Eidos sent over the debut trailer for Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days, which stands out among most other videogame trailers. It acts as a prequel to the events of the game and almost works as a standalone short film. Check it out!

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is a raw and brutal crime shooter designed to take players on an intense and unforgiving experience, following two of gaming’s most authentic and realistic criminals through the gritty Shanghai underworld. Get a glimpse of the stark circumstances facing the world’s two most notorious criminals in the highly-charged debut trailer and witness the events prior to their bare-knuckle exploits in Dog Days.

While of course we always have to wait for the gameplay trailers to see what the game is really like (and if they’ve listened to criticisms from the first), I’m really loving the feel of all of these videos so far. IO Interactive has have said that they’re going for a more realistic and gritty feel for this game and the trailer sure exudes it.

They also just released these first screenshots from the game. What do you guys think?

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