Not every game can translate from idea to comic to console game successfully, let alone do it well enough to impress us here at bit-tech
, but every now and then we see a decent comic book adventure materialise on our plasma screens in the perfect balance of geekery and gore.
The most recent example of a game which made that leap was The Darkness
, from Starbreeze Studios and 2K Games.
Set in a grim, gritty comic-inspired version of New York, The Darkness
casts players as young Jackie Estacado. Jackie's been down on his luck lately - his girl has been on his back, works getting to him a little and, oh yeah, he's suddenly sprouted massive black tentacles from his back which allow him to conjure all sorts of mischief.
Players get the chance to guide Jackie, a mob hitman with a heart of...well, darkness actually, on an exciting journey of revenge and self-discovery as he tries to fight for his life and piece together what exactly is happening to him.
To help celebrate the recent release of The Darkness
on the Xbox 360, we've teamed up with 2K Games and Starbreeze Studios to provide bit-tech
readers with a chance to win some decent swag. Specifically, each of our five winners will get a copy of The Darkness
on Xbox 360 and a limited edition T-shirt designed by the Joystick Junkies
To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is answer the question below and ship your replies over to firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the name of Jackie's mobster uncle in the game?
Of course, if you're stuck then you can always look for hints in our comprehensive review of the game.
- This competition is open to all European bit-tech forum members. (if you aren't already a member, it's free and simple to register!)
- Emails must be received by 11:59 AM BST Saturday 28th July 2007 to qualify.
- Multiple entries will be disqualified - please include your forum username in your submission.
- The five winners will be chosen randomly from correct entries
- The Editor's decision is final.
- Prizes cannot be swapped for a cash alternative.
- Your email addresses will not be passed onto 2K Games, but names and postal addresses of winners will be passed on for shipping purposes. You do want the prizes, right?