The Darkness News

Starbreeze signs Unreal Engine 3 deal

Will Syndicate reboot use Epic's tech?

Starbreeze, maker of The Chronicles of Riddick and The Darkness - and the developer rumoured to be behind EA's unconfirmed Syndicate revival, has signed a long-term licensing deal to use Gears of War engine Unreal Engine 3.

2K Games announces The Darkness II

2K Games announces The Darkness II

Made by Dark Sector dev Digital Extremes.

2K Games has announced sequel The Darkness II for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

The game arrives this autumn.

The sequel will not be made by The Darkness developer Starbreeze. Instead, Digital Extremes, developer of Dark Sector, will do the honours.

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ZeniMax buys MachineGames

Starbreeze alumni using id Tech 5.

ZeniMax Media - the company that owns Bethesda, id, Arkane and Tango - has bought another studio: MachineGames.

The Darkness 2 still on the cards

Legal wranglings standing in the way.

A sequel to the The Darkness is still being planned, comic book publisher Top Cow has revealed, but legal issues are currently impeding progress.

Top Cow announces The Darkness 2

Top Cow announces The Darkness 2

But Starbreeze not behind the wheel.

Comic maker Top Cow has announced that a sequel to The Darkness is in development.

The news spilled from a panel at Comic-Con, according to Newsrama, where The Darkness comic author Paul Jenkins was named as game writer.

But developer Starbreeze will not return to make the sequel, according to studio boss Johan Kristiansson. He told vg247 that Starbreeze is "not involved in anything like that right now", but is "busy" working on two unannounced projects for EA.

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Top Cow spills on Darkness sequel

Top Cow spills on Darkness sequel

Comic creator less than subtle.

Comic creator Top Cow has all but confirmed a sequel to The Darkness.

Speaking at the recent Comic Con event in New York, the picture-book maker made rather blatant suggestions that a follow-up game was on its way.

"We can't say 'Darkness' and 'videogame sequel' in the same sentence. So: 'Darkness.' Wink. 'Sequel,'" said a Top Cow panel (watched by TheQuarterBin).

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The Darkness X360 demo

Pitch your tentacles.

An Xbox 360 demo of Starbreeze's excellent The Darkness is now on offer through Marketplace, having appeared and then disappeared for some reason late last week.

Darkness demo on PS3 Store

US gets Castlevania COTN.

Sony's PlayStation Network shop has been updated with a playable demo of The Darkness in the UK, while the US store welcomes the addition of a PS3/PSP-compatible Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

The Darkness PS3 delayed

Xbox 360 still on track.

2K Games has confirmed to Eurogamer that the PlayStation 3 version of The Darkness has been delayed until July in Europe.

The Darkness dated

For Europe in June.

2K Games has confirmed to Eurogamer this morning that The Darkness will launch across Europe on 29th June.

2K to publish The Darkness

It's due out this winter.

The future didn't look too bright for comic book tie-in The Darkness earlier this year, after troubled publisher Majesco finally fell over - but now things are looking up.

Starbreeze next-gen video

Spotlight on The Darkness.

Chronicles of Riddick developer Starbreeze has released a teaser trailer for its PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 project The Darkness, based on the Top Cow comic of the same name, which was on display at E3 last week.