When it all went wrong for Majesco last year, before they cancelled Demonik, they sold off the video game rights to The Darkness, which was based on the comic book series of the same name. As you’ll maybe remember, it was being developed by Starbreeze Entertainment, who had seemingly come out of nowhere with the brilliant Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butchers Bay.
At the time Starbreeze was reportedly optimistic about the move as they were going to follow the rights but couldn’t talk about who had bought the rights. Finally it’s been unveiled on Yahoo! of all places...
2K Games, one of Take Two’s labels, is going to be publishing the game on next generation consoles, and it’s currently penciled in for the end of the year. Hopefully, now that it’s been publicly announced, more details will follow, bringing screen shots and videos in their wake.
Here’s what the press release has to say:
"In the game players assume the role of mafia hitman Jackie Estacado. On the night of his 21st birthday, Jackie is possessed by "The Darkness," an ancient demonic entity that gives Jackie spectacular powers. The story, written by Eisner Award winner Paul Jenkins, follows Jackie and his fight with the fictional Francetti mafia. As the story unfolds, the player will learn to utilize traditional weapons and the extraordinary powers of The Darkness."
Be sure to hit Top Cow Productions' official site site here for a look at the video game trailer. We'll have more on The Darkness as it comes to light, so stick around...