There may not be many hotly anticipated games for the summer, but perhaps that drought will allow titles like Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days to shine.
Today, IO Interactive and Square-Enix Europe have confirmed that this gritty sequel has officially gone gold and now has a finalized release date. The good news is that it'll launch on August 17 in North America and August 20 in Europe and PAL territories, which is one week earlier than originally scheduled. The game certainly looks like a definite upgrade over the first title, and the dark, violent, in-your-face atmosphere and environment should definitely turn some heads. Said Niels Jorgensen, general manager of IO Interactive:
"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."
The game spans 48 hours of hell with two of the most notorious criminals around; a simple job goes terribly wrong in Shanghai and it's all downhill from there. Featuring "groundbreaking art direction, relentless action gameplay and innovative multiplayer," IO seeks to deliver an entertaining and perhaps even unforgettable experience. Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is coming for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.
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