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Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days To Release Earlier Than Expected

It looks like two of the most notorious criminals in gaming will be creating havoc on the streets of Shanghai earlier than expected. Originally set for August 23rd, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days has officially gone gold and will be available one week earlier on August 17th; August 20th for Europe.

I sometimes wish more games would do this. I mean, if a game has gone gold a month in advance or a few weeks ahead of schedule, why make us wait any longer? Sure it has only changed a week, but it’s one less week of waiting.

Alongside this news, a new multiplayer trailer was released. This trailer focuses on the revamped “Fragile Alliance Multiplayer” mode. The trailer shows some quick gameplay but mostly Kane talking to a group of “ex-pats” about what their mission is about – “Get in, get the cash and get out.”

KANE & LYNCH 2: DOG DAYS HITTING RETAIL ONE WEEK EARLY

COPENHAGEN (July 13, 2010) — IO Interactive, a part of Square Enix® Europe, is pleased to confirm that Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days™ has gone gold and will now release one week earlier than previously scheduled on August 17, 2010 in North America and August 20 throughout Europe and other PAL territories*, on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC.

“The team has worked hard to deliver a game that’s different from the current trend of third-person shooters and we’re so pleased to be able to share it with the world ahead of schedule,” said Niels Jørgensen, general manager of IO Interactive. “With development now complete, why keep people waiting any longer? We want to let gamers experience the game we’ve created and get them online betraying their friends in Fragile Alliance, so we have decided to bring the release date forward by one week.”

Experience 48 hours of hell with two of gaming’s most notorious criminals in Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days. Kane and Lynch face the consequences when a simple job gone wrong sets off a desperate and frantic struggle to escape the entire Shanghai underworld. Ground-breaking art direction, relentless action gameplay and innovative multiplayer redefine the action shooter experience and positions Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days as the standout shooter of 2010.

Pre-order your copy of the game now and choose from a variety of exclusive items which include the Radio Tower multi-player map, seven new multi-player weapons, eight Chinese costume masks to hide your criminal identity, custom comic, and Fragile Alliance guide. Pre-orders available at GameStop, Amazon.com, Walmart, and Best Buy.

Please visit www.KaneandLynch.com for updates.

*Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days will release in Japan as originally scheduled on August 26.

About IO Interactive

IO Interactive is the creative force behind some of the most talked-about multiplatform videogames to emerge in the last decade. Starting with the praised and ground-breaking Hitman® series, IO Interactive has since developed the cult classic “Freedom Fighters” and the controversial “Kane & Lynch: Dead Men”. Most recently, IO Interactive released yet another innovative brand, “Mini Ninjas”®. IO Interactive has proven that dedication to original IP and unique brands are the hallmark of the company, and breaking new ground is critical to sustain the originality within our diverse team of developers. IO Interactive is a wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Europe.

You can read more about IO Interactive and our games on www.ioi.dk

About Square Enix Ltd.

Square Enix Ltd., a part of Square Enix Europe business unit, is a London-based wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world. Square Enix Ltd. publishes and distributes entertainment content from the Square Enix Group including Square Enix, Eidos and Taito in Europe and other PAL territories. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive, Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 54 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide, together with other well established products.

More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix.com

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