New Darkness 2 screens released, voice cast may include Nolan North

Above: Manticore? Hippogriff? Esquilax? Name this freaky beast yourself

Newly-released shots of The Darkness II highlight the lurid multicolor of the title's spooky demon-haunted world, which isn't bad for a game which the very name of suggests underlit drabness. They're also not shy about reminding you that this might be a game about eldritch tentacled horrors from the horrific beyond and what-all, but it's also a game about shooting lots of people in the face.

Above: As astute readers may note, this shot hints that CVG has more on The Darkness II. Check out their preview

The weird stealth-hampering facial gear sported by enemies in these shots hints at their alignment with the Brotherhood, a (hastily-named, one suspects) faction within the game seeking to steal protagonist Jackie's mojo. Preview builds of the title have had Jackie voiced by the ubiquitous Mr. Nolan North, but Digital Extremes denies that this means he will (or won't) make the final game, explaining that the only confirmed voice actor is the returning Mike Patton – hopefully warning the Brotherhood that while it may want all of Jackie's dark power, it cannot, in fact, have it (even if it's in their faces at the time).

May 12, 2011


  • MancisFrorkYorgan - May 13, 2011 1:41 p.m.

    Can someone please tell me why The Darkness II looks like a cartoon?
  • gfrequency - January 27, 2012 8:10 a.m.

    Beeecause it's based on a comic book...? Anyway, I have a couple of problems with it. First, the end of the original game was pretty definite, if depressing. Second, Kirk Acevedo was absolutely perfect as Jackie. As much as I like Nolan North, they should've done their best to rehire Acevedo.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - May 13, 2011 1:17 p.m.

    In the words of Heavy, "Not big surprise".
  • quincytheodore - May 13, 2011 8:29 a.m.

    That's hardly surprising, everything has Nolan North... If it doesn't has it, now that's gasp worthy
  • MattTheSexyBeast - May 13, 2011 8:10 a.m.

    Right on, reaperman22. I was worried someone wasn't going to get the Faith No More joke. And now let me take this opportunity to say that Mr. Bungle is way better than FNM.
  • reaperman22 - May 13, 2011 5:56 a.m.

    well that article had a pretty 'epic' ending, i cant wait for this game, it was the first game i got on the ps3 and one of the first games that made me feel genuinly sad
  • BlackElement17 - May 13, 2011 5:28 a.m.

    It's spreading.
  • CataclysmicBane - May 13, 2011 4:01 a.m.

    I really, really hope Nolan North doesn't voice Jackie. Nothing personal but Kirk Acevedo made Jackie for me and the voice acting (especially the load screens) in the first game was what really made me love the game. BRING ACEVEDO BACK!!
  • Xtapolapopotamus - May 13, 2011 2:50 a.m.

    Nolan North was in the first game as the voice of young Jackie (during flashbacks and whatnot), so it's pretty fair to assume he'll return in some way in this game. I really like him though, don't know why people don't, he's an awesome actor! But I do agree he should tone down his roles... Stick to the big ones, man!
  • PooPSock - May 13, 2011 1:25 a.m.

    I generally assume that every game has Nolan North in it 'lest told otherwise.
  • Cleanser247 - May 13, 2011 1:22 a.m.

    Might have Nolan North in it? Haha, cute. (Uncharted 2 reference)

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