The original Kane & Lynch: Dead Men was somewhat entertaining but riddled with plenty of issues, so we're hoping Eidos will deliver something decidedly better when the sequel is released next year.

It has been announced that Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days will arrive some time next year for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. This confirmation comes straight from Square-Enix Europe but as a reminder, the game will ship with the Eidos brand name and IO Interactive is at the helm once again and this time around, they're using a little shock value to help titillate the consumer. They're not only calling this sequel "a new visual experience inspired by documentary filmmakers and the user-generated era," but we've also seen some truly questionable video content already. For more, check out the two viral videos , which are both disturbing in their own ways. It seems much of the story will be told via security cameras and what is seen on those cameras is enough to make most people cringe. Obviously, Dead Men wasn't nearly controversial enough to make the splash they desired…oh wait, no, it wasn't that; it was that the game itself wasn't very good.  That's what it was.

Well, anyway, it'll certainly be interesting to see how Dog Days turns out. You can make it as insane as you like but if the gameplay still falters, you won't sell many copies. Such is the way of the gaming world.

Related Game(s): Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days

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Cavan
Cavan
11 years ago

i might be wrong, but i dont recon many from this community will be interested in this game, naturally will have to wait for the review to see if its any good.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
11 years ago

I'll play it. I kinda enjoyed the first one though it was lacking in a lot of areas. Still it killed a few hours. That's why I use Gamefly to test out the games I'm not sure of.

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

As Cavan predicted, i'm not interested. I actually never even saw any gameplay vid's for the last one.

nickert0n
nickert0n
11 years ago

After the bullspit firing of Jeff Gerstman from Gamespot because he gave the orignal a fair review, I will not even be looking in this games direction.

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
11 years ago

With all the AAA games that come out these days, I just don't see how people find the time to devote to all these mid level games. Maybe if I were in my 20's again, or didn't have a wife and two kids.

I would play through Uncharted 2 again, rather than play this game. I suppose I am needlessly degrading a game that hasn't even came out yet, but from the sounds of it, the first one wasn't very good, I just don't see the point for a second. It is competing with too many good games out there for gamers playing time.


Last edited by MyWorstNightmar on 11/18/2009 1:01:56 PM

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
11 years ago

the first one was crap and they're talkin about sodomy in this one. so i think none of us is interested it this game

NiteKrawler
NiteKrawler
11 years ago

I'm 22 and I don't see how people have the time for playing all these games either. I only get the greatest AAA titles (the one's that are usually loved by most gamers, I know it is subjective). I don't have the money to spend on these "meh" games. And if I did, I wouldn't be spending it on them anyway.

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

Let's see, make a game with crap gameplay weak camera work and a utter crap split screen mode and then pepper it wholly with as many "F" bombs and blood as you can and hope for a hit on shear shock value alone.

Fast forward 2 or so years later and make a sequel to that game with sodomy, naked characters, and as much shock value as you can cram into it and hope that the failings of the original are forgotten by enough people that you can turn a profit on a game franchise that has a rocky history at best.

I am smelling something fishy here. Sorry, but I will take a pass on this one unless a reliable source (Ben or Arnold) can compel me otherwise to spend my money on this one.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

Hmmm i did like the first one but this just doesnt sound good, i'm already sick of seeing documentary styled material in cinemas i dont want games to follow this lousy trend to

Poor_boy
Poor_boy
11 years ago

Those two remind me of John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson from Pulp Fiction. I'm open to all ideas so I'll be keeping an eye out on this one.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

HEY! No beating on dogs. I love dogs.

Anyway this will be the second time I am with Ultima on a subject, the documentary sh*t is SOOOO played out.

I don't think the first K&L was nearly as bad as people say, (some parts were really satisfying) but yeah it had some problems and I never finished it because of those problems.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 11/18/2009 5:38:18 PM

Lairfan
Lairfan
11 years ago

I probably won't get it even if reviews are positive, its just not the kind of game I'm interested in.

Naztycuts
Naztycuts
11 years ago

Eidos just make another Hitman game or something, admit that K&L failed.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
11 years ago

Do they really think people would pay money for that? Really?

God those videos were terrible. If this game only makes you cringe when playing it, then its not a good game.

And I completely agree with all you out there.
1. There's already enough AAA games to keep us busy for… well, ever!!! Specially on PS3.

2. Documentary videos and reality styled TV and films have been done to death. Please, oh please, move on.

3. The first Kane and Lynch was okay, I really don't see why it needed a sequel, let alone a sequel aimed to only shock players.

4. Which brings me to my final point, games that aim to shock with brutal violence usually don't fair well, especially if its the core gameplay and story thats shocking and terrible. One scene like from Modern Warfare 2 might be okay for story purposes, but a whole game? Manhunt 2 is proof that shock value doesn't mean higher sales.

___________
___________
11 years ago

slap on a decent storyline and this could do well, though just one thing.
WTF does a naked man running through a chinese shop have to do with this?
i swear to god advertisements are getting weirder and weirder as the days go on.
like sonys latest add for bravia tvs is a bunch of colorful bunnies jumping around.
or the new nestle chocolate add is a purple car in a drag race.
WTF does a drag race have to do with chocolate?
its official, advertisers seriously need to lay off the acid!

jaybiv
jaybiv
11 years ago

Bump most of ya'll. The first game was a blast for me. Yeah, it had it's issues, but what game doesn't? They all do. Just for some of you, if you like the game you are more forgiving of those issues. The mp had a great idea, just not enough people playing the game to sustain it. At the end of the day, to each his own. Hopefully, there is a demo for this one.

The Doom
The Doom
11 years ago

i didn't care for the first so, whatever


Last edited by The Doom on 11/19/2009 2:55:06 PM

Sky_Genesis
Sky_Genesis
11 years ago

I dont know didnt really feel anything special toward the game…the first was ok in demo form

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

I thought the 1st one was OK, but…..

(***SPOILER ALERT***)….. I couldn't get past the point where I had to try & stop that giant dirt mover truck from running over his daughter, so I never went back to it.

Guess I should go back & retry to kill that driver again.