EA and Klei fashioning Shank 2

Sequel to last year's downloadable side-scrolling action game hitting Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC early next year.

Klei Entertainment and Electronic Arts are cranking for another Shanking. The developer and publisher today jointly announced Shank 2, the sequel to last year's blood-drenched side-scrolling action game.

Shank is back, and he's not any happier.

Like its predecessor, Shank 2 will appear on the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and PC downloadable game services. The game was revealed with an early 2012 launch window.

The original game cast players as the eponymous hero, a man betrayed by his family and left to die. Over the course of the game, players exacted revenge on a multitude of villains, but the sequel's storyline will center around the former assassin fighting to protect instead of avenge. In terms of gameplay, Klei Entertainment is introducing a new survival co-op mode to the sequel.

For more on the original game, check out GameSpot's review of Shank.

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19 comments
RedWave247
RedWave247

Hell yes. I'm a big fan of the first one and can't wait to see what this one's got in store for us.

G_gglypuff
G_gglypuff

I'd love to see how this turns out. I skipped the first game because some people told me it was too easy, but I'm always ready to give the new one a chance.

tmthywtsn
tmthywtsn

The first game had me hooked until the very end. I can't wait for the next installment.

Okamiiiii
Okamiiiii

I enjoyed the first Shank. Looking forward to the sequel to this game.

tachsniper
tachsniper

coming soon to origin ... and nothing else.

Zenstrive
Zenstrive

EA? Expect.......the expected

Hail23
Hail23

funny how i never had these problems that this guy is talking about from the original game.

Hail23
Hail23

I am still playing the 1st one... the co-op moves r nasty, i want more co-op moves! who gonna stop shank? NO ONE THATS WHO... unless ur batman then ah well.

da_chub
da_chub

this was an awesome game, cant wait for #2

alfe
alfe

ohhh!!!! can't wait!!! :D

Exci
Exci

Crossing fingers for online co-op

beothees
beothees

If there is no campaign co-op, then I am just not interested. Without it there just isn't enough replay value for me!

jamejame
jamejame

I really enjoyed the first game, it was just too short with not enough to do afterward. Here's hoping this game throws in full campaign co-op this time around.

vadicta
vadicta

I always wanted to play the first. Never quite got around to it, though.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

This was a great game and I would welcome a second installment!