Shippin' Out Feb. 5-11: Darkness II, Kingdoms of Amalur

Take-Two and 38 Studios head to market alongside Capcom's 3DS Resident Evil: Revelations and online shooter Gotham City Impostors.

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For being the second week of February, the game industry has a surprising number of desirable releases on tap. These range from a sequel to 2007's acclaimed The Darkness, to the maiden effort from Curt Schilling's 38 Studios, to a 3DS Resident Evil and a downloadable Batman game from the creators of F.E.A.R.

Mike Patton remains the voice of Jackie Estacado.

First, to The Darkness. Digital Extremes takes over from Starbreeze Studios, and The Darkness II picks up several years after the events of the original. Players once again take the role of Jackie Estacado, now the don of the Franchetti clan. While he has controlled the chaotic powers inside him since the events of the first game, a reasonless attempt on his life kick-starts a full-on mob war in New York, a perfect situation for the Darkness to reemerge.

Co-published by EA and 38 Studios, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning began life under the auspices of THQ at Big Huge Studios. The fantasy-themed role-playing game will feature a number of genre staples, from skeleton warriors and cave trolls to swords and sorcery. Players will be able to dictate the progression of their protagonists, choosing and developing a variety of skills that will determine an optimum play style as well as character classes.

Already deemed a critical success, Resident Evil: Revelations follows Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine in an episodic story-driven adventure set between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5. The agents are once again on a mission to discover the truth behind a zombie outbreak, with this one stemming from the T-Abyss virus.

Building on the success of Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham City, Monolith Productions' Gotham City Impostors is a farcical team-based first-person shooter. The multiplayer-only downloadable title lets players create heroes and antiheroes based on DC Comics' roster and then duke it out with custom-built and/or off-kilter weaponry.

For further details, visit GameSpot's New Releases page. The full list of downloadable games on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Marketplace, and Wii Shop Channel will be revealed later this week. Release dates are based on retailer listings and are subject to change.

Tuesday, February 7
The Darkness II--X360, PS3, PC--EA
Fallout: New Vegas - Ultimate Edition--X360, PS3, PC--Bethesda Softworks
Forza Motorsport 4: February American Le Mans Series Pack--X360--Microsoft
Gotham City Impostors--X360, PS3, PC--WBIE
The House of the Dead III--PS3--Sega
Jak and Daxter Collection--PS3--Sony
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning--X360, PS3, PC--EA
Resident Evil: Revelations--3DS--Capcom
Shank 2--X360, PS3, PC--EA

Wednesday, February 8
Jewel Link Chronicles: Mountains of Madness--DS--Maximum Family Games
Smash 'N' Survive--PSN--Version2Games Limited

Friday, February 10
Pearl Pink 3DS

Discussion

24 comments
Omega_Zero69
Omega_Zero69

I will be getting resident evil revelations

thegamegod
thegamegod

will the complete edition of F:NV actually work?or just be a bug fest?it was the reason i got rid of the stand alone game for my ps3 in the 1st place,it was unplayable. As for kingdoms,i can't wait,haven't been this hyped for a game in a while.

daub11
daub11

k.o.a:reckoning looks like one of the sweetest games that i have ever seen,just because of how they made it to be having the sickest graphics ever. they also made the game play look pretty tight.

legend157
legend157

I am most excited for Gotham City Imposters. I love batman and the beta was awesome!

RockToTheLed
RockToTheLed

Kingdoms, Darkness 2, and Resident Evil?! My social life and school work are going to take a serious blow this week.

pszone
pszone

Well im getting Fallout: New Vegas - Ultimate because i waited 3 whole years for it. For Jak And Daxter HD Collection well not out in uk end of the month so i. Would like say to pp go and buy Jak And Daxter HD Collection worth tje money and great games and story trust me.

bmorgan303
bmorgan303

Did anyone play the KoA demo on STEAM? It's why I won't be buying it tomorrow.

vader501st
vader501st

RE: R for me. Can't wait for it!

metalkid9
metalkid9

I'll be renting the darkness 2 tomorrow

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

Kingdoms is going to be mine tomorrow can't wait it going to be epic and if I can afford MSP's to get Gotham City Impostor's.

Xenrathe
Xenrathe

Did anybody else laugh at the "already deemed a critical success" before Resident Evil? Toot your own horn much? I'm sure it's a good game... but an 8.5 from ONE review site does not make it a critical success.

Ringx55
Ringx55

KoA:R is going to be epic!

Pen_Dragon
Pen_Dragon

The Darkness II for sure, and Reckoning probably eventually.

ash162
ash162

Fallout nv: ultimate edition! Hope they sorted out all the bugs..

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Shank 2 is the only thing I am interested in. After the demo, though, I might not be interested in any games.

megadeth1117
megadeth1117

Buying Reckoning, will rent The Darkness II

pokecharm
pokecharm

can't wait to get my copy of RE tomorrow! It's been too long since I've played it!

Iridescent406
Iridescent406

I'm really looking forward to Kingdoms of Amalur, it's looking like a pretty special game.

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

Based on the demos I played: Kingdoms of Amalur = **BUY** -- Skyrim+Fable3+Darksiders, ... Darkness 2 = Too much useless "glowing interface junk" onscreen to enjoy as much as the first one (which relied heavily on immersion), ... Gotham City Impostors = If it's a $15 downloadable, then I'll buy it. It's fun, fast, Unreal Tournament-meets-class-based-shooter gameplay.