The Darkness II announced

2K Games has shined the spotlight on The Darkness II, confirming the sequel’s due out on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 in fall 2011.

Development duties have passed from Starbreeze over to Digital Extremes, the same studio responsible for Dark Sector.

As expected, the long-rumored follow-up reunites players with original protagonist Jackie Estacado, who has now assumed full control of The Mob. Unfortunately for Estacado, a full-scale gangster war erupts, bringing our hero’s Darkness powers to the surface once more.

Marc Silvestri, co-creator of The Darkness comic and owner of Top Cow Productions, commented: "Sometimes that whooshing sound you hear is that of comic fans holding their collective breath. So often disappointed when a favourite character gives birth to a lame movie or videogame, us fans have come to expect the worst. And sometimes we get it."

"But not with The Darkness II.”

"Yeah, call me biased, but this second instalment of Jackie Estacado’s epic saga is – in my humble opinion – one of the most brutally cool games I’ve ever played. 2K Games hammered this one out of the park."

Stay tuned for more on The Darkness II as it breaks.