In an incredibly rare move, IO Interactive today announced that their upcoming Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days has already gone gold, and will now release a week earlier than previously scheduled! The game is now set for release on August 17th in North America and August 20th through Europe and PAL territories.
IO's general manager Niels Jørgensen had the following to say about the change:
“The team has worked hard to deliver a game that’s different from the current trend of third-person shooters and we’re so pleased to be able to share it with the world ahead of schedule. With development now complete, why keep people waiting any longer? We want to let gamers experience the game we’ve created and get them online betraying their friends in Fragile Alliance, so we have decided to bring the release date forward by one week.”On top of that, they've released a new multiplayer trailer for the game:
If that wasn't enough, IO Interactive also announced that if you pre-order the game you'll receive "the exclusive Radio Tower multi-player map, seven new multi-player weapons and eight Chinese costume masks to hide your criminal identity." Don't worry though, that isn't just one specific store, and should be available at "all good retailers." Not you, Zavvi.
A week early! Woo!
Finally, it's been confirmed that the currently exclusive, code-only-access demo for the game will be release publicly before the game's release, so expect that to hit the Marketplace within the coming weeks.
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