The Darkness II will miss its previously announced October 7 release date, instead launching on February 10, 2012, 2K Games has announced.

Neither publisher 2K nor developer Digital Extremes gave a reason for the delay. We've contacted 2K for comment.

It's been two years since Jackie Estacado, now the Don of the Estacado crime family, used Darkness to kill the men responsible for his girlfriend's murder. Jackie continues to have haunting visions of his beloved Jenny since her death. He's tried to cope by bottling up his supernatural power, and now Darkness wants out.

A sudden, unprovoked attack on Jackie's life heralds the start of a full-scale mob war, which has been orchestrated by some outside force. This botched attempt opens the door for Darkness to re-emerge, and sets Jackie on a journey to Hell and worse.