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Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days trailer and screens


Jul 30
// Jim Sterling
Here's a brand new trailer and a batch of fresh screenshots for Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, otherwise known as pretty much the only retail game in August that I'm looking forward to. The latest trailer is pretty mental, wi...
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A quick glimpse at the Kane & Lynch comic book


Jul 29
// Jordan Devore
We previously told you that a Kane & Lynch comic book was on the way. All well and good, especially considering the flawed-but-interesting nature of K&L, but now we have something even better: a couple of pages from t...
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Kane and Lynch 2 demo hitting PS Plus on Tuesday


Jul 18
// Matthew Razak
All you PS3 owners out there who have been waiting to get your hands on the Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days like 360 owners have been doing for a while now don't have to wait much longer -- as long as you pay Sony 50 bucks a year ...
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Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days getting released a week early


Jul 13
// Jim Sterling
Can't wait to step into the shoes of a schizophrenic sociopath and shoot Chinese policemen in the face? Good news is coming your way then, with news that Square Enix is publishing Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days a week earlier i...
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Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days screenshots are for looking at


Jul 09
// Jim Sterling
A fresh batch of Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days screenshots are here for your amusement. Look at them if you like looking at screenshots of things.  After having played the demo, I am keeping myself optimistically hopeful ...
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Kane and Lynch 2's Arcade Mode gets screens


Jul 03
// Matthew Razak
We've already told you all about Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days' multiplayer mode "Fragile Alliance," and I'm sure you're chomping at the bit to get some time with it. However, you might want to take a step back and get some prac...
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I'm one of the most forgiving writers you'll find on the subject of Kane & Lynch: Dead Men. No, it wasn't a good game, packed full of balancing and technical problems, but its commitment to miserable protagonists and unco...

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Get the Kane & Lynch 2 demo today, possibly


Jul 01
// Jordan Devore
So, Nick told you about the forthcoming Kane & Lynch 2 demo. I'm here to remind you it's no longer forthcoming. While a traditional open-to-all demo is coming to PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 before the game comes out, ...
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Exclusive Kane & Lynch 2 demo hitting Xbox 360 in July


Jun 25
// Nick Chester
[Update] We've clarified with a Square Enix rep that "exclusive" means for a limited time only, and that PlayStation 3 and PC gamers can expect a "consumer demo" in the future, as well. No timing has been revealed, so if you ...
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Exclusive: Kane & Lynch 2 comic book cover


Jun 22
// Dale North
We've known for a bit that Square Enix's Kane & Lynch 2 would be getting its own comic book. The game story's comic, which further explores the duo's past, is getting its adaptation from DC's Wildstorm label, and is writt...
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E3 10: Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days show floor video thing


Jun 17
// Matthew Razak
I am seriously running out of clever headlines to inform you of gameplay videos on the E3 showroom floor. We just have a seriously staggering amount of them to show off for you, as you have most likely noticed. Next up is so...
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Kane and Lynch's Kane drunk dials us, has wrong number


Jun 11
// Nick Chester
So around 10:30 last night, I received a phone call from an unknown number. I sent the call to voice mail for two reasons. One, I gave at the office. Two, I was trying to watch RoboCop with my wife. Priorities. Turned out it...
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This trailer for Kane & Lynch 2 is piquing my interest


Jun 08
// Conrad Zimmerman
I didn't play Kane & Lynch, myself. The reviews more or less convinced me to stay far, far away. But this E3 trailer for Dog Days is making me consider picking it up just to get to know more about the characters. Th...
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Kane and Lynch movie director has left film


May 29
// Matthew Razak
More disappointing news for those who thought a quality videogame movie might be on the horizon (all one of you). The Latino Review is reporting that the upcoming Kane and Lynch movie, starring Buce Willis and Jamie Foxx, has...
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Kane & Lynch 2's "Cops & Robbers" multiplayer mode is basically the game's deathmatch. Six players will be the criminals that need to escape with the loot while the other six will be the cops that need to take crimin...

