2K Games officially stated that The Darkness 2 won’t be coming out this year. Allegedly, the game will be released on February 7, 2012 in North America and February 10 in Europe for both the consoles and PC versions. Originally, the sequel was announced for this October.
It should be taken into account that the game was planned as a Wii U launch title also. In any way, a clear reason for the delay hasn’t been provided in the press release but the publisher did confirm their presence at Comic-Con, so if you go there, be sure to play an early version of the game at one of the various kiosks. Additionally, the publisher will be hosting a panel for the game featuring voice actor Mike Patton and the franchise’s creator.
While the original game was developed by Starbreeze Studios (Enclave, Knights from the Temple, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay) development for The Darkness 2 is in charge of Digital Extremes (Unreal Tournament, Bioshock, Homefront, Star Trek). Furthermore, the sequel is being written by popular British comic writer Paul Jenkins. The game is based on the comic book of the same name and is a direct sequel to 2007’s The Darkness. The original received favorable reviews from critics and it was praised for its campaign, unique aesthetic, great story and amazing graphics.
The Darkness 2 will take place several years after the events of the first game and players will have the opportunity of taking the role of Jackie Estacado.