'Vendettas' Brings Four New Characters To The Table
The more we see of Jackie Estacado's return in The Darkness 2, the more we like it. Between the original visual presentation, the lauded 'quad-wielding' features and now the recently announced co-operative mode - Vendettas - this might just be the surprise hit of 2012. Running parallel to Jackie's story in the campaign, Vendettas adds four additional characters with unique abilities to the mix and tasks you with battling the mythic Brotherhood cult who want nothing more than to rip the Darkness from Jackie, regardless of the outcome.
So, once you've quite finished picking up your slavering jaws from the floor, we've a few choice details on what you can expect from the exciting-looking Vendettas mode. As detailed by our anxious, not-looking-so-well narrator in the video, you have four new characters to pick from, each boasting unique gifts and weapons. Here's a breakdown:
- Inugami: Wielding the mythical Kusanagi samurai sword rumored to have killed ten thousand innocents, Inugami is a dark and mentally unstable character with revenge-driven motives against The Brotherhood and their allies for the slaughter of his entire family. He can also use a swarm of miniature demons to attack and immobilize his enemies
- Shoshanna: Shoshanna is 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, and she harbors a passion for hunting and destroying evil in the world as part of her legacy. Shoshanna wields the Arm of the Night, a powerful weapon fueled with Dark essence and the power to fire multiple rounds of gunfire at one time
- 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, and he travels to New York to torment them to the fullest extent. He wields the Dark Axe, and has the ability to summon Darklings that he commonly refers to as "Little Jimmys"
- 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. The use of dark magic drew the attention of The Brotherhood, an organization which J.P. is now forced to combat in order to halt their pursuit of evil relics. J.P. wields the Midnight Stick and can pull enemies into an anatomy-crushing vortex when he tosses his Box of Tricks – a black metal box filled with dark power - into an open area