News – Shank 2 announced

September 28, 2011 by  
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EA has announced that side-scrolling action game Shank is getting a sequel early next year on Xbox Live Arcade and PSN.

Klei Entertainment are once again on development duties with this sequel, which is said to feature a arcade-style co-op survival mode, although little more has been said about what can be expected.

“Creatively, Shank still has a lot to give,” said Klei Entertainment founder 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,” he added.

“We are honored to again partner with the visionary talent of Klei Entertainment,” revealed 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.”