December 5, 2011
We're really excited to announce Vendettas, a co-op multiplayer mode for The Darkness II that can be played with up to four people! The story of Vendettas runs parallel to the events of the single-player campaign, and features a cast of characters with unique abilities and histories tied to the Darkness. Read about them below, and tell us which one is your favorite over at our Facebook page!
Inugami is a shadowy, mentally unstable assassin who wields a legendary cursed sword called Kusanagi. As a child, Inugami was forced to witness the slaughter of his entire family by members of The Brotherhood who wanted to seize this weapon, and he is now driven entirely by a thirst for revenge due to these events.
Kusanagi's curse slowly drains away the life essence of the sword's bearer if it goes too long without claiming a victim. Centuries ago, the sword was used in dark rituals that resulted in the sacrifice of ten thousand innocents, and legend says that its curse will be lifted if it claims an equal number of wicked souls.
Inugami possesses the power of Swarm. His Swarm power resembles an attack of miniature Yokai demons of all kinds.
Shoshanna is a highly trained agent working for the Mossad who kills efficiently and does not question the orders she is given. Her weapon of choice is the Arm of the Night, a firearm fused with Dark Essence that has been in her family for over 75 years.
She possesses the power of Gun Channeling. Interestingly, the Darkness has become entranced with technology — it knows that the newest weapons are capable of more efficient death and destruction.
Jimmy Wilson hails from Glasgow's inner city in Scotland, and revels in football, alcohol, and pissing off the English. This latter interest motivates Jimmy to pursue and fight The Brotherhood, who he believes are simply the English in another form due to their ancient ties to the dreaded King Edward 'Longshanks'.
Jimmy has the power to summon multiple Darklings. Jimmy thinks of them as alcohol-induced fairies of some kind, and he calls them "Little Jimmys."
Once a respectable doctor, JP DuMond provided medical care to the needy in the poorest areas of New Orleans. However, limited resources and supplies compelled him turn to a form of Louisiana Voodoo to treat his patients. He found a way to draw out and trap the bad essence of an illness within dolls. However, this magic proved dangerous and started to adversely affect him, forcing him to keep the dolls in a special protective box which he named his Box of Tricks.
DuMond wields the power of Black Hole. This occurs when he tosses the Box of Tricks into an open area. The box will open, and dark magic spews forth, creating a vortex that attacks nearby enemies. It is a very nasty and bloody sight to behold. He also wields the Midnight Stick, which can be used to launch enemies into the air, where they can be easily picked off with firearms or other attacks.