Having released a revamped version of Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder on Steam just three weeks ago, Iceberg Interactive and developer Zoetrope Interactive are now delighted to announce today’s Steam launch of the Director’s Cut Edition of the sequel, Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage.
In The Dark Lineage players once again take the role of police detective Howard Loreid, where he discovers that his own horrible past is somehow connected to the madness that is about to swallow him.
As one of the few games that have actually captured the H.P. Lovecraft vibe, the Darkness Within series creates an unsettling atmosphere, making the player feel uneasy throughout the game, without reverting to actual gore. This is perhaps best illustrated in the brand new trailer, when the main character refers to the voices only he can hear: “Hearing this, I know that every sane person would call me mad, and I truly hope I am…”
Zoetrope Interactive’s Onur Samli says: “With the opportunity to present the game on the Steam platform, we created a much improved version, enhancing graphics, adding new locations and new puzzles; making the game a great experience for both new players as well as those familiar with the series. We really hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did creating it.”
Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage ‘Director’s Cut Edition’ is released with many extra features not available in previous versions:•Graphical refreshes for most environments.
•A brand new location begging to be explored.
•Post screen Chromatic Aberration effect and Color gradation effects, create a more ‘cinematic’ look, vastly improving the overall visual effect.
•More balanced game-play with new additional puzzles and enhancements
•38 Steam Achievements
Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage is now available on Steam at $9.99 and will have a 15% launch discount. http://store.steampowered.com/app/298950
About Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage
‘Darkness Within’ is an adventure game series, inspired by the works of celebrated horror writer, H.P. Lovecraft. In this second installment police detective Howard Loreid, a man tormented by the paranormal happenings around him in the first volume ‘In Pursuit of Loath Nolder’, now discovers that his own lineage connects him to the madness.
The Dark Lineage will take you to places where the ‘things’ of the past still live, and all the memories that should be long forgotten are still recalled; including a sleepy, depressing town called Arkhamend, a Victorian mansion that conceals dark secrets, a dilapidated building hidden within forbidding, snow-clad woods and dim underground buildings and tunnels. The Dark Lineage is even more harrowing than the previous instalment, so prepare yourself for the descending darkness, this time will be your last…
Key Features for Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage•Unlike Part 1, Part 2 is no longer ‘point-and-click’, but plays in 3D, with the power of the NVIDIA PhysX engine ; so you can move anywhere you want, light up your way with light sources that cast real-time soft shadows and realistically lift up, push, pull or throw objects.
•Built-in Hint System with 3 Difficulty Levels – Players can choose to play in Standard, Detective, or Senior Detective modes.
•Dynamic Puzzles and Features: Traditional adventure game puzzles are complimented by deciphering dreams, underlining excerpts in documents to garner critical clues and interacting physically with the environment
•Enhanced Gameplay Experience: Compelling special effects, stunning visuals, and dynamic lighting and shading, in a ‘first person’ game environment.
•Eerie Gameplay Atmosphere: An immersive experience is created by a fascinating ‘Lovecraftian’ story, chilling real-time cut scenes, and haunting music.