A sequel to the The Darkness is still being planned, comic book publisher Top Cow has revealed, but legal issues are currently impeding progress.
It's been a while since a follow-up to the gloomy, atmospheric shooter was first hinted at, but Joystiq has managed to secure a status update.
Atom! Freeman (yes, that's his real name), Top Cow's sales and marketing director, said, "There are certain rights issues that we needed to clear up in order to move ahead with The Darkness 2. Those are getting cleared up. While there are no specific plans, it is definitely still on all of our minds."
"We loved the game. The fans loved the game. There's no reason to not do another one. Just making sure that all of our ducks are in a row so that we can begin that process."
In July 2009, original developer Starbreeze stated that it would not be involved with any sequel. There's no word yet on who might step into the breach.
The Darkness was released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2007. Eurogamer's Kristan Reed awarded it 8/10.