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So it's bad enough that you have to worry about people betraying you in Kane & Lynch 2. That worry amps up when you go into "Undercover Cop" mode. The gametype plays out just like "Fragile Alliance" with the addition of ...

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Destructoid is bringing you previews of Kane & Lynch 2's multiplayer mode ever Wednesday this month! Today we're looking at the "Fragile Alliance" mode, which is more or less an online version of the "Arcade" mode that y...

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Kane & Lynch movie poster confirms Jamie Foxx as Lynch


May 11
// Jim Sterling
Empire Magazine was in Cannes recently and stumbled upon something that might be of interest to you. That something is a poster decorating the front of the Majestic Hotel, officially promoting the Kane & Lynch movie. As y...

Friend or foe: Kane & Lynch 2's multiplayer mode preview

May 05 // Hamza CTZ Aziz
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (Xbox 360 [Previewed], PlayStation 3, PC)Developer: IO Interactive Publisher: Eidos Interactive, Square EnixTo be released: August 24, 2010 The second you kill a teammate, your name will turn red letting the others know that you're trying to be a d-bag and the betraying player can then be killed by the others. If a player shoots someone but doesn't kills them, then a yellow flag will go over that player's head indicating that he might be trying to betray others. The yellow flag is a short term grace period. He's still technically on the team helping out, but the other players have the chance at taking the potential offender out without suffering any repercussions.  The multiplayer all boils down to paranoia. Can you really trust the others? Will the guy behind you continue giving you support fire or use you as a human shield? Oh yes, others can use you as a meat shield and hang on to you as long as they want. Players can get out of the hold through a mini-game, but the person holding the other can maintain the hold through a mini-game as well. Every multiplayer map has some sort of story based on a real life event. In the one we were shown, you play as a group of thugs that heard about a heist another group had planned. Your team is waiting in the shadows for the other group to come out of a building with the stolen cash. As soon as they exit the building, the multiplayer starts and you have to take these guys out. Once they're all dead and the money has been collected, it's a mad dash to get to the escape vehicle. There are cops swarming the level and you have four minutes to get to the escape van. Once at the end of the map, vans will come to pick players up. The first person that gets in a van will be able to hold the vehicle for the others. That person can also bribe the driver to take off immediately. Total dick move, but other players can shoot the van into oblivion as a final act of revenge. After a round is over, you're thrown into the lobby where you can buy new weapons before going into the next match. You have three lives in Arcade mode and the progressively harder mode never ends until you've lost all of your lives. The same visual presentation from the single-player is present in multiplayer, camera effects and all. The "Down not dead" feature is in the multiplayer as well, which gives players a fighting chance before being taken out for good. The multiplayer offerings are pretty fun and thanks to the unique take with the betrayal system, I can see people playing the multiplayer long after the game has been released. Look for some more multiplayer impressions on Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days later this month!
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There are a few multiplayer modes in Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days. This preview is going to cover the Arcade mode, which is a single-player version of the "Fragile Alliance" online multiplayer mode. Expect a few more prev...

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Artist Mona Mur provides soundtrack for Kane & Lynch 2


Apr 28
// Nick Chester
German musician Mona Mur has been confirmed as the soundtrack composer for the upcoming Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days. Mur, an "underground" artist who's garnered cult status in certain scenes, has worked on games before -- sh...
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Family friendly games like Kane & Lynch hit Xbox 360 Games on Demand


Apr 27
// Nick Chester
Wake up the kids -- the Xbox 360 "Games on Demand" channel has been hit with three great family-friendly classics this week! First up is Ubisoft's Far Cry 2, for $29.99. Kick back with your 4-year-old and explore the jungles ...
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Kane and Lynch 2 scores some box art


Apr 12
// Jordan Devore
Kane and Lynch aren't exactly the most gentlemanly fellows to grace cover art, but for Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days, it actually kind of works. The intentional imperfect presentation style of the game -- artifacts, blur, washed...
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Kane and Lynch 2 trailer familiar, totally extended


Apr 07
// Nick Chester
No doubt this Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days trailer looks familiar. I personally posted it not long ago, along with some info from a chat I had with Karsten Lund from IO Interactive, the game's developer. But stick with it and ...
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IO expects Kane & Lynch 2 review scores to be 'better'


Mar 31
// Jim Sterling
If any studio knows about reviews scores, it's IO Interactive. After all, one of Kane & Lynch's scores caused a particular writer to get fired from a particular outlet. Incident aside, Kane & Lynch was given a firm cr...
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Kane & Lynch 2: Texture resolution isn't everything!


