The Darkness 2 sure is an innovative shooter, hence it made it to the top shooters of this year, but still apparently it did not meet the expectations of sales, since it sold well below the original goal of 1 million copies.
The Darkness 2 falls into the same group as Binary Domain and Bulletstorm, and therefore did not sell well enough for any further plans on DLC or even a sequel but were stand up titles in their own rights...
The game featured a really interesting mechanic that let the character dual weild guns and then added an extra two demonic arms that the player could use in melee or for finishing off a weakened enemy in some gory fashion. Combine this with the cel shaded environment and the clever use of light and darkness and you have a great stand out gaming experience.
It's a rather refreshing gameplay mechanic considering most of the shooters lately consist of modern day, realistic gun play. Apparently the DLC would have continued where the story left off, including new weapons and an addition of more Darkness relics.
Well this will be left in the air, since 2K called off the production of the DLC due to the lack of sales, and possibly because they are putting more emphasis on working on other DLCs which have sold more games, like Borderlands, which so far will receive a total of five or six DLC during 2012 and 2013. And thats only the ones we know about.
We would have really liked to see The Darkness 2 expanded. What are your thoughts about this?