PRESS RELEASE | X360, PS3 Tuesday, July 13, 2010 | 5:08 PM

Kane & Lynch are ahead of time

Kane & Lynch are ahead of time

IO Interactive has informed us that Kane & Lynch: Dog Days has gone gold and that it will hit the stores one week earlier than planned: on August 17th in North America and on August 20th in Europe. As a bonus, here is a new multiplayer trailer.

Press release:

COPENHAGEN (July 13, 2010) — IO Interactive, a part of Square Enix® Europe, is pleased to confirm that Kane & Lynch 2: Dog DaysTM has gone gold and will now release one week earlier than previously scheduled on August 17, 2010 in North America and August 20 throughout Europe and other PAL territories*, on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC.

“The team has worked hard to deliver a game that’s different from the current trend of third-person shooters and we’re so pleased to be able to share it with the world ahead of schedule,” said Niels Jørgensen, general manager of IO Interactive. “With development now complete, why keep people waiting any longer? We want to let gamers experience the game we’ve created and get them online betraying their friends in Fragile Alliance, so we have decided to bring the release date forward by one week.”

Experience 48 hours of hell with two of gaming’s most notorious criminals in Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days. Kane and Lynch face the consequences when a simple job gone wrong sets off a desperate and frantic struggle to escape the entire Shanghai underworld. Ground-breaking art direction, relentless action gameplay and innovative multiplayer redefine the action shooter experience and positions Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days as the standout shooter of 2010.

Pre-order your copy of the game now to receive the exclusive Radio Tower multi-player map, seven new multi-player weapons and eight Chinese costume masks to hide your criminal identity.
Pre-orders available at all good retailers.

Multiplayer video
Download: WMV HD

All comments

Commented on 2010-07-13 17:41:14
Ahead of time...right. Could it be because they were initially up against Maffia 2?
Anyhow, good news for me, I'm waiting for the game.
Commented on 2010-07-13 18:28:56
I wish the game well, I love the direction they took w/ this game and it's whole gritty style is done well, better than most games of a similar theme.

Good luck guys!
Commented on 2010-07-13 19:27:48
Day 1, baby. Hope this will be game-of-the-year material, with an amazing story as good as the first.
Commented on 2010-07-13 20:37:02
Now I'll have enough time to finish it before focusing on Mafia 2.
Commented on 2010-07-14 01:40:19
Mafia 2 is the only open world game I'll play this year. Sorry, I don't want to get RDR just because of the similar gameplay with GTA 4.
Commented on 2010-07-14 16:34:37
Was really impressed with the demo! I really didn't think this would be that different to the first but i have to say they have done a really good job! Well done IO for taking their mistakes and really doing a great job. Good luck guys :D
Commented on 2010-07-17 10:00:29
I can honestly say that I was highly impressed with the demo. I'm gonna buy it on day one. I always thought of the first game as one of those games that fell just short of being great.
It had too many nagging issues to be enjoyable IMO.

BUT, After playing the demo I can say that ALL of the issues are now gone. It doesn't even feel like the same game at all. Honestly, I can't think of a sequel that has made more of an improvement than Kane & Lynch.
Commented on 2010-07-17 10:41:36 In reply to jb457
Posted by jb457
BUT, After playing the demo I can say that ALL of the issues are now gone. It doesn't even feel like the same game at all. Honestly, I can't think of a sequel that has made more of an improvement than Kane & Lynch.
In the same generation or sequal in general?
If in general then I will mention Killzone 1 to Killzone 2...probably add Killzone 3 (probably, havent seen much obviously).

But from the videos I seen, the recoil is quite crazy and it takes too much bullets to kill someone.
I did try the first game, aiming was bad as well as the over being clunky.

But K&L2 demo is coming to PSN Plus+ on 20th and 27th (i think) as a public demo, I will definitely download it and try it. I really like the look of the "trick" they have used for the visuals, some of the lighting flares reminds me of Killzone 2, I love them :)
Commented on 2010-07-17 14:55:02
Way to mention Killzone like 5 times.

This game looks great; can't wait to play it!

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