EA and Klei announce Shank 2 adds survival coop mode

first_imgLast year PSN, XBLA and Steam gamers got a treat in the form of the ultra-violent side-scrolling beat-em-up Shank from developer Klei Entertainment. If there’s a better looking game in the same genre we haven’t seen it yet, and now it is getting a sequel.EA Partners announced this week its intention to publish Shank 2. Klei has already spent a year developing the game, but this apparently isn’t just a sequel. Jamie Cheng, founder of Klei states on the official blog for Shank 2 that the team took on board all the feedback they got for the original and started fresh. So while this is going to be a true sequel, everything has been re-imagined to offer up “twice the fidelity and far more control over our favorite stabbing man.”The weapon system has been redesigned allowing for more variation in the enemy types you can take on. This includes new weapon combos and counter moves. The environments also look even better than the first game, and Klei has added a new layer of destruction with more explosions and environmental damage promised.As for new features, Shank 2 introduces a survival mode that can be played co-op with a friend either locally or online. It’s basically a brawl on a much larger scale to challenge both of you at once.There’s no word on a release date yet other than “early 2012,” but with a year of production already done I’m hoping for a January rather than March launch.More at the Shank 2 official blog, via Gamasutralast_img

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