The Darkness 2 delayed to 2012

By Xav de Matos, Jul 19, 2011 4:00pm PDT

Put away your "Welcome Back" party-favors for Jackie Estacado, because the protagonist's latest adventure has been pushed to 2012.

Today, 2K Games revealed that the PC and all consoles versions of The Darkness 2 from developer Digital Extremes, have been delayed until February 7 in North America and February 10 in Europe. The game was originally scheduled to launch in early October.

No reason was offered for the game's delay; however, The Darkness 2's original October release put it within the same period as expected heavy-hitters as Gears of War 3 and Battlefield 3. With top-dollar marketing spend attached to Gears and Battlefield, it's possible a delay to The Darkness 2 was to push it into a more favorable commercial launch window.

Comic-Con attendees will have an opportunity to play The Darkness 2 at the Top Cow booth. Eight demo stations are located at booth #2629.

Additionally, Top Cow is presenting a "Spreading The Darkness: From Comic Book to Video Games and Entertainment" panel on July 21 at noon in Room 9 of the convention center. The comic's co-creator will be in attendance along with voice talent featured in the upcoming game.

For more, read our preview of The Darkness 2.

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