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Kane & Lynch Busting In Your Door One Week Early

Game's done, and now you'll be able to get it in mid-August instead of late-August.

Lock your doors and board up your windows. The Kane & Lynch whirlwind is heading our way earlier than we originally thought. The game is finished, and IO Interactive's third-person shooter is moving up a week, putting it on North American shelves on August 17 and European stores on August 20.

Sounds like the game will also have some kind of pre-order bonus that'll get those of you who are already on-board an extra map and a set of masks that can be worn in multiplayer. Considering one of the issues with the first game's multiplayer was a lack of variety, it seems a little weird to hold maps back like that.

Speaking of holding back, there's a K&L2 demo out there, but it's been tightly controlled via text message contests and other, similar giveaways. We've got a copy of it and we'll have some video of it later this week, but considering that the demo is, like, more enjoyable than the entire first game was, you'd think that Square Enix would be trying to get this thing in as many hands as possible. Jeff Gerstmann on Google+
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Posted by Jeff
Lock your doors and board up your windows. The Kane & Lynch whirlwind is heading our way earlier than we originally thought. The game is finished, and IO Interactive's third-person shooter is moving up a week, putting it on North American shelves on August 17 and European stores on August 20.

Sounds like the game will also have some kind of pre-order bonus that'll get those of you who are already on-board an extra map and a set of masks that can be worn in multiplayer. Considering one of the issues with the first game's multiplayer was a lack of variety, it seems a little weird to hold maps back like that.

Speaking of holding back, there's a K&L2 demo out there, but it's been tightly controlled via text message contests and other, similar giveaways. We've got a copy of it and we'll have some video of it later this week, but considering that the demo is, like, more enjoyable than the entire first game was, you'd think that Square Enix would be trying to get this thing in as many hands as possible.
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Posted by fulcilivez

cool
Posted by fillmoejoe

Missed out on the demo, guess I'll wait for the reviews.

Posted by Darkstar614
@Jeff said:
"...but considering that the demo is, like, more enjoyable than the entire first game was, you'd think that Square Enix would be trying to get this thing in as many hands as possible. "
Yeah, what? Now I'm curious about this demo... weird that they are aren't getting it out there.
Posted by RandomInternetUser

Man, I really hope those maniacs don't bust in my door :/

Posted by jmrwacko

1/5 star review. Calling it.

Posted by CL60
@fillmoejoe said:
" Missed out on the demo, guess I'll wait for the reviews. "
The demo will go public eventually.
Posted by ZombiePie

Sound like this is gonna be a worthwhile game. I don't think I have ever seen a developer put this much effort to purposefully make their game look ugly (in a good way).

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Posted by DriveupLife

Kane and Lynch 2's characters are almost impossible to get behind, you just don't like any of them to care about the story, and not even in a anti hero sort of way.

Posted by handlas

is the demo coming out on PSN at any time?  I wanna try it.  I played through most of the first game COOP...was okay at best.  This one looks to be better. 

Posted by Yummylee

Nice! I may just preorder it too knowing that it doesn't share the same date as Mafia 2's release.

Posted by BadSniper52

Meh, dislike the first K&L and care little about the sequel, the game looks sort of good but I'll pass.
 
Also the movie maybe going to suck too.

Posted by Binman88

Holy fuck it's nearly August. Seems like only yesterday I was putting up my Christmas tree.

Posted by Olivaw
@Darkstar614 said:
" @Jeff said:
"...but considering that the demo is, like, more enjoyable than the entire first game was, you'd think that Square Enix would be trying to get this thing in as many hands as possible. "
Yeah, what? Now I'm curious about this demo... weird that they are aren't getting it out there. "
Man, I'd totally give it a download based on this short article if it were available on the PC.
Posted by FuzzYLemoN
@jmrwacko said:
" 1/5 star review. Calling it. "
They're better than that.
Posted by SubwayD

I'm unreasonably excited for this game.  
I also love the first game, which is pretty damn unreasonable too.

