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The Darkness Returns This February

When Starbreeze Studios released The Darkness in 2007, it garnered a fair amount of praise — with over a million copies sold, it seemed inevitable that there would be a sequel. Now, under the development of Digital Extremes, The Darkness has returned.

It’s been two years since Jackie used his power to kill the men responsible for his girlfriend’s murder. He’s been unable to shake the memory of Jenny’s death since bottling up The Darkness and now it wants out. A botched attempt on Jackie’s life opens the door for The Darkness to reemerge, and sets Jackie on a brutal and personal journey as he unravels the mystery behind the attack and the motives of The Darkness.

On top of the recently released trailer, the official website for The Darkenss 2 offers a few key bullet points:

QUAD-WIELDING CHAOS
Slash, grab, and throw objects and enemies with the Demon Arms while simultaneously firing two weapons, adding a new dimension to the FPS category.

HARNESS AN UNSTOPPABLE POWER
Master the Demon Arms and summon the powers of The Darkness for even more explosive gameplay.

KILL THE LIGHTS
The vicious powers of The Darkness manifest only in the shadows so use the environment to your advantage and watch out for enemies who will use light as a weapon.

INTENSE AND PERSONAL JOURNEY
Experience a dark, twisted and gripping story written exclusively for the game by acclaimed comic book author Paul Jenkins whose credits also include The Incredible Hulk, Wolverine, and the original The Darkness game.

DISTINCTIVE GRAPHIC-NOIR STYLE
Graphic novel shading and color combined with the dramatic lighting of film noir pays tribute to the source material and brings the pages of the comic series to life. Inspired by the popular comic book series created by Top Cow.

The Darkness 2 will be released on February 7, 2012, and will be available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Trailer comes courtesy of Giant Bomb

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