2K has unveiled information about the co-op mode that will be featured in their upcoming http://www.trueachievements.com/The-Darkness-II-xbox-360.htm
. The "Vendettas Campaign Mode", as it will be called, will allow players to partner up and play through a campaign that runs concurrently to the one which features series front-man, Jackie Estacado.
The Vendettas Campaign Mode will also feature a separate mode called "The Hit List". The Hit List will allow you to not only play missions from the Vendettas Campaign, but will also feature missions unique to it. As you progress through Vendettas, more Hit List missions will become available. While the majority of the missions are playable offline in single player, some will require two player co-op.
Here's a run-down of the characters you'll be able to play as in Vendettas Mode:
Inugami: A a dark and mentally unstable character with revenge-driven motives against The Brotherhood and their allies for the slaughter of his entire family in Japan. Darkness Weapon: Kusanagi sword Darkness Power: Swarm
Shoshanna: 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. Darkness Weapon: Arm of the Night Darkness Power: Gun channelling
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. Darkness Weapon: Dark Axe Darkness Power: Can Summon Darklings
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 Darkness Weapon: Midnight Stick Darkness Power: Black Hole
Of course, nothing helps drive home the news like visual aids, so 2K has posted a video and screens of the Vendettas Campaign Mode.
The Darkness II
will be available on February 7th, 2012 in North America and February 10th, 2012 for all other regions.