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Mike Patton returns to the dark side in The Darkness II

on February 21, 2011, 1:50pm

Faith No More singer Mike Patton is returning to his role in the sequel to the popular video game The Darkness, according to NME.com. Patton voiced the villainous titular character in the 2007 game which saw mafia hit-man Jackie Estacado become possessed on his 21st birthday by an ancient demonic being called the Darkness. The sequel seems bent on exploring the inner demons vs outer demons theme and the eerie, supernatural qualities that made the game a critical success.

“It feels really good to be the bad guy, and The Darkness is as bad as it gets,” said Patton. “I’ve read through the script and Jackie is going to be a brutally tortured soul. I’m looking forward to making his life a living hell.”

Patton is no stranger to doing voice-over work. Aside from The Darkness, he has also added his distinctive vocals to two Left 4 Dead games, Nathan Spencer in Bionic Commando, and the “creature” noises in I Am Legend.

The original The Darkness featured the song “Captain Midnight” from Tomahawk’s Mit Gas, an emotional, dreamlike tune that fit in perfectly with the game’s haunting soundtrack. With Tomahawk in talks to release a new album in the future, it remains to be seen if they’ll be featured in the sequel.

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