The studio promise us "dark and imaginative violence" with the sequel and a teaser trailer has now gone out. They use a "hand-painted graphic noir technique" - cool.
Top Cow Productions' The Darkness comic was first translated into videogame form by Starbreeze Studios and it was hailed a success, tapping into the gritty theme of the source material. The sequel is being handled by Digital Extremes.
Here's the lowdown for The Darkness II:
"It’s been two years since Jackie Estacado, now the Don of the Estacado crime family, used Darkness to kill the men responsible for his girlfriend’s murder. Jackie continues to have haunting visions of his beloved Jenny since her death. He’s tried to cope by bottling up his supernatural power, and now 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 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 Darkness itself."
The Darkness II releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC October 4th.