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XBLA Wednesday: February 8
8 years ago

XBLA Wednesday: February 8

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You feel like stabbing or do you feel like shooting? This week’s XBLA Wednesday will settle both appetites. First up, Shank 2, the sequel to the original 2010 game, …
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Shank 2 Guide – Survival Guide

ENEMIES! Goons everywhere, and the shanks are a-hungering for some combo money score bonus awesomeness! Seriously though, Survival is a tough gig. You’ve got 30 waves to live through and …
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Shank 2 Guide – Collectables and the Kitchen Sink

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Level 1 – The Dark Road Home

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Shank 2’s survival multiplayer character Karina isn’t just a re-skin of Shank
8 years ago

Shank 2’s survival multiplayer character Karina isn’t just a re-skin of Shank

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In our recent interview with Shank 2‘s Jamie Cheng, he pointed out that Karina isn’t just the character icon next to Shank’s in the Survival multiplayer. Roughly half the character skins unlockable in Survival Multiplayer, of which there are a total of 16, are Karina characters and the other half are Shank. Shank-alikes play like Shank with his weaponry but have different stats, same with Karina’s. In fact, some of Karina’s weaponry won’t even be usable in the single player at all (since you don’t play as Karina),  so the only way to experience it is to play as Karina. This is pretty awesome news, hopefully it will encourage people to play the multiplayer and try out Karina’s gameplay. Read More

XBLA Fancast Special: Shank 2 Interview
8 years ago

XBLA Fancast Special: Shank 2 Interview

We love ourselves a good 2D anything here at XBLA Fans, so this week we interviewed Jamie Cheng, Founder of Klei Entertainment. Klei is known for many things, but chiefly here on XBLA we know them for developing Shank, a 2D brawler filled to the brim with weapons, stabbing, shooting and most of all, shanking. We’ve interviewed Jamie before about the game, but this time we got in-depth and talk at length about all things Shank, Shank 2 and Klei in general.

Specifically speaking Jamie discusses a bit of his opinions on Shank and how he and his team wanted to improve on what they achieved with Shank. We discuss some of the flaws in Shank and how they’ve been addressed in Shank 2. On top of that, we discuss the reasoning behind choosing a survival mode as this game’s multiplayer mode instead of another co-op campaign. There’s also plenty of Klei-related talk for those interested in learning more about an indie developer.

Any fans of brawlers should check out Shank and Shank 2, the latter of which has had plenty of awesome coverage over the last couple months. There’s single player footage and footage of the new survival mode as well as all kinds of cool things for fans like this Shank 3D papercraft. There have been quite a few changes to the Shank experience for Shank 2 and Jamie and I spare no detail when discussing them, especially with survival mode.

Shank 2 is out on XBLA on February 8 for 800MSP.

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Shank 2’s Survival Mode takes center stage in new vid
8 years ago

Shank 2’s Survival Mode takes center stage in new vid

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  There’s just one week to go until EA releases Klei’s Shank 2 on February 8, and they’ve dropped a new video properly introducing fans to the new multiplayer …
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Rhythm Party may be squeezing into a busy February release schedule
8 years ago

Rhythm Party may be squeezing into a busy February release schedule

Upcoming XBLA dance game Rhythm Party has been spotted on Xbox Live Marketplace with a due date of February 8. No official confirmation has been announced from Microsoft or …
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Klei Entertainment talking Shank 2 with fans
8 years ago

Klei Entertainment talking Shank 2 with fans

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“Is it bad that I’m procrastinating right now by posting random stuff on facebook? Go on, ask me something.”

This was posted on the Shank Facebook page very recently. …
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Shank 2 game preview shows off new multiplayer

Klei Entertainment’s sequel to their beat ’em up, shoot ’em up, shank ’em up brawler Shank is more than just a return to character. While the core game remains …
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Shank 2 release date announced
8 years ago

Shank 2 release date announced

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Klei Entertainment announced today that Shank 2 will be released on XBLA… *drumroll*… February 8 for 800 MSP! In a few short weeks you can experience the next installment …
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