2K Games has announced that Xbox LIVE Gold Members can now download the playable demo ofThe DarknessII, with the rest of Xbox gamers, PS3 and PC users getting their mitts on the demo on January 24 (most international markets on the 25th).

Inspired by the supernatural horror comic book series created by Top Cow Productions, Inc., and developed by Digital Extremes,The Darkness IItells the next chapter in the story of Jackie Estacado, head of a New York crime family and wielder of the ancient force of chaos known as the Darkness. The demo ofThe Darkness IIplaces gamers into the role of Jackie as he battles his way through hordes of enemies hell-bent on claiming the power of the Darkness for themselves. With this demo, gamers will get a taste of the violent power of the demonic abilities at Jackie’s disposal as he faces off against the ancient Brotherhood in the single-player campaign.

The Darkness IIis the sequel to the hit 2007 title,The Darkness, and brings a unique new combat mechanic throughQuad-Wielding™, which allows players to slash, grab and throw objects and enemies with two Demon Arms while simultaneously firing two weapons. The game is layered with thematic elements of dark versus light, steeped in deep and twisted storytelling, and drenched in stylistic violence which is brought to life through the hand-painted graphic noir art style, true to its comic book origins.

The Darkness IIwill be available in North America on February 7, and internationally on February 10.

Anthony Barker

Anthony is the designer, developer and owner of Console Monster. In his spare time, Anthony is a keen gamer who enjoys playing mostly First-Person Shooters and Racing games. When he is not developing games or tweaking this site, Anthony likes to be on the slopes snowboarding or hurtling down off-road tracks on his mountain bike.

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