The Darkness II developer
Digital Extremes knows you hate Mondays, so it's released a bunch of clips
filled with dark rage and violent enjoyment. Besides a three-minute rundown on
the game's antagonists, The Brotherhood, there's previews of some of the
special abilities on hand (um, or tentacle) to antihero Jackie Estacado. A
3.5-minute gameplay clip lets you see some of these elements in action.
Here's a little backstory
and current-events pertaining to Jackie's enemies in The Darkness II, The
Brotherhood. It's nice to know that the grandaddy of all secret societies is
still a goal-oriented, future-focused outfit.
The Darkness II is about
gunfighting and black magic. Of course, it's best when the two go together,
such as through quad-wielded guns and environmental weaponry.
ability lets you focus your Darkness powers into gunfire, resulting in attacks
it'll take more than a kevlar vest to stop.
Creating a Black Hole
during combat sucks your enemies out of existence and into... well, it's not
really important. They're not there to shoot you any more is the main thing.
It's not wise to go up
against an opponent with powers such as the dark energy-summoning Swarm
ability; but really, if you're trying to win a gunfight by standing in the
middle of a subway track and firing wildly up onto the platform, you're
probably aware that things aren't likely to go your way, Swarm or no Swarm.
The Darkness II's
Darkling serves the same purpose as Tails, Daxter or Roman Bellic: helping out
during action sequences and being distractingly obnoxious the rest of the time.
Sidekicks: God love 'em.
Finally, here's some
gameplay footage of the game's Lucky Mannequin level, which we talked you
though in our recent hands-on preview. Expect to see more between now and The
Darkness II's February 2012 launch.
Oct 10, 2011