Shank, a game that centered on one man’s extremely violent quest for revenge, was an interesting exercise in platforming if not a runaway hit. Shank 2 picks up where the story of the original left off, placing players into the shoes of the very same character, albeit with new moves and new weapons for brutally dispatching foes.
Klei Entertainment, the company behind both Shank titles, announced that Shank 2 would be making its official debut on Xbox Live Arcade, PSN and PC on February 7. European gamers will have to wait a day, however, as their launch isn’t scheduled until February 8.
Shank 2 is similar to its predecessor in terms of game mechanics; however, Klei has added a new survival mode which allows you to cooperate with a friend (online or nearby) to dispatch endless waves of ever-more-dangerous foes. It looks like the stuff that worked in the first game is still present, with a few tweaks and additions here and there. You can see it in action below: