Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: 2K Games

Mike Patton set to return as The Darkness in The Darkness II


Singer-songwriter Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, and Peeping Tom) will be reprising his role as The Darkness in the upcoming 360, PC, and PS3 sequel, The Darkness II. The Darkness, “a supernatural force of chaos and destruction,” haunts protagonist Jackie Estacado with the promise of great power while consuming what’s left of his humanity. Patton’s work in the 2007 original stands out as being suitably creepy and somewhat endearing. Weird. Players eager to jump back into Jackie’s world will have to wait until next fall.

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Christopher Tin wins Grammy for Civ IV track, Baba Yetu


We mentioned back in December that Christopher Tin was going to be the first composer to receive a Grammy nomination for a track originally composed for a game for his Civilization IV piece, “Baba Yetu.” Not only did the song help Tin take home a Grammy for “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists,” but his album in which it was featured, “Calling all Dawns,” received the Grammy for “Best Classical Crossover Album.”

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Duke Nukem Forever now available for preorder, GameStop’s Duke’s Big Package bonus announced


Duke Nukem Forever is now available for preorder – again. With the alienpocalypse hitting this May, eager fans can put their fiver down on the standard edition or, for the more adventurous, the Balls of Steel edition. GameStop is offering some extra goodies for both versions and all systems in the form of Duke’s Big Package, which includes several exclusive in-game unlocks: EGO boost, Big Head Mode, and T-Shirt pack.

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The Darkness II announced, Demon Arms at the ready


The Darkness was a unique combination of a semi stealth-based first-person shooter and adventure hybrid that managed to not only deliver a satisfying experience, but also be one of the few instances when a license-based game benefited from, and lived up to, the source material. It’s been over three years since Jackie Estacado took to the streets with pockets of clips and weird, hungry tentacles at his command in search of his girlfriend’s killers. Since then, he’s become the Don of the Franchetti crime family and is now finding it hard to fight back The Darkness after a sudden mob war has reawakened it.

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Mafia II – Jimmy’s Vendetta DLC set for release

“Jimmy’s Vendetta, the second round of DLC for Mafia II, has been slated for a September 7 release on the 360, PC, and PS3. The pack will go for 800 MS Points on Live Marketplace and $9.99 on PS Store and Live Marketplace for Windows PC.”

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BioShock 2 – Minerva’s Den DLC released for 360 and PS3

“The latest installment of DLC for BioShock 2, the single-player Minerva’s Den, is now available for 800 MS Points on Live Marketplace and $9.99 on PS Network.”

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Mafia II -The Betrayal of Jimmy, free PS3-exclusive DLC pack, announced

PS3 gamers received a bit of good news today as 2K has announced that the first of two downloadable content packs for Mafia II, The Betrayal of Jimmy, will be a PS3 exclusive and free day-one download when the game …

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Sid Meier’s Civilization V Special Edition details announced

2K Games has announced a rather swanky special edition for Civilization V. Launching September 21 for $99.99, along with the regular edition, the special edition includes five Reaper Miniatures-manufactured metal figurines based off units from the game, a two-disc CD …

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BioShock 2 (360/PS3) Protector Trials DLC announced

2K Games has announced that Protector Trials, BioShock 2’s upcoming single-player-centric DLC pack, will be available on August 3. Protector Trials tasks players with protecting their Little Sister from swarms – possibly hordes? – of Splicers over six different areas …

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