The Darkness II takes players down a brutal and personal path as Jackie Estacado, wielder of The Darkness – an ancient and ruthless force of chaos and destruction.
It’s been two years since Jackie Estacado, now the Don of the Franchetti crime family, used The Darkness 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 his supernatural power, and now The Darkness wants out. A sudden, unprovoked attack on Jackie’s life heralds the start of a full-scale mob war, which has clearly been orchestrated by some outside force. The botched attempt opens the door for The Darkness to reemerge, and sets Jackie on a journey to hell and worse, as he unravels the mystery behind the attack and the motivations of The Darkness itself.
As you head into the crowded floors at San Diego Comic-Con July 21-24, 2K Games invites you to join us for a special panel featuring The Darkness II™ entitled “Spreading The Darkness: From Comic Book to Video Games and Entertainment,” in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of The Darkness. The discussion around The Darkness II will feature top talent from Top Cow Productions and Digital Extremes, as well as other special guests, and will take place on Thursday, July 21, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm PT in Room 9 within the San Diego Comic-Con convention center.
The panel will discuss the evolution of The Darkness franchise from comic-books to video games, spanning different entertainment mediums, with key insights from legendary Top Cow CEO and co-creator of The Darkness Marc Silvestri, and President and COO of Top Cow, Matt Hawkins. Additionally, the panel will feature Sheldon Carter, project director and lead development staff of The Darkness II from Digital Extremes, and a few surprise special guests. The collection of these renowned entertainment and video game speakers will discuss key moments that have made the series a worldwide success with fans and gamers alike.
“San Diego Comic-Con is a special time for all fans that enjoy the incredible world of comic books,” said Marc Silvestri, CEO of Top Cow Productions. “I’m especially excited this year to be a part of The Darkness II and a speaker panel about bridging the gap between The Darkness as a comic book, video game and entertainment property.”
2K Games will also have eight playable demo kiosks of The Darkness II in the Top Cow booth (#2629) at the San Diego Comic-Con show floor for fans to descend into the gritty and visceral mind of Jackie Estacado. The game demo will feature Quad-Wielding™, which will allow players to slash, grab, and throw objects and enemies with two Demon Arms while simultaneously firing two weapons. The game is layered with thematic elements of dark versus light, steeped in deep and twisted storytelling, and maintains the stylistic violence visualized through a hand-painted Graphic Noir technique, true to its comic book origins.
The Darkness II breaks out of the sea of conventional first-person shooters with its fervid Quad-Wielding gameplay, which will allow players to slash, grab, and throw objects and enemies with their Demon Arms while simultaneously firing two weapons. The game is layered with the use of dark versus light, steeped in deep and twisted storytelling, and engulfed in stylistic violence that is visualized through a hand-painted graphic noir technique that stays true to its comic book origins.
Acclaimed singer, songwriter and voice actor, Mike Patton, will reprise his role as The Darkness in The Darkness II. The avant-garde rock artist, known as the front man of Faith No More, Mr. Bungle and Peeping Tom, lends his unique voice acting talents as The Darkness – a supernatural force of chaos and destruction.
The Darkness II will feature award-winning comic book writer, Paul Jenkins, who will provide a tightly integrated narrative that weaves dark humor with hardcore tenderness.
Take a step back from the familiar and comfortable, and prepare to embrace The Darkness.
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