Shank Returns in Shank 2

The bloodshed ain’t over just yet...

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris


Shank is making a comeback, announced EA Games and Klei Entertainment today. Shank 2 will be coming to the Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and PC in early 2012.

Shank 2 will see Shank return to duty once again to defend those close to him. The game will bring back the series’ staple Venture Bros.-esque visual aesthetic and brutal side-scrolling, beat-em-up gameplay. Shank 2 will even feature a new co-op “survival” mode, which sees two players teaming up to take down hordes of enemies by using the environment and weapon pick-ups to their advantage.

“Creatively, Shank still has a lot to give” said Jamie Cheng, founder of Klei Entertainment. “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."

Over on Klei’s official website, the company has posted the first trailer for Shank 2. Give it a watch below. Consider me pumped.

Shank 2 Announcement Trailer from Jamie Cheng on Vimeo.