20110928shank21 Electronic Arts and Klei Entertainment Announced Shank 2 for Early 2012

Electronic Arts and Klei Entertainment announced today that they will be releasing Shank 2 for Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network, and PC in early 2012.

“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.”

“We are honored to again partner with the visionary talent of Klei Entertainment,” said Jamil Moledina, Director, Business Development at EA Partners. “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.”

This will, of course, be a sequel to the original Shank and will feature an arcade-style survival co-op mode along with more of the 2D side-scrolling that the first was filled with.