The Darkness II gets co-op mode

The Darkness was a dark and brutal first person shooter based on the Top Cow comic of the same name where players stepped into the boots of Jackie Estacado, a wise guy who inherits supernatural powers on his 21st birthday. The game was a tad rough around the edges, but it was a highly satisfying romp through Top Cow’s twisted universe.

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With The Darkness II, the reigns of development have passed over to Digital Extremes (Dark Sector), who’ve decided to add a bit of co-operative fun into the mix. This co-op mode is called Vendettas and will allow four players, each with distinct abilities to tackle a bunch of standalone missions that are supposedly, drastically different from the campaign. According to Kotaku, you can play as one of four characters – Inugami (a Japanese fighter), Shoshanna, (a former member of the Israeli Intelligence Agency), Jimmy Wilson (a man with a hunger for alcohol) and Doctor J. P. DuMond (vodoo doctor extraordinaire).

I’m not sure how good or bad this mode will be, but you can rarely go wrong with co-op, so bring it on I say. The Darkness II releases for the Xbox360, PS3 and PC by the 10th of February, 2012.