Edited by ZmillA

*waits for comments concerning the game + Jeff + a review, from all the internet kids*

Posted by schizogony

JEFF DON'T YOU DARE REVIEW THIS GAME 
  
 

I don't wanna lose you.

Posted by EvolutionX0
Kane & Lynch 1 was such a disappointment, but this one looks really interesting though. cant wait until the demo goes public.
Edited by Bionicicide

Got my pre-order in a week ago. 
 
New trailer out today too.
 

 
 

@DriveupLife

said:

" Kane and Lynch 2's characters are almost impossible to get behind, you just don't like any of them to care about the story, and not even in a anti hero sort of way. "

I always thought Kane and Lynch were the most original, real protagonists this generation (spot-on voice over too). Trying something different, especially for the adult crowd who facepalms at 80% of the videogame plot out there, but of course I didn't play the first since the demo for the first was absolute shit while the demo for the second fixed my gameplay and graphical complaints.
Posted by Redbullet685
@jmrwacko said:
" 1/5 star review. Calling it. "
I'm saying a 4/5. Demo is a hell of a lot of fun. Even better with friends too.
Posted by Claude

Maybe they'll finally do a Kane and Claude game.
 

Posted by Jerky

I got my preorder already.  Very psyched about the move-up date, I don't remember a time when that has happened before with another game.

Posted by ThePickle

Awesome. Always good to hear games coming out early. Hopefully it's better than the first one.

Posted by Yummylee
@Claude said:
" Maybe they'll finally do a Kane and Claude game.
 

"
Why? Because Lynch dies in this one? SPOILERS MAN!!!
Posted by Blueman

I really hope this doesn't suck.

Posted by demontium

One week closer to Jeff being fired D:

Posted by Yummylee
@demontium said:
" One week closer to Jeff being fired D: "
-_-'....we were doing so well too.
Posted by Moeez

The demo was amazing, Day 1 for me. When the demo goes public, I can see a lot of people getting won over. 

Posted by Claude
@Abyssfull:  It's more of a reimagining of the first game. No Spoilers here.
Posted by Yummylee
@Claude said:
" @Abyssfull:  It's more of a reimagining of the first game. No Spoilers here. "
Ohh roight. Would you voice yourself in this reimagining? Or get Jamie Foxx to do it?
Posted by Claude
@Abyssfull said:
" @Claude said:
" @Abyssfull:  It's more of a reimagining of the first game. No Spoilers here. "
Ohh roight. Would you voice yourself in this reimagining? Or get Jamie Foxx to do it? "
Are you kidding? Think low budget, I'm doing Jamie Foxx's voice while playing me.
Posted by demontium
@Abyssfull said:
" @demontium said:
" One week closer to Jeff being fired D: "
-_-'....we were doing so well too. "
Were we?
Posted by buzz_killington

Hell to the fuck yess, can't wait till the demo is out on PSN.

Posted by Gabriel
@DriveupLife said:
" Kane and Lynch 2's characters are almost impossible to get behind, you just don't like any of them to care about the story, and not even in a anti hero sort of way. "
People say the same about Kratos, and a shit ton of people bought GOW III.
Edited by Bionicicide
@Gabriel said:

" @DriveupLife said:

" Kane and Lynch 2's characters are almost impossible to get behind, you just don't like any of them to care about the story, and not even in a anti hero sort of way. "

People say the same about Kratos, and a shit ton of people bought GOW III. "
I knew this sounded familiar... 
Jeff Gerstmann: "Characters that are almost impossible to like. But it's impossible to care about anything going on in the story because every single character is almost completely unlikeable. There's no one here to root for, not even in a cool anti-hero sort of way."   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FuJ81sDR2o
Posted by MeatSim

Can't wait for the Quick Look.

Posted by Deevster

I'm really hoping Jeff reviews this game.