The Darkness II encroaches Oct. 4

2K Games nails down North American date for Digital Extremes' follow-up to 2007 first-person shooter; international launch set for October 7.

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2K Games today detailed its plans to spread Darkness throughout the world. The publisher confirmed that The Darkness II, the sequel to 2007's well-reviewed supernatural first-person shooter, is set to arrive in North American stores October 4, with an international launch October 7.

The Little Italian Anti-Defamation League would not approve.
The Little Italian Anti-Defamation League would not approve.

The Darkness II will pick up several years after the events of the original, with players once again taking 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, a perfect situation for the Darkness to reemerge.

While the original Darkness game was made by Starbreeze Studios (The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay), development for the second installment has been entrusted to Digital Extremes. The Canadian studio is perhaps best known for 2008's third-person action game Dark Sector, but it has more recently been working on the PC port of THQ's Homefront, as well as the multiplayer mode of 2K Marin's BioShock 2.

For more on The Darkness II, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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