Today, 2K Games has officially announced the existence of The Darkness II, sequel to The Darkness, released on June 25, 2007 and developed by Starbreeze Studios. It is set to be released Fall 2011 and the studio behind it will be Digital Extremes, the people behind Dark Sector.
2K said: “The sequel will boast a hand-painted art graphic noir visual style, a ruthless story and quad-wielding combat.” They also released some plot details:
“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.”