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.

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

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Anonymous
Anonymous
12 years ago

I really wonder if people care for this game or the upcoming movie.

It just seems too me-too to me.

Dig that crazy sentence.

TEG3SH
TEG3SH
12 years ago

as for the sentence I really dig it, but as for the whole comment not.

Kanye and Lynch 1 although it had so many problems, the game was actually hella fun, it was one of those games that I didn't care for the graphics as much as the gameplay, believe me u should give it a chance albeit the bad graphics and tearing

TEG3SH
TEG3SH
12 years ago

I know I deserve 100 thumbs down for using hella earlier, but all i have to say is damn u cartman, u made it cool .lol

ColTater
ColTater
12 years ago

The first one was addmittedly crap and has that black cloud with all that paid review hoo ha, but this one "looks" to haved upped the anty quite a bit, so it will be a D1R from Gamefly. D1R = Day one Rental

kraygen
kraygen
12 years ago

The first 1 was so bad that if this game got perfect 10's from every review, I'd still wait to find it in the bargain bin.

TEG3SH
TEG3SH
12 years ago

I would love to own ur lightsaber so I can hit u on the head with it. JK but cmon man it was actually really fun, something missing from most games this gen,

kraygen
kraygen
12 years ago

sorry, I just couldn't get into it, I hated everything about it. Altho to be fair its not my favorite genre of game to begin with.

ed_winchester
ed_winchester
12 years ago

I Thought nobody liked the first one, is there really a demand for this sequel?

TEG3SH
TEG3SH
12 years ago

yep I liked it as many others i believe, it was a hidden gem (early on the ps3 life ) i think

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
12 years ago

Wasnt really a hidden gym, it was advertised quite a bit, a lot of hype surrounded it, and as far as im concerned it failed. I can see why some people did enjoy it though. Its different and appealing.

Jalex
Jalex
12 years ago

Too close to 'Mafia II' for me.
I'll still pick this up because I love IO (though they're really killing me with the wait for 'Hitman V'), but I think it's going to be a post-Christmas purchase as of right now.

TEG3SH
TEG3SH
12 years ago

no believe me it's not. Mafia 2 is a retro GTA while this one is Hitman on crack, believe me if u like hitman u will love this


Last edited by TEG3SH on 7/13/2010 7:31:47 PM

kraygen
kraygen
12 years ago

I like hitman contracts, but I don't see a connection between it and kane and lynch.

Hitman was stealth and strategy, K&L was 3rd person shooter.

Jalex
Jalex
12 years ago

@TEG3SH
Just so you know, comparing 'Mafia' to 'Grand Theft Auto' is never going to win you any points with any fan of the series.

And as I said, I will eventually pick up 'Dog Days', but it's mostly due to my respect for IO and not much else.

Ole_Gunner
Ole_Gunner
12 years ago

Watch this space: Kane and Lynch 2 just might prove to be the sleeper hit of 2010

TEG3SH
TEG3SH
12 years ago

damn right

TEG3SH
TEG3SH
12 years ago

After spamming this topic enough, I only have one more thing to say CANT WAIT 🙂


Last edited by TEG3SH on 7/13/2010 7:36:17 PM

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
12 years ago

The first game was a huge let down. This game looks a lot better just from screens and that video since thats as much as I have followed. But I don't really think I'll be getting this, although it is offering something a little different, which is nice. That may end up being the only plus, as it was for the first.

___________
___________
12 years ago

meh, same day as mafa 2 ill pass!
mafia 2 is going to keep me busy for quite a while, plus dead rising 2 is releasing that week too so.
in this industry you need to leave a impression, otherwise your going to fall by the way side.
sadly, this is what will happen with K&L2.
releasing a new IP and it sucking, also does not help, not many games recover from that!

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
12 years ago

It wasn't the greatest, but I liked the first one(ahh what the hell, I even liked Haze too LOL).

But so far this one's looking 100 times better than the first, and I think the difference will be just as amazing to see & play, as the extreme jump from KZ1 to KZ2 was too.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
12 years ago

Haze was well, it wasn't bad. Hype ruined it lol. I was enjoying playing Haze up until I realized I was done with it in one sitting. It was to be fair, playable!