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The Darkness II is the upcoming game to be released in late 2011. It is a sequel to 2007's The Darkness . It will be developed by Digital Extremes, published by 2K Games and written by Paul Jenkins. It will be released for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 .
The Darkness II has similar game play as the first game, but in the sequel there is a new tactic called "quad wielding". It allows lead character to use his darkness powers while using firearms.at the same time. There is more focus on the aspect of darklings, with there now being only one primary darkling which will hold greater importance and will be more involved in the storyline. It has been revealed that it will be able to interact with the environment by using items such as a workers drill to attack and torture your enemies and it will also be able to use standard weaponry such as pistols to attack or threaten them. Jackie can use the environment for help and can do actions such as use car doors as shields and parking meters to impale things.
Unlike in the first game, you will be able to use your weaponry and darkness abilities in public places.
The game textures will be more aligned to the comic book and are designed using a cel-shading technique, similar to the style used in Borderlands, to give this effect. There will also be the ability to use your demon arms for 'finishing moves', whereas the player can execute the enemy in ways such as ripping people into two, and your darkling can also use special attacks, such as urinating acid on enemies. The character and player will feel more uncomfortable in light, with exposure to light resulting in blurring of vision occupied with a high pitched ringing. Light will be more of a physical threat as well with there having a 'light vs darkness' feel.
The voice of The Darkness will again be voiced by musician Mike Patton, however the voice of Jackie Estacado Kirk Acevedo has been replaced by Nolan North.