Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days Announced

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 18, 2009 8:00am PST IO Interactive today formally announced Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, the sequel to its million-selling 2007 shooter Kane & Lynch: Dead Men whose existence and name have both been public knowledge for quite some time now.

A press statement boasts "every aspect of the game has been designed to deliver a fresh perspective to the words 'intensity' and 'realism' in video games," with IO Interactive general manager Niels Jorgensen adding, "Gamers are always looking for something new and that is exactly what they are going to get with Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days."

"Introducing a new visual experience," the Hitman developer declares, "Dog Days is inspired by documentary filmmakers and the user-generated era" as it probes "the gritty Shanghai underworld." A pair of teaser trailers--included below--offer a distorted security camera perspective, though they of course do not necessarily reflect the game's style.

A Kane & Lynch movie is currently in production, with Bruce Willis set to star as Kane. Dog Days is slated to hit PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2010.

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  • The first one for the PC was okay, but it could've been a lot better. It performed not-so-good on my system, first off - not a good sign. Second of all, the game really needs a cover button a la Gears of War series or R6: Vegas series. If I walk up to a wall or some object to hide behind, I don't want to be pigeon-holed into wondering "Is the game going to put me in cover mode or not?" Sometimes, you wanted it to, it didn't - other times, you didn't want it to cover and it did. What the hell? Let me tap a button and let that put me into cover mode.

    I do like IO and their Hitman games and Freedom Fighters. So, let's hope IO can fix a lot of the issues Kane & Lynch: Dead Men had in this new sequel here.

    And please don't use G4WL. When I played K&L:DM on the PC, NOBODY was playing this online. And I was looking forward to the MP. What a waste. Use some dedicated servers, Steam, or GameSpy or something some people actually use.