Award-winning independent game developer Klei Entertainment and EA Partners, a division of Electronic Arts Inc., today announced that the highly anticipated 2D action brawler, Shank 2, will be available on the Xbox LIVE Arcade and on the PlayStation Network on February 7, 2012.
Set in a pulp fiction world, Shank 2 puts players back in control of their favorite ex-mobster hit man, Shank. Klei has evolved the combat experience with precise controls, new weapons, smarter enemies, and more advanced combo techniques, all set to the backdrop of beautiful 2D art and animation. Players can put Shankâ€™s trusty arsenal of handguns, chainsaws, grenades, plus all-new weapons to use in order to protect those close to him.
Introducing an all-new Survival Mode, gamers can team up with a friend online or locally, working together to take down hordes of goons in an action-packed, arcade-style brawl.
Featuring stunning visuals from Kleiâ€™s veteran cartoon director, Jeff Agala, Shank 2 raises the bar even higher for 2D brawlers with art and animation that won Klei multiple awards and nominations, including IGFâ€™s Excellence in Visual Arts nomination, and the Canadian Animator of the Year award for Kleiâ€™s lead animator, Aaron Bouthillier.
Platform: PSN, XBLA
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Klei Entertainment
Online Play: 2 Co-op
Local Play: 2 Co-op
Release Date: February 7 2012