The launch trailer for The Darkness II has arrived online from 2K Games. The game hits store selves on February 7 (Feb. 10 Internationally) for the usual box and stations as well as the PC. The video is pretty cool, the gun graphics are nice with those scrolled barrels, one would think that after spending all that time in closeups on the guns that maybe there would be a graphic of the guns being reloaded. Maybe the gun clips are really interdimensional black holes that hold unlimited ammo.
That’s just one of my video game pet peeves, if you shoot it . . . you gotta reload it.
The game is described as:
Based on the supernatural horror comic book series created by Top Cow Productions, Inc., The Darkness II delivers a brutal and personal narrative as gamers take control of Jackie Estacado, head of a New York crime family and wielder of an ancient and ruthless force of chaos and destruction known as the Darkness.The Darkness II is the sequel to the million unit-selling 2007 title, The Darkness, and brings a unique new combat mechanic through Quad-Wielding, which will allow 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 maintains the stylistic violence visualized through a hand-painted graphic noir technique, true to its comic book origins.
This ain’t no lie folks as finally, and I mean finally, Duke Nukem Forever will be on store shelves on May 3rd, 2011. After 14 long freakin’ years in developmental hell, game engine changes, publisher troubles, and god knows what else, we’ll be able to play as the bad ass once again in an all new game.
I don’t know about you but Duke Nukem 3D was my first FPS and I instantly got hooked to the gameplay and the awesome one liners from the man himself. Everything I’ve seen for Forever has got me excited like a little high school girl that is ready to blow Duke.
Are any of you guys excited to once again take control of Duke and beat down some three breasted monsters or you think Duke Nukem has lost his glory a long time ago and that the game will suck?
*Update: Posted below is a kick ass trailer for the game that get’s me more excited for the game.
Yes folks, if you still don’t believe it, Duke Nukem Forever will finally come out. After 13 years of developmental hell, publishing hell, and who knows what else was thrown in front of Duke, we will finally be able to see the ass kicking character on our 360, PS3, and PC. When you ask? Well it seems that retailers are “predicting” for a February 1st, 2011 release date for the game.
At the moment, Gearbox has commented that it is a placeholder and personally I hope it is because I want the game to come out in April. Why? It’s because it was April of 1997 when the game was first announced so why not make it a complete 14 years for the game to finally be released. Any of you readers excited for the game to finally come out or do you think the game will be crap and won’t play it at all? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment.
Holy balls of steel, we’re actually getting Duke Nukem Forever next year and this time, it’s for real. The big news at PAX yesterday was how 2K Games will now be publishing the game and that Gearbox Software (Borderlands, Brothers in Arms franchise) has been developing it since of 2009. Randy Pitchford, who is the president of Gearbox, has worked on Duke Nukem Forever before left 3D Realms to form Gearbox.
After over a decade, we’ll finally get to kick ass with Duke in Forever, and word is that the first thing you do in the game is to take a piss in a urinal, which you get to control. What a way to start by pissing all your frustration away. Is there any gamers out there who is happy to hear about the news that Forever will be coming out next year or do y’all think it’s way too late for Duke to make any sort of impact in this generation of video games.
Big Daddys. Boy did they freak me out when I played Bioshock for the first time… They were a pain to face. Once I defeated one however, it was awesome, as I jumped up and yelled out that I was the greatest video game player in the world (Yeah I know, its pathetic). Well, in your return to Rapture for Bioshock 2, 2K has you playing as a Big Daddy. NOW you get to face the faster, slender (and kinky) Big Sister, as well as a slew of other bizarre, big basterdly baddies. There is the Brute Splicer, which, I’m sure is the fat mindless mess your shocking in the commercials, who needs a shit ton of fire, ice, electricity and old fashioned lead to shred. From what I’ve read there is also more options to harvest your precious, Unobtainium-like Adam. Not only ripping open a cute little Zombie girl anymore but finding Adam slugs along the ocean floor, which is another place you get to traverse, while watching splicers being mutilated by other Big Daddys silently as you peep through windows. How do you get on the ocean floor? Oh. It’s when The Big Sister floods out your multi-leveled level by breakin’ the glass. Besides getting all that, the old token bad guy at the end of every level is a Big Sister, yes my friends…There isn’t just one.
So like heroin and chasing that dragon you never really catch, capture some Rapture. I’m ready for some deep sea diving.
The game will be available next week for the PC, Playstation 3, and -Box 360. After the jump, check out the trailer that 2K revealed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
(Thanks to Tom Landry for the find on the trailer)(more…)