Shank 2 gets a release date

Independent game developer Klei Entertainment and EA Partners, a division of Electronic Arts, today (19 January 2012) announced the release dates for action brawler Shank 2.

The title will hit the North American PSN and PC on 7 February 2012, and Xbox LIVE Arcade and PSN Europe on 8 February 2012.

Shank 2 is priced at 800 Microsoft Points, or €9.99.

Set in a pulp fiction world, Shank 2 puts players back in control of ex-mobster hitman, Shank.

Klei claims to have evolved the combat experience with “precise controls, new weapons, smarter enemies, and more advanced combo techniques.”

The signature 2D art backdrop and animation of the original also makes a return. Klei’s cartoon director, Jeff Agala, is back in charge, having lead the original Shank team to claim awards such as IGF’s Excellence in Visual Arts nomination, and the Canadian Animator of the Year award for Klei’s lead animator, Aaron Bouthillier.

New game modes include a 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.

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