Sometimes it's hard to jump
into a sequel without playing the original. The story, the characters, the
mechanics – they're often lost on new players. 2K Games is hoping to avoid this
pitfall with The Darkness II by releasing a trailer entitled "What is The
Darkness," in which Johnny Powell gives a full run-through of the first
game’s plot. Powell’s rambling do a good job filling in the gaps to make the
narrative easy for new players to understand, while reminding fans of why they
liked the first game so much.
The trailer is also
chock-full of new footage of The Darkness II, which looks like one of the most
brutal, bloody games we’ve seen in a while. Watching Jackie Estacado’s Darkness-fueled
demon arms literally rip enemies apart is simply delightful, and we're excited to control them ourselves. We also get to see
some of the new moves in action, like using The Darkness’s tentacles to
grab a car’s door off to use it a shield – right before throwing it at a foe to cut him in
half. Yeah, it's sort of awesome.
The Darkness II is due out in February, which gives you plenty of time to go back and play it if this trailer doesn't give you enough satiation.
Sep 26, 2011