Posted by: Daniel O'Brien | August 21, 2006

New batch of HD pics: ‘The Darkness’

The Darkness – a new game which is in development by the team which brought original xbox owners ‘The Chronicles of Riddick’, Starbreeze – is certainly looking the part right now. At the bottom of the post is the rest of the newly released pictures. The Darkness is a ”Horror Themed FPS” and certainly looks to have a gritty feel to it. If the gameplay looks anything like what is shown in the pics, it certainly looks as if it’ll be a very cool game to play, i mean, come on, being able to shove a handgun into some crooks mouth and threatening him (read: blowing-his-head-off) certainly gets the thumbs up in my books. I highly doubt that Jack Thompson would be impressed by that though – won’t someone please think of the kids?
IGN says the following about the game:

“On the eve of his 21st birthday, fearless mafia hitman Jackie Estacado is suddenly possessed by the terrifying and spectacular powers of The Darkness. Though his supernatural entity lets him wreak terrible havoc on his enemies, the Darkness also has a strong will of its own and now Jackie must learn how to control it. Gameplay features include a seamless and unique blend of modern crime drama and supernatural horror with both first and third person non-linear progression, as well as highly destructible environments that enable players to stalk the gritty New York slums, harbors, subway tunnels and rooftops, then defeat the terrifying creatures of The Otherworld-a parallel reality where the Darkness dwells.”

Well, that certainly sounds like a brilliant concept for a game, here’s hoping the gameplay will be as tight as, ooh, lets say…the halo’s, the f.e.a.r.’s of the FPS genre, and that Starbreeze will produce a worthy successor to Chronicles of Riddick. As promised, here are the pictures to whet your appetite for this game when it hits next spring.
Note – click for larger image.

Credit for these fantastic pics goes to xboxygen.


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