2K Games has today announced that their upcoming title The Darkness II will feature a co-op mode called ‘Vendettas’.
Set parallel to the single player story, according to the official press release, Vendettas is set to be a fast-paced, violent co-op experience. Supporting up to four players, the mode will be based around four characters, each with their own unique scenarios and combat styles.
Vendettas will branch off into unique, parallel missions which connect to the core single player storyline. The Darkness II will also feature a new ‘Hit List’ mode, that will allow you to repeat your favourite campaign moments and cause destruction in new scenarios.
Official descriptions of each character included in the Vendettas mode can be seen below:
- Inugami: Wielding the mythical Kusanagi samurai sword rumored to have killed ten thousand innocents, Inugami is a dark and mentally unstable character with revenge-driven motives against The Brotherhood and their allies for the slaughter of his entire family. He can also use a swarm of miniature demons to attack and immobilize his enemies.
- Shoshanna: Shoshanna is an ultra-efficient agent for Mossad, the Israeli Intelligence Agency, who was sent to New York to combat a spike in Brotherhood activity. Her obedience and devotion to her superiors makes her a perfect operative, and she harbors a passion for hunting and destroying evil in the world as part of her legacy. Shoshanna wields the Arm of the Night, a powerful weapon fueled with Dark essence and the power to fire multiple rounds of gunfire at one time.
- Jimmy Wilson: A product of inner-city Glasgow, Scotland, and a notorious alcoholic, Jimmy believes The Brotherhood is simply another form of the Hated English that persecuted his family in the past, and he travels to New York to torment them to the fullest extent. He wields the Dark Axe, and has the ability to summon Darklings that he commonly refers to as “Little Jimmys”.
- J.P. DuMond: A former doctor from New Orleans, DuMond is burdened with guilt for using a form of Louisiana Voodoo to heal his patients. The use of dark magic drew the attention of The Brotherhood, an organization which J.P. is now forced to combat in order to halt their pursuit of evil relics. J.P. wields the Midnight Stick and can pull enemies into an anatomy-crushing vortex when he tosses his Box of Tricks – a black metal box filled with dark power – into an open area.
This sounds like a rather epic co-op experience, and we can’t wait to hear more about it. What do you guys think? We would love to hear your thoughts via the comments section below.
The Darkness II is set to be released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on February 7, 2012 in North America and February 10, 2012 in Europe.