Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days scoots up a week

IO Interactive's Xbox 360, PS3, and PC shooter moved up to August 17 release date in North America, August 20 in Europe.

The reunion of IO Interactive's criminally dynamic duo has been rescheduled. Square Enix today announced that the release of Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days has been moved up a week to August 17 in North America and August 20 in Europe and other PAL territories. (The Japanese release is still set for August 26.)

Kane and Lynch will begin their Shanghai hijinks one week earlier than expected.

Square Enix offered little explanation for the move outside a quote from IO Interactive general manager Niels Jorgensen, who said, "With development now complete, why keep people waiting any longer?"

The move gives Dog Days a head start on another high-profile game focused on crooked characters in an unsavory underworld: Take-Two Interactive's Mafia II. Both titles had previously been set to launch August 24 in North America.

In Kane and Lynch's second outing, the psychopath and his ex-mercenary cohort travel to China, mixing it up with the Shanghai underworld over a 48-hour period. IO has included new Fragile Alliance multiplayer modes, expanding on the original's online play where gamers had to work together but at any moment could go rogue and steal loot from teammates.

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is set for release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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25 comments
pbutt77
pbutt77

Oh my god...love the multiplayer demo. Unrivaled intensity. You don't know if any of your teammates are gonna backstab you for the money or be an undercover cop or actually work with you. Plus coming back to kill traitors as regular cops is priceless! Revenge is so sweet! Graphics are sweet aswell. The game just need some cleanup in a few of the animations and x-tra umph in the sound department. Definitely worth checking out!

gabvendramini
gabvendramini

It looks so intense! Just can't wait to put my hands on this game!

isshiah
isshiah

still waiting for the review but i'm happy i don't have to decide between this and mafia II lol

DSfanatic5
DSfanatic5

I will base my purchase decision on Jeff Gerstmann's review, and his review only. It's a GameSpot tradition.

sergio2themax
sergio2themax

Fantastic news! I have been waiting for this reality-style game sine I saw the first in-game demo play. BRING IT ON!!!

haris771
haris771

@razorzs ati 5770 definitely

razorzs
razorzs

which one i get it, ati radeon 5770 or nvidia gtx 260 216. i really want to play this game.

johny300
johny300

The person who will reviewe this game will be missed.

dissingu
dissingu

This game is great how it has the balls to have different multiplayer then every other shooter game out there. I applaud IO for making this game! and i loved the first so i cant wait for this one.

lamprey263
lamprey263

weird, they've had Kane & Lynch listed on GameStop and Amazon as 8/17 for a while now, set a week after Madden 11 and a week before Mafia II, made sense to avoid conflicting release dates with the other popular titles, good that it's getting out early as there'll be a slew of anticipated titles releasing in the weeks after

sabre85
sabre85

I want a new hitman!! idc for kane and lynch 2 the first one was abysmal at best...

Lane_McNair
Lane_McNair

I actually liked the first one, and this one looks even better. Hitman 5 is what I really want though. Hopefully we'll get at least a little bit of info about it now that the developement of K&L2 is done.

boyd803
boyd803

couple levels were frustrating. i really hope this one can fix all the problems. really looking foward to the sequal!

asimplerapper
asimplerapper

is jeff gonna get fired, oh no wait he is already fired :(

sirlordraven
sirlordraven

Can we get a new Hitman game already? Why is this K&L game even getting a sequel when people want a new Hitman game?

SmallMafia
SmallMafia

I hope this doesnt mean they're going to overlook the polishing part of the game. Somehow Im just not convinced from their statement lol usually games are delayed haha

ymarkman
ymarkman

I hope this one is better than the previous...

LtReviews
LtReviews

"with development now complete, why keep people waiting any longer?" hahaha! Like that is the real reason they are releasing early. What they were really saying is "we need to get this game selling before the new Halo and Medal of Honor games hit the shelves, AS FAST AS POSSIBLE!!!"

spy2828
spy2828

Ok people... Keep ON COMPLAINING ON THE FIRST ONE. I say keep on complaining... One of the best stories ever and everyone seems to be complaining. Whatever...

dynomitemasta
dynomitemasta

The first one wasn't that bad, in fact it had some really good moments... of coarse someone had to bring up you know what, figures. Anyway, I'm getting it... I'm running out of new games.

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

What? Nobody has made a 'Gamespot will give it a 9.5 so nobody gets fired this time!' joke yet? For shame! Actually rather sad that a generic, uninspired franchise like this gets multiple entries AND costs people their jobs.

jaredcrazy3232
jaredcrazy3232

It looks very interesting, as far as art design is concerned. plus releasing in the summer is a smart move, most gamers are just waiting for some big title and if this is all they can get than so be it. plus you don't wanna be to close to september as people might opt to save for the next big release and bypass this game entirely.

cowmaster2k3
cowmaster2k3

Got to play the multiplayer at E3... they are taking it in a great direction. Loads of fun

dakan45
dakan45

Aghh, it is still 3 days but.... still its a delay.