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"What is the Darkness" trailer gets you caught up for The Darkness II

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

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8 comments

  • Crypto140 - September 27, 2011 12:08 p.m.

    The Darkenss doesn't own Chuck Norris, Chuck Norris owns The Darkness. Im sorry but I couldn't resist that.
  • usmovers_02 - September 27, 2011 3:56 a.m.

    Prince of Persia and The Darkness are two of my favorite recent franchises. Didn't buy Prince of Persia (2007) and I'm not interested in The Darkness II. Why? The same reason I completely lost interest in Boarderlands halfway through development: The switch to cell shaded graphics. I suppose I may get this for PC (if there is a PC version) if somebody makes a non-cell shaded mod.
  • Fuzunga - September 26, 2011 11:55 p.m.

    This was, by far, the best thing I played at PAX. It honestly really surprised me.
  • Letter11 - September 26, 2011 10:09 p.m.

    I'm glad this is releasing in February, it gives my wallet enough time to recover from the holiday madness. It's looking great.
  • Lemons - September 26, 2011 7:22 p.m.

    F king yes bro.
  • Stuv - September 26, 2011 4:38 p.m.

    Won't be released in Aus :/
  • i3atRice - September 26, 2011 4:30 p.m.

    holy fk this looks amazing. I tried the demo for the first one, liked it but didnt want to buy. I was skeptical about playing the 2nd since i didnt know much story, but now i feel i have to get it
  • Letter11 - September 26, 2011 10:10 p.m.

    Go back and play the first one if you can, it has some very memorable moments. I think its only a few bucks now.

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