Sunday, July 09, 2006

Darkness Concept Art



Early concept art for the game found on xboxygen.com

The game
The game is based on the top selling (1 million copies) comic by Top Cows Comics. On the night of his 21st birthday, the Francetti family Don, Uncle Paulie, sends out hitman Jackie Estacado on a job. The hit turns out to be a trap and Jackie finds his uncle wants him dead . Later the same night, Jackie is posessed by "The Darkness", an ancient demonic power that gives Jackie spectacular powers. The story revolves around Jackie and Paulie fighting over the future of the Francetti family, and of Jackie's search for light and love in a dark and violent world.

Developers Starbreeze Studios
(teaser trailer)
preview on gamespot

The comic
From Top Cows Comics, Darkness first appeared in 1996, and has sold over a million copies.
The comic's central theme is the power known as The Darkness. An ageless power dating back beyond human history. The Darkness is passed down a family line from father to son, leaving the previous user (and taking his life) as his first child is conceived. The power then manifests in the child on his 21st birthday. Darkness users can create anything they desire with the darkness, even sentient beings, but anything they make will crumble to dust in the light.

Wikipedia reference

The Film
The Pang Brothers, Danny & Oxide Pang (the Eye), have been signed up to direct the big screen adaptation It is thought that Miramax/Dimension will distribute the movie that will follow a Mafia hit man who discovers he is heir to a supernatural, dangerous force.

Why do i worry when I see a movie game tie-in?

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13 comments:

gnome said...

Worries are understandable, even though this artwork is pure brilliance! amzing work.... Guess they could at least manage an aesthetically pleasing game!

The Elderly said...

with the same game developers behind chronicles of riddick (which i felt was even better than the film), its in good hands......

gnome said...

Never actually played Riddick, but quite a few gnomes (and a PC Zone review) tell it was brilliant. So.. I believe that we can have quite high hopes on this one...

And it's got class too. Brilliant artwork, just brilliant...

(mumbles to himself and goes to look for ridic, riddick's russian brother)

The Elderly said...

(nods in agreement)

never knew about the brother, interesting background detail though.....

gnome said...

And thoroughly researched too, i can assure you...

(nods back)

The Elderly said...

(nods more fervently) believe i hadn't the slightest doubt.....I wonder if he's related to the Ridic Ulous familly from Georgia.......

gnome said...

No, no ... It's the Friv Olous family from Romania....

(nods back a bit more)

(LOL)

The Elderly said...

surely not the celebrated Romanian Friv Olous's, thats extraordinary...wasn't there a rumour that one of them left the priesthood ....?

(nods, bobs and shrugs shoulder)

gnome said...

Yep... Just went on to follow his heart and become a Tap-dancing transestite in London. Saturn Olous was the name I believe and Transylvania his home region. A friend of Frank Furter actually.

(nods hysterically, while blinking)

The Elderly said...

lol frank furter indeed a rascal, he married didn't he? what was her name....oh yes I.P. Freely.......from Urinia....

gnome said...

Aber natuerlich Kamarad!

You do speak German, don't you?

The Elderly said...

Si!.......

..ah no! but i could learn, but i'm quick to pick things up.....take this cold sore for example.....

gnome said...

this what?