Shank Preview (PS3)

Written by igcompany on 01 July 2010.

Game Info

Electronic Arts and Klei Entertainment team up to bring gamers Shank, a cinematic brawler that mixes classic beat-em-up gameplay with the flair of some of the most iconic pulp movies of this generation. Shank launches as a downloadable title in 2010 for the PLAYSTATION 3 (PSN), XBOX 360 (XBLA), and PC.

Betrayed by the only family he ever knew and left for dead it’s up to Shank to seek revenge for the death of his beloved at the hands of the underworld’s deadliest assassins. Utilizing his knowledge of gang warfare and weaponry Shank must battle his way through the criminal underground in order to seek revenge against the people for bringing his world crashing down around him.

Shank immerses gamers in a side-scrolling, highly cinematic revenge story. With the ability to string together endless combos of mayhem and destruction and an array of blood-spilling weapons at your disposal, Shank seeks to reboot the 2D brawler and take it to a level of production never before seen.

Utilizing a unique 2D art style featuring diverse settings, unique visual effects, and the most fluid animation seen to date, Shank stands apart from its brawler counterparts and stands out in a crowd.

Shank is being developed by Klei Entertainment and was nominated for “Excellence in Visual Arts” at the 2010 Independent Games Festival.

  • Unique Art Style – Step into a moving graphic novel with the most fluid 2D animation ever seen in a videogame.
  • Cinematic Experience – Using professionally animated cut scenes interspersed with Tarantino-style pulp storytelling, Shank tells a tale of guilt, redemption, and revenge in a way never before seen in a downloadable title.
  • Dynamic Combo System – String together endless combos of mayhem and destruction on the fly and pummel your opponents to the ground using an exhaustive arsenal of weapons.

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