The Darkness II delayed from fall 2011 until February 2012

2K has pushed the launch of supernatural action sequel The Darkness II to February 2012. The game, originally slated to launch in October, is now set to launch on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on Feb 7 in the US and Feb 10 in Europe. The Wii U version of the game is still on track for the console's launch, and while that version won't be playable at Comic-Con as Nintendo's focus for the show is on the 3DS, the other iterations will be there. The title, based on Top Cow's comic The Darkness, will also be the focus of a panel discussion at the show.

With big-name releases such as Skyrim and Halo Anniversary launching in the October/November stretch of 2011, not to mention the culmination of the Battlefield/Modern Warfare pre-release conflict which has already claimed so many lives, a title like The Darkness II – whose pedigree and enthusiastic following aren't quite enough to boost it to tent-pole status – would likely be overlooked by many.  Fans won't have to wait for early 2012 to hear Mike Patton recommence speaking in a Darkness-related context, though: the musician will join creatives from Top Cow and Digital Extremes in a Comic-Con discussion titled “Spreading the Darkness,” perhaps mentioning the just announced movie? That event will take place at 1pm this Thursday at the convention – is it enough to keep you going until February?

Jul 20, 2011

Source: G4TV




  • ChangingtheSpectrum - July 21, 2011 6 p.m.

    I'm actually VERY happy that this got delayed... The sheer amount of games coming out this fall that I *need* will burn a hole in my wallet.
  • Crypto140 - July 21, 2011 12:57 p.m.

    I understand. I just hope it will be worth the wait(Have the new darkling do somthing. I mean productive) ReCATPCHA:Pittsburgh, auncyou. I cant think of anything funny to say about this you decide.
  • Jbo87 - July 21, 2011 11:17 a.m.

    Hadn't played the Darkness until recently and I have to say it's an amazing game. Still holds up well 3 years down the line, I would urge anyone who hasn't played it to do so now. It'll be dirt cheap and you won't regret it. Dark as hell, great story and game play and genuinely unnerving.
  • jackthemenace - July 21, 2011 10:23 a.m.

    Just like Quincy above said, It seems a bit silly to push it back to Q1.2012, since it'll be releasing alongside other massive titles. And out of the Darkness 2, Mass Effect 3 and FF XIII-2, I know which one's getting my money. And just a hint: It doesn't have a '2' in the title.
  • quincytheodore - July 21, 2011 7:10 a.m.

    A bit disappointed, but it's understandable. It still have to launch next to big titles, ME3 and FF XIII-2, but it's much better chance than those four, specially since their respective audience is different.
  • boondocks50 - July 21, 2011 5:27 a.m.

    smmart, very smart
  • GringoStar - July 21, 2011 2:32 a.m.

    This isn't really a bad thing, and I'm glad it's coming out early next year as I will be too occupied with Battlefield 3.
  • BALLSTOTHEWALLET - July 21, 2011 12:48 a.m.

    *Sigh*. . . Okay.

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