IO Interactive announced today that Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is going to hit next year for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. I’ve still never played the first one, but know friends who loved it more for its multiplayer than anything else, which let you backstab your friends and run off with all the money from a heist.

The sequel is set in the Shanghai underworld (you never really see the “overworld” of Shanghai in videogames, do you?) and they’re claiming it will be an even more intense experience. In a cryptic paragraph the press release claims that the game 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 Jørgensen, 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.”

We shall see if they can shock us, especially after what Modern Warfare 2 put us through. Keep an eye on for updates. 

They’ve also released these two short videos demonstrating the most realistic look they’re going for- security camera footage of the duo getting into trouble. Make sure to check out the latter- dog days indeed!

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