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You Won't Be Playing The Darkness II This Year, Either

2K Games pushes the comic sequel from October to February.

Can't really argue with quad wielding, you know?

It's bad news day, apparently.

Following Capcom's cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3 and Sega's decision to push back both Crush 3D and Shinobi for 3Ds, 2K Games announced today The Darkness II will now arrive on February 7, 2012.

That's my birthday, by the way.

The Darkness II had been set to arrive on October 4--no more. 2K Games didn't provide a reason for the delay in the press release, preferring to point people towards the game's Comic-Con presence.

The sequel's in development at Digital Extremes, also developing the video game spin-off of J.J. Abrams' Star Trek. The studio's last major release was Dark Sector, and originally made a name for itself working alongside Epic Games on the Unreal Tournament franchise.

If you happen to be at Comic-Con, though, there will be playable kiosks of The Darkness II.

The rest of us will have to wait.

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Posted by patrickklepek
Can't really argue with quad wielding, you know?

It's bad news day, apparently.

Following Capcom's cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3 and Sega's decision to push back both Crush 3D and Shinobi for 3Ds, 2K Games announced today The Darkness II will now arrive on February 7, 2012.

That's my birthday, by the way.

The Darkness II had been set to arrive on October 4--no more. 2K Games didn't provide a reason for the delay in the press release, preferring to point people towards the game's Comic-Con presence.

The sequel's in development at Digital Extremes, also developing the video game spin-off of J.J. Abrams' Star Trek. The studio's last major release was Dark Sector, and originally made a name for itself working alongside Epic Games on the Unreal Tournament franchise.

If you happen to be at Comic-Con, though, there will be playable kiosks of The Darkness II.

The rest of us will have to wait.

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Edited by activatetheasset

A shame, I'm looking forward to this one.

Posted by Johnnyredwine

Hmm

Posted by cstrang

FUCK! I had this preordered, too.

Posted by The_Laughing_Man

Dont care. This game looks like shit now. They made nolan north as Jackies voice. Its taken a huge turn into what looks like the generi FPS game. 

Posted by familyphotoshoot

The only good things about the first game were Kirk Acevedo and Mike Patton. At least they got Patton again.

Posted by RampageAssassin

It looked really good but late 2011 is packed with goodness so it doesn't really matter.

Posted by JeanLuc

I always see a delay as a good thing. More time to work on it makes the final product that much better.

Posted by valrog

For some reason I read that as Darksiders II. Confusion ensued.

Posted by AngelN7

With Mass Effect 3 in January, Final Fantasy XIII-2 in early 2012, Bioshock Infinite and now this for february   2012 is looking like a Deja-vu of 2010 as far as releases go , wich is totally fine by me 2010 had amazing game releases,  I have no problem with these delays 

Posted by MariachiMacabre

@valrog said:

For some reason I read that as Darksiders II. Confusion ensued.

I ALWAYS manage to confuse the two when skimming through the news.

Posted by Toxin066

Patrick's birthday, save the date.

Posted by Gabriel

@The_Laughing_Man said:

Dont care. This game looks like shit now. They made nolan north as Jackies voice. Its taken a huge turn into what looks like the generi FPS game.

Yeah Jackie's voice really grew on me, bummed the voice actor didn't come back.

Posted by ThePhantomnaut

WELL HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAWG.

Posted by Tru3_Blu3

Get the original voice actor back, and GET RID OF THAT STUPID XP GAIN FOR EACH FUCKING KILL FUCK.

Posted by Raikoh

Nooo :(

Posted by buzz_killington

Take-Two is really weird with spreading their games out in different quarters, I bet it has something to do with that. If I remember correctly, they did the exact same shit with Bioshock 2. I mean exactly the same. They delayed it from early October to February.

Posted by FuzzYLemoN

Well, as much as I love The Darkness, this is probably for the best. Twisted Metal & Dark Souls come out on October 4th too, and that's already too much for one day. No October 4th should have all this power.

Posted by Sharpshooter

What?!?! Oh damn the logic of it all.

Posted by The_Nubster
@The_Laughing_Man said:
Dont care. This game looks like shit now. They made nolan north as Jackies voice. Its taken a huge turn into what looks like the generi FPS game. 
Yeah, the market for games that feature a demon that eats hearts and quad-wields for you is getting pretty saturated. I guess they'd better try harder to innovate next time. Gosh, enemies that utilize light as an effective weapon against you? I haven't seen that one a million times! And a mafia-man protagonist? It's basically the new army, half the games in my library have that!
Posted by Getz

can't wait for your birthday Klepek; I'ma shit in a box and send it to ya.

Posted by DaBuddaDa

Rename it to "Send 2 Die"

Posted by Little_Socrates

Hey, more time before I have to play the original Darkness, I'm not gonna complain.

