Klei Entertainment and EA today announced Shank 2. Shank 2 returns with a story revolving around redemption as Shank, a former hitman with a dark past who is thrust back into action when the people in his life suddenly become endangered.
The game is an intense, arcade survival co-op mode style that has gamers teaming up together to take the enemies down, relying on the environment and weapons for their ultimate survival. “Creatively, Shank still has a lot to give,” said Jamie Cheng, founder of Klei Entertainment. “We took the feedback from the community and ran with it, putting our own flavor on every change. For Shank 2, we literally took apart the game and put it back together to push the envelope in combat mechanics, visuals, and 2D animation in games.”
“We are honored to again partner with the visionary talent of Klei Entertainment,” said Jamil Moledina, Director, Business Development at EA Partners. “Shank 2 showcases their ability to blend emotionally resonant yet sardonically violent storytelling with pitch perfect controls and art design and confirms EA Partners’ strategy of bringing the best independent games simultaneously to all leading digital platforms.”
No release date was confirmed, but Shank 2 should be available in 2012.
Via Game Freaks