The Darkness II
Jackie Brings His Buddies For Darkness II's Co-Op Mode
Platform PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC
Publisher 2K Games
Developer Digital Extremes
Jackie Estacato is never really alone, ever since the Darkness jumped into his soul on Estacato's 21st birthday. Even so, he can always use some additional help in his latest campaign against the Brotherhood. That's where the co-op Vendettas mode comes in. It's a team-based experience that shows what's happening in the world as Jackie is off doing his own thing.
The trailer shows off the mode's four playable characters and sets up its overall atmosphere. It's not for the squeamish, either, and not because of the blood. If you are at all sensitive to lame stereotypes, this video (and the official character descriptions below it) could very well be franchise kryptonite.
- Inugami: Wielding the mythical Kusanagi samurai sword rumored to have killed 10,000 innocents, Inugami is a dark and mentally unstable character with revenge-driven motives against The Brotherhood and their allies for the slaughter of his entire family. He can also use a swarm of miniature demons to attack and immobilize his enemies.
- Shoshanna: Shoshanna is an ultra-efficient agent for Mossad, the Israeli Intelligence Agency, who was sent to New York to combat a spike in Brotherhood activity. Her obedience and devotion to her superiors makes her a perfect operative, and she harbors a passion for hunting and destroying evil in the world as part of her legacy. Shoshanna wields the Arm of the Night, a powerful weapon fueled with Dark essence and the power to fire multiple rounds of gunfire at one time.
- Jimmy Wilson: A product of inner-city Glasgow, Scotland, and a notorious alcoholic, Jimmy believes The Brotherhood is simply another form of the hated English that persecuted his family in the past, and he travels to New York to torment them to the fullest extent. He wields the Dark Axe, and has the ability to summon Darklings that he commonly refers to as “Little Jimmys.”
- J.P. DuMond: A former doctor from New Orleans, DuMond is burdened with guilt for using a form of Louisiana Voodoo to heal his patients. The use of dark magic drew the attention of The Brotherhood, an organization which J.P. is now forced to combat in order to halt their pursuit of evil relics. J.P. wields the Midnight Stick and can pull enemies into an anatomy-crushing vortex when he tosses his Box of Tricks – a black metal box filled with dark power – into an open area.