Eidos confirms Kane & Lynch: Dead Men

New IP from Hitman developer targets 2007 release on Xbox 360, PC; first screens inside.

Earlier this month, the next project for Io Interactive, the developer of Freedom Fighters and the Hitman series, was revealed to be Kane & Lynch: Dead Men. However, the dead men told no tales, as details on the game were kept good and buried.

Eidos changed all that today with the official confirmation of the shooter and let the public know what it can expect from the new IP. The "intense action title" will be released on the Xbox 360 and PC sometime in 2007. The company's press release chose its words carefully, saying the game "will be released in 2007 initially for the Xbox 360" and PC (emphasis added). The word "initially" could imply that it will also head to other platforms, one obvious destination being the PlayStation 3.

The game will star the two titular characters, one "a flawed mercenary" and the other "a medicated psychopath." Word on the gameplay is still pretty veiled, as the statement from Eidos alludes only to the characters' "brutal attitude towards right and wrong" and their "volatile relationship." Previous details on the game revealed that there will also be cooperative play, online multiplayer, and some squad-based play.

GameSpot will have more details on Kane & Lynch: Dead Men as they are released.

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41 comments
LinKuei_warrior
LinKuei_warrior

Hitman was freakin awesome(still is),and now i have these guyz to add to the list!!!

spawnboy
spawnboy

this game is going to be great because i loved all the hitman games i can't wait for it to come to the xbox 360

DesmondPills
DesmondPills

i cannot wait for this game...the concept alone is great in my eyes and i have a feeling ill be picking this up.

360KilDab
360KilDab

yea the people who made hitman know what there doing cant wait to see this game

Intrakitt
Intrakitt

It's not good that Lynch looks like that dude in Heat with the long hair. He was a piece of s%^t

KN1GHtFr1GHt
KN1GHtFr1GHt

I like how the game automatically adjusts your character when you are behind cover. That is the best feature I like so far; oh yeah, and the fact you can shoot people with out penalty! Lol. This game looks pretty interesting so far.

GIJesse77
GIJesse77

awwww, but no freedom fighters 2, damn that george bush

Fat_Mat
Fat_Mat

Just another shooter, is what i say. Nothing to new here

NeoGamer741
NeoGamer741

I would be excited, but they mentioned the developers of Hitman, and that threw it off. It was said in an interview that they drew some of their inspiration from the movie "Heat", which is an absolute redeeming factor. Game Informer has a multiple page article on it, not to mention it being featured on the cover.

The_SandRock
The_SandRock

'I wonder if you get to break that guy's nose from the second pic?' The guy in the second pic is Kane, the main character [Lynch is more of a support as you only play as him in co-op]

relset
relset

this will be a great game!!

dukerav
dukerav

Looking quite good indeed, if its anything at all like FF then itll be good. I wonder if you get to break that guy's nose from the second pic?

GoddBless
GoddBless

I think I'll keep an eye out for this game. It sounds good so far.

sasuke55
sasuke55

Its nice to see this time around that 360 is getting alot of good games before PS3 but its prolly because the system came out first so they started developement on alot of things first. Don't know much about this game sounds pretty good. Never played much of freedom fighters so not sure how to compare the two. I will have to pick up this months GI. I thought I renewed my subscription.

J_Bigg
J_Bigg

The current game informer has an article on it.

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

This looks good, Psychopath is playable!!! But isn't the idea a bit like EA's Army Of Two!?

ftjx
ftjx

IO interactive i gør mig stolt

rynmls
rynmls

maybe this will be a good game, but its for 360 and pc only, how about ps2 cmon...

K1LLSWITCH
K1LLSWITCH

Sounds interesting. I need more information on what the player can do within the game and more info on the story. Time will only tell.

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

I read an article about this game in Game Informer, it looks very awesome!

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Game informer has surprised me too as of late. This game (along with Bioshock) will be one of the reasons I buy a 360.

talonkard044
talonkard044

Since it WILL be going to PS3, I'll wait. ;)

SilentDeath777
SilentDeath777

I want this game........why is 2007 taking so long?? *cries*

shockwave04
shockwave04

Read about it the newest Game Informer sounds awsome, but I would raher hav anothet Freedom Fighters.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Game looks pretty cool... will keep an eye on it.

neoand12
neoand12

Why no freedom fighters 2? Now that was a great game.

dsm_guy
dsm_guy

Another great looking game that you will need a 360 to play.

SCARFACELP
SCARFACELP

ya i got a game informer mag in the mail about aweek ago its got a full blown article with lots of screenshots and all I can say about it is WOW! The game looks great and I agree with the posts saying that it should have some freedom fighters mechanics. I am honestly shocked to say that out of the mags i get in the mail GI has only surprised me twice(I usually preffer other publications but hey a game story is a game story ) , when they unveiled Red Steel , and now , great stuff.

robfield
robfield

What the heck!? I want another freedom fighters. This better be exactly like it too.

jtparsons54
jtparsons54

I loved freedom fighters! This game will rock!

thorsen-ink
thorsen-ink

This game is gonna be SICK. Apparently it is gonna use the same type of squad combat as Freedom Fighters, but in Heat-style bank robberies. SOLD!