Shank 2
Shank 2 Unveiled, Coming Early Next Year
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EA and developer Klei Entertainment have announced a sequel to last year’s beat-em-up, Shank. You’ll never guess what it’s called? Shank 2! Amazing, I know.

"Creatively, Shank still has a lot to give," said Klei Entertainment’s Jamie Cheng. "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."

Shank 2 is all about redemption, as former mob hitman Shank jumps into action once more when the lives of those close to him are endangered. The 2D side-scrolling beat-em-up sequel also introduces a new survival co-op mode.

You’ll be able to download Shank 2 from the digital distribution platform of your choice in early 2012.


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Comment #1 by xmercunleashedx
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 10:55:11 AM
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Nice.....hope they make it a little longer than the first one though.

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Comment #2 by Magsec5
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 11:01:28 AM
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has Shank 1 ever being on Deal of the week, cause i would definitely buy it if it did

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Comment #3 by NativeMilk
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 11:06:14 AM
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Pretty sure it's 400MSP at the moment.

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Comment #4 by Illicit
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 11:18:28 AM
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@2 & 3 it's 600 right now and worth it.

I'll grab this one too, like #1 said, I do hope it's a bit longer. Shank was fun while it lasted but if they're going to charge 1200 again I hope they add more game to it.

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Comment #5 by Arenazombie
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 11:18:39 AM
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Pretty sure it's 600MSP at the moment.

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Comment #6 by XxStuartxX 1990
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 12:06:22 PM
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Hopefully will have online Co-oP instead of just couching

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Comment #7 by navvy626
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 12:15:57 PM
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shank was awesome lets hope a sequel can top it
@#6 totally agree
i reckon an online would work to if anybody's played Pawn Online on their pc that type of thing could work

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Comment #8 by PhoenixTemplar
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 01:45:09 PM
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A Shankquel?

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Comment #9 by i got squeezed
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 01:47:01 PM
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I could never play Shank, the game like kept freezing and skipped making it unplayable. I don't know why though

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Comment #10 by your next best friend
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 01:47:25 PM
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Of all the amazing games I have enjoyed and longed to have a sequel to play - Shank is not one of them..

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Comment #11 by aosiding
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 02:41:00 PM
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They never explained what happened to his partner, hopefully he is in this one

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Comment #12 by ViNyLek
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 04:32:05 PM
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The game was pretty badass, I played through it with my wife and while she did not enjoy dying over and over it made my life a lot easier. Totally worth DoTW, I hope they have online co-op this time around...

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Comment #13 by Zuul
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 04:34:02 PM
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Shank was very cool looking and... repetitive and boring.

I'll probably be in the mood to throw away some MS points and buy the sequel though, especially since it'll be "bigger" and "better!"

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Comment #14 by Skititlez
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 06:11:01 PM
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But what if my Digital Platform of choice is WiiWare? Hmm? Hmmmm?

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Comment #16 by Dmas
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 06:23:31 AM
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Lover the first one looking forward to this one

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Comment #17 by CrazyDoginOZ
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 06:40:30 AM
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OT can not fuckn wait my favorite arcade game is shank and no doubt it will be improved cant wait

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Comment #18 by PuttyGod
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 08:49:43 AM
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First game was totally great. I literally can't see how they could possibly have a relevant story for this one, though. Everything is done and everybody is dead. The whole point was that Shank DIDN'T have "people he was close to" anymore.

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