Mar 18
// Jim Sterling
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days looks like a YouTube video. Shaky cameras, rough textures, and pixelated violence are all part of the package. Don't adjust your TV set though, that's on purpose. For IO Interactive, creating a gr...
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Kane & Lynch 2 director talks monsters and losers


Mar 18
// Nick Chester
Beyond the grit and the shaky cam, the latest trailer for Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days kicks off where the game itself begins. Kane has been called to Shanghai by Lynch, who has made the massive, bustling Chinese city his ho...
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Kane & Lynch sequel get its dog day dated


Mar 17
// Nick Chester
IO Interactive has announced the release date for Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days today, and that date is August 24 for North America and August 27 for PAL territories. Along with the announcement, the official Web site has upda...

Preview: Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days

Jan 15 // Hamza CTZ Aziz
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (Xbox 360 [Previewed], PlayStation 3, PC)Developer: IO Interactive Publisher: Eidos Interactive, Square EnixTo be released: 2010 In the first Kane & Lynch, you played as Kane who's a very smart and tactical kind of guy. In Dog Days, you're playing as Lynch who's a borderline psychopath. He's the kind of guy that shoots first and ask questions later and IO Interactive wants players to really get a sense of Lynch's persona by giving the game a very gritty and frenzy-like feeling. As you're running around in the game, you'll get the feeling that you're watching an episode of Cops. Dog Days gives you the sense that a camera crew is following Lynch and the gang around. The camera shakes as you run, the picture refocuses when players look directly at a light source and in a very clever move, the screen gets pixaleted when the player gets hurt. Even more fun is when an explosion goes off near the player. The screen gets completely distorted and takes several seconds for the image to readjust. At first, I thought the build of Dog Days I was being shown was broken, but I quickly realized that the "low quality" feel with the visuals IO is going for really helps set the tone of the game. Dogs Days is doing something really unique with it's presentation that I think a lot of people will be able to get into so long as it's given a chance. Gameplay wise, Dog Days is a third-person shooter and has the features you'd come to expect in a game like this. You can hide behind cover, use your enemies as human shields and you'll be able to use the environment to your advantage such as shooting fire extinguishers to cause small explosions. Along with the traditional stuff, Dog Days has a feature called "Down not dead." If a player gets knocked down by enemy fire, the player will have three options in handling the situation. Players can either crawl out of the way to let their health recover, fire from the ground until it's clear to get back up or immediately stand up with the little health you have left. Enemy characters also have the "down not dead" ability. Co-op makes a return in Dog Days and this time you'll be able to play co-op online as well as offline. Throughout the game, there are parts where one player can take the high road while the other takes the low road. It's not a forced choice for either player, but the option is there for people that want to use some tactics. In one of the levels that was shown, Kane runs into a battle while Lynch makes his way to a roof and provides fire from the elevated position. There are instances where both players will need to work together as well, such as opening up large doors or helping each other get over a wall. While the unique look and feel of Dog Days really impressed me, I can't say much for the rest of what I saw. That's not to say the game is bad. We were shown a very early build of Dog Days and a lot of work still needs to be put in before I can get a real sense of what to expect from the final product. My main concern with Dog Days is AI for the enemies and allies. Most of the time, the enemies would just run out in the open ignoring any cover they could have used.  We'll be able to get a better sense of how the game is coming along in a couple of months at the Game Developers Conference. We should be getting hands-on time as well as getting a look at Kane & Lynch 2's multiplayer.
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Years after the events of the original game, Lynch has found himself a new home in Shanghai. Lynch is part of a small crime syndicate made up of ex-patriots from various countries and the group has been making money by doing ...


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