February 7th is still a long time away, but that is no reason not to keep you updated with news for The Darkness II. Take a look after the jump at the video we have provided for your viewing pleasure, as Jackie Estacado demonstrates some creative ways to finish off his foes in The Darkness II.
Here is a little more about The Darkness II:
The Darkness II takes place two years after the events of the first game, as Jackie Estacado, the current wielder of The Darkness has used his powers to become the Don of the Franchetti crime family. He has been unable to shake the thoughts of his dead girlfriend Jenny Romano and has since, with the help of estranged occultist Johnny Powell and his study into dark essence, contained his supernatural powers and now The Darkness “wants out in the worst way”. In The Darkness II, you’ll once again take control of Jackie as he struggles with the powers of the Darkness.
While the original Darkness was developed by Starbreeze Studios, this time around Digital Extremes are in charge and have given The Darkness II a deeper “graphic noir” visual style. The style was achieved with the development artists hand painting the majority of the game assets, instead of relying on digital methods to create a comic book style. There have been substantial additions to the gameplay since Jackie’s last go-round, including the exciting new “quad wielding”feature, in which Jackie can use The Darkness while at the same time use firearms. There’s also a new feature where Jackie collects his “dark essence” – a substance that clings to people and objects that have come in contact with The Darkness. This can be used to make purchases from a tree of abilities from ‘talent shrines’, such as ‘Black Hole’ which allows Jackie to charge a enemies’ heart with energy and throw it to create a void of vacumned darkness, the ability to see and attack through walls, ‘Swarm’ which allows Jackie to disable and stun multable enemies at once, and ‘Gun Channeling’ which gives Jackie unlimited ammunition and deals supernatural damage for a short period of time.
The Darkness II will be available for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on February 7th, 2012. Also don’t forget to checkout their website for more information.