2K Games has revealed the
pre-order bonuses for The Darkness II. Customers who pre-order next year’s
sequel will receive an upgrade for the Limited Edition of the game, bestowing
upon early adopters some extra in-game abilities and bonus content.
The Limited Edition
extras include an alternate “Crazy Abdul” darkling outfit and two ability
upgrades. Gourmet Hearts offers a bonus for eating hearts – and the Relic
Hunter helps locate collectible items.
Above: The Limited Edition includes a bonus costume for your Darkling
The Limited Edition’s
other bonus content is potentially of more interest to completists: a free
digital download of trade paperbacks for The Darkness Origins volumes 1 and 2
and a custom illustration by Marc Silvestri. The books comprise the first 10
issues of the original Darkness comic and a couple of tie-ins with label-mate
Witchblade, detailing the backstory of the games' world in stories by comics
superstar Garth Ennis and Darkness co-creator David Wohl. That way, when people
ask if you like The Darkness, you can launch into an impassioned rant about
just how faithful it was or wasn't to the original material – ensuring they'll
leave you alone so you can get back to playing the game.
Above: Last month's backstory trailer, in case you have some aversion to wading through twelve well-regarded comic books
If you’re still on the fence, don’t panic. The Darkness II launches on Feb 7, 2012, so you've still got a while to make your mind up about that pre-order but the Limited Edition upgrade will only be available while supplies last.
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