The Darkness II is a first-person shooter psychological thriller video game developed by Digital Extremes and published by 2K Games. The game is the sequel to 2007s The Darkness. The game features the writing of Paul Jenkins, who previously worked on The Darkness comics. The Darkness II follows a similar combat template as the first game with the introduction of new features, such as a tactic dubbed quad wielding, a technique which allows the protagonist Jackie Estacado to use both The Darkness and firearms simultaneously. There is a greater emphasis on the aspect of Darklings, with there now being only one primary Darkling who holds greater importance and is more involved in the storyline and who is useful in all situations, able to go to and lead Jackie to certain waypoints and show him important items during boss fights, and allow Jackie to use him to go into hard-to-reach areas and kill enemies at a distance, while looking through the Darklings eyes.