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.
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.

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are 19 comments about this story