Kane & Lynch promised so much but was met with average review scores and average sales. It hasn’t stopped the sequel though, and we can all now look forward to the end of August to play as the two ‘best’ friends. This time around the player will mainly be in control of the psycopath Lynch.
The visual style of the game that we’ve seen so far in trailer is inspired by user created home movies, with its grainy film effect. If the kinks from the first game have been ironed out then this game could be the perfect antidote to the end of the summer.
THIS SUMMER TAKE ON SHANGHAI’S CRIME LORDS IN KANE & LYNCH 2: DOG DAYS Street date announced for North America and Europe
COPENHAGEN (March 17, 2010) — IO Interactive, a part of Square Enix® Europe, is pleased to confirm that Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days™ will release on August 24, 2010 in North America and August 27 throughout Europe and other PAL territories, on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows®.
A raw and brutal crime shooter, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days follows two disturbed criminals, Lynch – an impulsive and reckless self-medicated psychopath and Kane – a tactical but disillusioned and desperate ex-mercenary, through 48 hours of hell. “We believe the unique visuals and relentless gameplay has created an intensity never delivered in a videogame before,” said Niels Jørgensen, general manager of IO Interactive. “In a genre where so many games look and feel the same, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days will make people double-take. We think it’s going to make quite an impression.”
Introducing a new visual experience inspired by documentary filmmakers and the user-generated era. Players are pulled into the game world, with every move and shift of the camera capturing the mayhem, in an unscripted style.
Beyond the stylized look and violent story, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days delivers all-new multiplayer modes as the highly celebrated Fragile Alliance mode returns, along with new Undercover Cop, Cops & Robbers and Arcade modes, with each mode raising the stakes of greed, betrayal, and revenge.
IO Interactive is proud to share the first in-game footage of Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days in a trailer titled ‘Welcome to Shanghai’, which gives players a peek in to the story and situations Kane and Lynch will be faced with. An extended version of the trailer can be found exclusively on the official Web site – www.KaneandLynch.com
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows and will be released under the EIDOS® brand portfolio. All formats will release in-stores on August 24, 2010 in North America and August 27, 2010 in Europe and other PAL territories.