Shank is Back!

EA Partners and developer Klei Entertainment, announced Shank 2 yesterday! This is awesome news for anyone who likes a good Beat’em up (me included). Scheduled to drop on XBLA, PSN, PC in early 2012, Shank 2 continues the story of Shank, a former mob hitman who was out for vengeance in the first title.

“Creatively, Shank still has a lot to give,” said Jamie Cheng, founder of Klei Entertainment. “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.”

Sound’s like Shank 2 is going to be even better than the first. Klei even announced a new arcade-style survival co-op mode to the mix (here’s hoping they kept the normal co-op mode as well). I hope this trend of visiting classic genres continues. So far we’ve had tower defense games, beat em ups, and sidescollers all released digitally this year. Next years is starting off right with Shank 2. Be sure it out on Facebook and it’s official site!

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