IO Interactive has confirmed that Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days is set for a 2010 release date for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. The sequel to 2007’s Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days promises that “every aspect of the game has been designed to deliver a fresh perspective to the words ‘intensity’ and ‘realism’ in video games.”
It will be hard for IO Interactive to deliver on that claim after the poor reception that Kane and Lynch: Dead Men received two years ago. Dead Men already contained a lot of profanity and violence, so I’m curious to see how IO puts a “fresh perspective” on “intensity.” Maybe they added a new gun that, instead of bullets, fires babies that curse as much as possible before exploding on contact. Actually, that would clash with the realism goal.
Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days also features “a new visual experience” that “is inspired by documentary filmmakers and the user-generated era.” If the two new videos on the Kane and Lynch website are any indication, this new visual experience will be rough and raw, security camera style. I just hope that part about the “user-generated era” doesn’t have anything to do with YouTube.
Since documentary filmmakers create films that document real events. Is IO Interactive trying to tell us that Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days is based on a true story? Or are they just preparing us for a lot of camera shake?
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is a raw and brutal crime shooter designed to take players on an even more intense story experience, following two of gaming’s most disturbed criminals, through the gritty Shanghai underworld.
Introducing a new visual experience, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is inspired by documentary filmmakers and the user-generated era. Every aspect of the game has been designed to deliver a fresh perspective to the words ‘intensity’ and ‘realism’ in video games.
“Gamers are always looking for something new and that is exactly what they are going to get with Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days,” said Niels Jorgensen, general manager of IO Interactive. “A special thanks to gamers worldwide for their feedback. They are certainly in for a shock as we, with immense pride, welcome back our two dear, violent and somewhat unfortunate friends.“