Jill Valentine and her new partner, Parker Luciani, have been sent on a mission to find Chris Redfield on board a long-forgotten cruise ship. Typical to the "Resident Evil" franchise, the boat is crawling with all forms of zombies and mutations hoping to tear our would-be heroes to shreds. In a story that bridges the gap between "Resident Evil 4" and Resident Evil 5," you'll experience new forms of claustrophobic terror as narrow corridors and submerged rooms become your new zombie-slaying battlefield.
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The Darkness II X360, PS3, PC/$49.99-$59.99/Feb. 7
Jackie Estacado wields a powerful force known simply as the Darkness. He used these powers to bring justice to the men responsible for his girlfriend's murder and, two years later, to rise as a don in a New York crime family. With memories of his lost love still tormenting him and a recent attempt on his life going wrong, the Darkness has come again to guide our "hero" on a quest for answers filled with destruction and fear.
"The Darkness II" is a dark first-person shooter that couples real-world firearms with otherworldly powers that rely on a lack of light. Given that your powers only work in the dark, you will need to destroy any light source that feeds the environment. Your abilities come in the form of swarms, tiny imps called darklings, and giant Demon Arms that grab, throw and destroy anything around you. If things get too difficult, employ your Demon Arms along with dual-wielded firearms for a quad-attack that will dispatch your enemies quickly and viciously.
With its brooding protagonist and innovative powers, "The Darkness II" offers shooter fans something different while still giving them the bullets and fast-paced action they love so much.
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