Square Enix is to release Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days a week early in Europe and the US.
Originally due on August 24 in the US and August 27 in EU, the IO sequel will now drop on August 17 and 20 respectively for both regions on PS3, 360 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 IO boss Niels Jørgensen.
The game sees you in the shoes of the schizophrenic Lynch, who, with Kane, faces some of Shanghai’s biggest troubles after “a simple job” goes wrong.
PR is below, as is a new multiplayer video.
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.