The Darkness 2
Digital Extremes' Sheldon Carter Talks All Things The Darkness II
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You'd have thought after all The Darkness II coverage we've brought you recently - you know, with the hands-off first impressions from GDC and the hands-on preview from PAX East - that we'd probably be sick of the sight of it by now. Wrong. I mean, where would a couple of previews be without an interview? Nowhere, that's where...

We caught up with Digital Extremes' Sheldon Carter recently, Project Manager on the Darkness II, to delve deeper into the fall 2011 game. We ask Carter how the two games will differ from one another, what they tried to bring forward from the original, what we can expect as their main focus and goals with the sequel and we even try to coerce him into telling us about the multiplayer - i.e. did they cut the piece of crap yet?  And by coerce, we obviously mean, politely ask... Spoiler: He was more tight lipped than your everyday politician on that subject.

Speaking of spoilers... if you've not played the original, don't watch this here interview. In fact, if you've not played it, why the hell not? Go play it now and come back... It's okay, we can wait for you...

The rest of you... tuck in while it's hot!


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Comment #1 by Infomouse
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 @ 07:20:22 PM
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I personally do not like the new art style one bit. It was fine for Borderlands, and I didn't play Splatterhouse, but I don't like the idea of them changing the art style to a sequel.

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Comment #2 by Nevander
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 @ 07:27:58 PM
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I with you #1. The first game had great graphics at the time, and they still don't look half bad. Changing the art style to me, like you said, is a bit unnecessary. But who knows, maybe it will turn out to be rather nice. I just hope the multiplayer ends up being better than the first game, and please, I beg you, no The Don achievement!

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Comment #3 by The Game 2k12
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 @ 07:29:07 PM
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cant wait but with the new graphic style i'll save final judgement for the finished product.

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Comment #4 by SGT H0US3
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 @ 09:40:56 PM
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I think there going to ruin this game I really hope they don't because I loved the first one
I also don't like the art style they've gone for it reminds me of xiii.

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Comment #5 by BackerMan
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 @ 10:22:47 PM
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witchblade should make a cameo apperance in darkness II.

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Comment #6 by Steakslave
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 @ 10:58:37 PM
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I'm so glad they're making this game. Just hope that any MP they put in there isn't a grind like the first one.

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Comment #7 by UNDEADHAMMER
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 02:14:01 AM
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@#5 Angelus would be better since Jackie and Angelus conceive Witchblade.

OT: I think the game is gonna be great, 1st one was and I also think it is in good hands with DE, DarkSector was a pretty cool game in its own right.

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Comment #8 by Wade Wilson 83
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 04:45:41 AM
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Please bring back Kirk Acevedo as Jackie

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Comment #9 by TheTwoTonHammer
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 07:20:59 AM
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I personally cannot wait. Especially to hear Mike Patton's gravely Darkness voice.

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Comment #10 by Flibbity Floid
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 07:34:38 AM
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I'm 50/50 on the cel-shaded style as well. It worked out surprisingly well for Zelda: Wind Waker, a drastically underrated title and I accepted it in Prince of Persia reboot...but still felt the old style would've sufficed just fine. I barely paid attention to it in Borderlands b/c it was easy to just get lost in that game with the co-op instead of scrutinizing the "cartoony" look. The game had cartoon written all over it by the display and story. I only just recently played the Darkness and liked the powers but just the progression didn't sit well with me. We'll see on further gameplay trailers if I'll give it a go.

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Comment #11 by ViNyLek
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 11:28:11 AM
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This just confirms my fears that it will be actual setp back from original. While it's MP sucked (and we might as well get another sucky MP here), single player was done to perfection, so I really could not complain about something I did not have to play. The style and whole skill point based system is not terrible, but definitely takes away from what first Darkness was.

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Comment #12 by Septic
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 03:28:21 AM
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First game was very good. I really got into it. I can't wait to rip peoples hearts out again. Muhahaha

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Comment #13 by brokenaesthetic
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 09:09:31 AM
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the first darkness graphics were awesome for the time, and although I think they should maybe have stuck with that style, I do think it looks really nice. and in all fairness the cel shading isn't like too over the top. I'm looking forward to this, regardless of graphics because its the game itself I'm interested in.

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Comment #14 by Nuffzx
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 09:17:32 AM
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I loved the 1st one! Can 't wait for this!!!! Might get it at launch if I clear out my game pile :P

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Comment #15 by dwmacfar2
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 05:12:42 PM
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WHAT, JENNY DIES?!...Okay, anybody watching this probably has played the first.

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Comment #16 by ArmedRock
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 04:09:41 AM
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This game looks awesome!

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