Xbox Live Gold subscribers can be the first to get their hands on the new playable demo of The Darkness II this week.
The trial version of 2K Games' comic book shooter is available now for premium Xbox Live users and will be available to all Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC owners next week.
In the demo, players will be able to sample a chapter of the single-player campaign, which sees the supernaturally-empowered crime boss Jackie Estacado facing off against an ancient order known as the Brotherhood.
Using the demonic power of the titular Darkness, Jackie can unleash devastating attacks and sprout additional Demon Arms, which can be used to wield four weapons at once.
The full game will be released in February 2012 and will also include a standalone cooperative campaign known as Vendettas, which features four different characters each with their own Darkness powers and a storyline that links with the solo mode.