab, and throw objects and enemies with two Demon Arms while simultaneously firing two weapons. The game is layered with thematic elements of dark versus light, steeped in deep and twisted storytelling, and maintains the stylistic violence visualized through a hand-painted graphic noir technique, true to its comic book origins.

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).

Top Cow Productions, Inc. (www.topcow.com), a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri, who also co-founded Image Comics earlier that same year. Top Cow currently publishes its line of comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The Darkness is © and ® 2011 Top Cow Productions, Inc.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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