The Darkness 2 paints the town red on Oct. 4

The Darkness 2 will arrive just in time to terrorize gamers before Halloween, 2K Games announced today. The upcoming first-person shooter based on the comic series of the same name from Top Cow Productions will launch for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 on October 4 in North America. The game will arrive on October 7, internationally.

The Darkness 2 is currently in development at Digital Extremes, which recently developed the PC version of THQ's Homefront.

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Though the sequel is being helmed by a different developer than the original title--which shipped in 2007 from developer Starbreeze Studios--our GDC 2011 preview of the game was positive. For more information on the title, make sure to read our interview with Digital Extremes project director Sheldon Carter.