The inclusion of cooperative multiplayer element separate to the traditional singleplayer campaign seems to be the flavour of the month in game development at the moment and you can add yet another upcoming title to that list today as 2K Games and Digital Extremes have revealed Vendettas for The Darkness 2.
The Vendetta's Co-Op experience will reportedly take place parallel to the adventures of demon-possessed protagonist Jackie Estacado in the singleplayer campaign and will instead feature four new player characters, who each have their own supernatural abilities and reasons for fighting The Dark Brotherhood.
Interwoven into key points of Jackie’s single-player narrative, Vendettas expands the universe of The Darkness II by branching off into unique, parallel missions, while connecting thematically to the core single-player story arc. Four players can collectively immerse themselves in the lore of The Darkness II, and explore a variety of environments not found in the main story. Adding to the destruction and mayhem, Vendettas will also feature a new Hit List mode, which allows players to repeat their favorite campaign moments or wreak havoc in brand new scenarios.
Vendettas will also offer varied, intuitive combat with multidimensional scenarios for the four characters. Each individual possesses unique combat styles that will help shoot, smash and disembowel enemies in the most brutal and diverse ways. Designed to pick-up-and-play, gamers have their choice among the following wielders of dark power:
Read more about the new characters in the press release and check out the trailer embed below (or via the direct page here) for a look at The Darkness 2 Co-op in action.
The Darkness II is due on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on February 10 2012.