The Darkness 2 E3 trailer employs ultraviolence

Jackie Estacado's none too pleased to be reunited with supernatural force The Darkness in the shooter sequel, as great violence always follows. Impalement, crucifixion, shooting, dismemberment, and more are on show in the E3 trailer.


In the competition for the title of E3 2011's Most Violent Violence, so far Ninja Gaiden 3 and The Darkness II are well out in the lead. The E3 trailer for Digital Extremes' follow-up to Starbreeze's supernatural shooter makes an excellent case, with people being ripped in two, cut in half, crucified, impaled with pool cues hurled by demon tentacles, and goodness knows what else.

You'll also find fine demonstrations of The Darkness II's mixed dual-wielding system, and the so-called "quad-wielding" you get when demon tentacles are thrown into the mix too. Plus, of course, there's more splendid growling from Mike Patton, the voice of The Darkness itself.

Developed by Digital Extremes rather than original dev Starbreeze Studios, The Darkness II is headed to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 4. 2K Games is publishing. Check out our preview from March for more information.

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    June 8, 2011 4:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, The Darkness 2 E3 trailer employs ultraviolence.

    Jackie Estacado's none too pleased to be reunited with supernatural force The Darkness in the shooter sequel, partly due to the fact that it makes terrible acts of violence happen around him. Impalings, crucifixion, shootings, dismembering and more are on

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      June 8, 2011 5:01 AM

      Read a few issues of The Darkness lately, interesting character. Solidly in anti-hero territory.

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        June 8, 2011 11:45 AM

        Yeah, it's a pretty good/interesting character, though, like all anti-heroes, they sometimes have difficulty figuring out what to do with him in the comics (He doesn't have nearly the focused mission statement of someone like the Punisher, for example).

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      June 8, 2011 5:06 AM

      Oh wow that trailer was fucking awesome.

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      June 8, 2011 12:13 PM

      I'm excited for this game because I love 'The Darkness' part of him. I wish you could talk to those little darkness things he has in game.

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        June 8, 2011 12:29 PM

        Heh, they would be totally awesome little pets. If they could be stopped from eating everyones hearts.

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          June 8, 2011 12:54 PM

          I have to admit that I totally love that they eat people's hearts.

          I sound like a freak :(

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      June 8, 2011 12:42 PM

      Holy shit that looks good. Can't wait.

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      June 8, 2011 1:08 PM

      man did anyone else thing jackie chan

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      June 8, 2011 3:00 PM

      That actually looked pretty awful...

      I wouldn't mind trying a demo, as the comic book was decent. But that all looked like it was on rails, like one of those 3D rides...

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