EA and Klei Entertainment announced today that Shank
, an XBLA side-scrolling brawler, will be receiving a sequel next year.Shank 2
follows the main character, Shank, as he protects those close to him from the people with whom he associated himself in the past. Like the first game, Shank 2
will feature co-op, but it will also introduce an "arcade-style survival co-op mode that has gamers working together to take down their foes".
Jamie Cheng, founder of Klei Entertainment, had the following to say about the upcoming title:
Creatively, Shank still has a lot to give. We took the feedback from the community and ran with it, putting our own flavor on every change. For Shank 2, we literally took apart the game and put it back together to push the envelope in combat mechanics, visuals, and 2D animation in games.
On the publisher's side, Jamil Moledina, Director, Business Development at EA Partners, added his thoughts:
We are honored to again partner with the visionary talent of Klei Entertainment. Shank 2 showcases their ability to blend emotionally resonant yet sardonically violent storytelling with pitch perfect controls and art design and confirms EA Partners' strategy of bringing the best independent games simultaneously to all leading digital platforms.Edit:
We now have an announcement trailer for you, too:
will be available on the Xbox LIVE Arcade in Early 2012. If you want to give the original title a try, now is as good a time as any as it happens to be on sale
this week. You can download Shank
for the current price of 600 MSP. If you wait until after next Tuesday, the price will return to the game's regular 1200 MSP price tag.