2K Games announced today that The Darkness II will be launching this fall.   It is being developed by Digital Extremes and published by 2K Games.  Once again, the game puts the player in control of Jackie Estacado, bearer of The Darkness, an ancient force of chaos and destruction. The game takes place two years after the original, and Estacado is now the Don of the Franchetti mafia family. When an outside force makes a sudden and unprovoked attack on his life, a new Mafia war ushers, turning Jackie’s demonic powers back. He makes a trip to hell to unravel mystery behind The Darkness. As in the first game, players can simultaneously use four weapons: a gun in both hands and arms on the demons back.

“The Darkness II is a well of dark and imaginative violence, and it’s a stylized and beautiful nightmare,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “The Darkness II continues the 2K Games tradition of delivering quality, innovative games that are filled to the brim with atmosphere and deep storytelling. The game takes a unique stance on fighting in the dark versus light. Combined with the arsenal of weapons at Jackie’s disposal and the gruesome attacks of the supernatural Demon Arms and Darkness powers, we’re proud to announce another title that delivers on our core values of creating games for gamers.”

“Sometimes that whooshing sound you hear is that of comic fans holding their collective breath,” said Marc Silvestri, founder and CEO of Top Cow Productions and co-creator of The Darkness comics. “So often disappointed when a favorite character gives birth to a lame movie or video game, us fans have come to expect the worst. And sometimes we get it. But not with The Darkness II. Yeah, call me biased, but this second installment of Jackie Estacado’s epic saga is – in my humble opinion – one of the most brutally cool games I’ve ever played. 2K Games hammered this one out of the park.”

The Darkness II will feature award-winning comic book writer, Paul Jenkins, and will once again bring a dark humor and hardcore element to the game. The teams behind the game want you to take a step back from the familiar and comfortable, and prepare to embrace The Darkness. Visit the official The Darkness II website at http://www.embracethedarkness.com