Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days Details Revealed

February 26, 2010 Written by Sebastian Moss

While the original Kane & Lynch may have received mixed reviews, IO Interactive have remained faithful to their franchise, endeavouring to best the first title, and create a game worthy of the renowned Hitman developer, with their sequel Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days. Little has been announced about the game, other than a bizarre and exciting trailer, but now an ESRB listing has let the “dog” out the bag, revealing juicy new details about the title.

The listing states:

This is a third-person shooter in which players assume the role of two criminals through the underworld of Shanghai. The game incorporates a stylized surveillance-camera art style that supplements the action. Players shoot their way around the city in search of a specific target. They assassinate suspects, infiltrate the mob, and kill many enemies along the way. Sniper shots and gun battles against enemies are frenetic and depicted realistically. Intense depictions include damage inflicted on civilians: players can walk up to any character and shoot them at point-blank range; the dead can be shot on the ground, causing frequent splashes and pools of blood. Blood frequently stains city streets, subway walls, and vehicles. In a sequence occurring after implied torture, the two criminals are depicted with slash marks and gashes across their bodies; the characters are naked except for a blurry mosaic effect. The game contains some references to the drug trade (e.g., “coke”), and use of the words f**k, motherf**ker, and sh*t.

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