EA has agreed to foot the bill for a sequel to Klei’s laughably blood-spattered 2D sidescroller, Shank.
Due in 2012 via digital distribution on major platforms, Shank 2 introduces an arcade-style survival co-op mode, as well as building on fan feedback about the first game.
“Creatively, Shank still has a lot to give. We took the feedback from the community and ran with it, putting our own flavor on every change,” Klei founder Jamie Cheng said in the announcement press release.
“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.”
As well as the original Shank – which was also published by EA Partners, and released on PC console networks last August – Klei is behind Eets, which was part of Portal 2′s ARG, and N+.
Shank 2 Announcement Trailer
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Developer: Klei Entertainment
Shank 2 returns with a story of redemption as Shank, a former mob hitman with a dark and vengeful past, is thrust back into action when the lives of those close to him are endangered. Expanding on the original game's rich and intuitive combat and control system, Shank 2 continues Klei's tradition of making fluid brawling controls and stunningly beautiful visuals that leapfrogs the competition in the 2D side-scrolling genre. The game also introduces an intense new, arcade-style survival co-op mode that has gamers working together to take down their foes, relying on the environment and weapon pick-ups for survival.