Posted by The_Laughing_Man
@The_Nubster said:
@The_Laughing_Man said:
Dont care. This game looks like shit now. They made nolan north as Jackies voice. Its taken a huge turn into what looks like the generi FPS game. 
Yeah, the market for games that feature a demon that eats hearts and quad-wields for you is getting pretty saturated. I guess they'd better try harder to innovate next time. Gosh, enemies that utilize light as an effective weapon against you? I haven't seen that one a million times! And a mafia-man protagonist? It's basically the new army, half the games in my library have that!
From the gameplay I saw they are focusing much more on weapons. In the first game weapons often just ran out of ammo and you had to use your powers. 
Posted by Andryan

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@The_Nubster said:
@The_Laughing_Man said:
Dont care. This game looks like shit now. They made nolan north as Jackies voice. Its taken a huge turn into what looks like the generi FPS game.
Yeah, the market for games that feature a demon that eats hearts and quad-wields for you is getting pretty saturated. I guess they'd better try harder to innovate next time. Gosh, enemies that utilize light as an effective weapon against you? I haven't seen that one a million times! And a mafia-man protagonist? It's basically the new army, half the games in my library have that!
From the gameplay I saw they are focusing much more on weapons. In the first game weapons often just ran out of ammo and you had to use your powers.

As long as can watch an entire movie IN GAME they can do whatever the hell they want with the rest of it.

Posted by The_Laughing_Man
@Andryan said:

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@The_Nubster said:
@The_Laughing_Man said:
Dont care. This game looks like shit now. They made nolan north as Jackies voice. Its taken a huge turn into what looks like the generi FPS game.
Yeah, the market for games that feature a demon that eats hearts and quad-wields for you is getting pretty saturated. I guess they'd better try harder to innovate next time. Gosh, enemies that utilize light as an effective weapon against you? I haven't seen that one a million times! And a mafia-man protagonist? It's basically the new army, half the games in my library have that!
From the gameplay I saw they are focusing much more on weapons. In the first game weapons often just ran out of ammo and you had to use your powers.

As long as can watch an entire movie IN GAME they can do whatever the hell they want with the rest of it.

In the darkness my fav thing was when you talked on the phone your hair spazzed for no reason. 
Posted by Xpgamer7

Everything is going wrong today.

Posted by ghostchant

My birthday is in Feb so now I'll have a gift

Posted by bybeach

Agree with Little_Socrates, I've been meaning to play the origonal. Great game.

Posted by zeppelinracer

If this four month's isn't used to get the old, good voice actor back...fuck 2K's couch.

Posted by blackblade500
@valrog said:
For some reason I read that as Darksiders II. Confusion ensued.
I did too, I was reading the comments, and was like why are they talking about The Darkness.
 
This just gives me more time too pick up The Darkness and play it
Posted by Ghost_of_Perdition

One less game to buy during October, and more time to play Rage.

Posted by Cybexx

I think this is about the same time of the year that most games that were slated for Fall tend to announce their delays. Because unless you want to be like Valve with Half-life 2 or Obsidian with Alpha Protocol and go completely silent till after your release date you kind of want to announce it at least a few months before your original release date, otherwise the later you choose to make that announcement the greater the risk of pissing off your retail partners and your fans. I mean even the project I'm working on just delayed our closed beta date last week, though our delay is only a matter of weeks.

Posted by Colt

This is the best news, my wallet was gonna be hurting.

Posted by TearsInRain

I read the comics for a short time.  The first game was pretty fun but I don't know if it was good enough to get me interested in this one.

Posted by popmasterruler

Good,hopefully this will give them time to get Kirk Acevedo back in the role as Jackie,bring the gameplay back to a slower more methodical pace(The demo they showed was way too frenetic and chaotic) and consider making the artstyle more in line with the last game.

Posted by big_jon

Hope it is good.

Posted by Cold_Wolven

As sucky as it is that the game is being delayed till next year it's probably all for the best as the last 3 months of this year are too cramped and there needs to be more games to look forward to for early next year. At least Rage is coming out to fill the void till Battlefield 3 is released.

Posted by vinsanityv22

Wouldn't Digital Extremes' last major release be the multiplayer component to Bioshock? I'm just saying. It's not like they haven't done anything since Dark Sector. It's just been a lot of PC port work and outsourcing on games like Bioshock 2. 
 
At any rate, this kinda blows. I can think of very few games that are as perfect for the Halloween season as Darkness II. Oh well. It'll probably be fine. But man it sucks to miss that Halloween season...

Posted by MjHealy

It was going to be released on October 4th? Patrick, that's my birthday.

Posted by buft

well at least its not cancelled, right?

Posted by Kasswara

.....
 
....  Fuck the Police.

Posted by sirdesmond

Patrick, my birthday is also February 7th! Truly, we are the coolest of dudes.

Posted by Colonel_Fury

This game is being developed in my city. Hopefully it's good.

Posted by rmanthorp

I'm okay with it... to many good games!

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Posted by White

Quick Look into the Darkness 2, followed by another Quick Look into Patrick's birthday.
 
Or an Endurance Run. Yeah.

Posted by Chronorayven

Well I guess this will give me time to actually go through and finish The Darkness then.

Edited by MeatSim

The other FPS's are gonna want to get out of the way of Battlefield 3 and MW3 this fall.