2K today announced its TopCow comic book-based [i]The Darkness[/i] video game and its developer, Starbreeze Studios, will be previewing the title at Comic-Con International: San Diego. From July 20th – 23rd, [i]The Darkness[/i] preview will be occurring every half hour at Platinum's booth. Slated for release on the Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2007, [i]The Darkness[/i] video game is based on TopCow's cult comic hit of the same name that was written by famed comic-book author, Paul Jenkins, and co-created by famed comic-book artist, Marc Silvestri. The story for [i]The Darkness[/i] video game was also written in collaboration with Paul Jenkins.
[i]The Darkness[/i] is a gritty, first-person, action-adventure game with a horror twist. On mafia hitman Jackie Estacado's 21st birthday, the awesome and terrible powers of the Darkness awaken within him allowing Jackie to wreak havoc on his enemies. In the game, players experience extremely intense and immersive cinematic action. Players will have an array of dark and other-worldly powers available, including cannibalizing the corpses of slain victims and transforming them into Darklings – impish demonites that commit unspeakable acts.
[i]Tthe Darkness[/i] is slated for a 2/1/07 release date for the Xbox 360 and PS3.