The game will see the return of Jackie Estacado from the first game. The Swedish developer Starbreeze, who made the first one, is not involved this time, handing the reins to Digital Extremes.
It’ll also feature “Quad-Wielding gameplay” where you’ll be able to use your demon arms to “slash, grab, and throw objects and enemies” whilst using firearms.
2K boss Christoph Hartmann said “The Darkness II is a well of dark and imaginative violence, and it’s a stylized and beautiful nightmare,”
“The Darkness II continues the 2K Games tradition of delivering quality, innovative games that are filled to the brim with atmosphere and deep storytelling.
He continued “The game takes a unique stance on fighting in the dark versus light. Combined with the arsenal of weapons at Jackie’s disposal and the gruesome attacks of the supernatural Demon Arms and Darkness powers, we’re proud to announce another title that delivers on our core values of creating games for gamers.”
The Darkness II is due for a late 2011 release for PS3, 360 and PC.