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Shank 2

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Klei Entertainment
Release Date: Feb. 7, 2012

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'Shank 2' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2012 @ 4:07 p.m. PST

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.

Set in a pulp fiction world, Shank 2 puts players back in control of their favorite ex-mobster hitman, Shank. Klei has evolved the combat experience with precise controls, new weapons, smarter enemies, and more advanced combo techniques, all set to the backdrop of beautiful 2D art and animation. Players can put Shank’s trusty arsenal of handguns, chainsaws, grenades, plus all-new weapons to use in order to protect those close to him.

Introducing an all-new Survival Mode, gamers can team up with a friend online or locally, working together to take down hordes of goons in an action-packed, arcade-style brawl. Featuring stunning visuals from Klei’s veteran cartoon director, Jeff Agala, Shank 2 raises the bar even higher for 2D brawlers with art and animation that won Klei multiple awards and nominations, including IGF’s Excellence in Visual Arts nomination, and the Canadian Animator of the Year award for Klei’s lead animator, Aaron Bouthillier.


Key Features:

  • Survival Mode: Team up with a friend online and locally to take down hordes of goons in this all-new and incredibly fun arcade-style multiplayer brawl.
  • Multi-weapon Combat System: With a brand new redesigned weapon system,take onsmarter and greater variety of goons and bigger, badder bosses with new weapon combos and new counter moves that let you use enemies’ weapons against them!
  • Richer Environments: Look for opportunities to bring down ceilings, explode barrels, hurl crates, and more, and explore around to find new in-game unlockables!
  • Stunning Visuals: Shank 2 draws you into the action with a stunning visual style that sets a new benchmark in 2D brawlers.

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