Microsoft's announced July's Xbox Games with Gold titles.
300's Gerard Butler and Riddick star Vin Diesel are in talks to take the title roles in a new Kane & Lynch film, a new report suggests.
Hitman developer IO Interactive has announced that it's laying off "almost half" its staff to "focus resolutely on the future vision for the Hitman franchise."
In a statement obtained by Eurogamer, Square Enix VP of corporate communications Chris Glover said, "The studio will focus resolutely on the future vision for the Hitman franchise and is in pre-production on a new AAA Hitman project. However we have taken the difficult decision to cancel other studio projects and initiatives at IO and reduce the workforce in this studio, which will impact almost half of the employees currently at IO, as we make internal adjustments to face the challenges of today's market."
"For those affected, we are extremely grateful for the hard work which they have contributed, and where it's possible and appropriate to relocate staff to open positions at other studios within the group, we will try to do so. We are also reaching out to other companies for outplacement opportunities. We sincerely wish them well in their future careers."
Danish Hitman developer IO Interactive will work on new IP following the completion of Hitman Absolution.
A recent IO Interactive recruitment call has offered the strongest hint yet that a new Kane & Lynch title is in the works.
Square Enix is blaming a bad year on a "weak" console performance; the "continued delay in billing" for embattled MMO Final Fantasy XIV Online; the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan; and the write-off of goodwill - i.e. companies bought by the publisher now not being worth as much.
Sales of Square Enix games during the first nine months of the financial year were down 28 per cent on the same period the previous year.
Operating income also took a tumble, down 58 per cent.
It's all down to low console game sales and tough comparisons. In the first three months of the 2009 financial year the Japanese company launched both Dragon Quest IX and Final Fantasy XIII.
It's lucky the bookies left the ticket on 'Most Incongruous Gaming Cameo of 2011' open to the last minute, because we have a late winner. As of today, sketchy Eidos badboys Kane and Lynch are playable in Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.
Violent action duo Kane and Lynch will return despite the mixed reception to their previous outing and lay-offs at Danish developer IO Interactive.
You "either love or hate" Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, creator IO Interactive has admitted.
The Kane & Lynch film adaptation is currently without a director and there's no word on when production will begin, one of the companies financing it has said.
Square Enix has released three add-ons for Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days.
IO Interactive has claimed to be "satisfied" with the reaction to Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days.
Square Enix's third-person shooter Kane & Lynch 2 has entered the UK all-formats chart at number one.
Publisher Square Enix stripped down a Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days advertisement after regulators deemed it too violent for telly.
Square Enix has made the demo of Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days available to all players, and announced that the PC version of the game will ship with Valve's Steamworks features.
Today, PlayStation Plus subscribers will be treated to an automatic demo of Kane & Lynch 2.
Gritty shooter Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days has been moved forwards to a 20th August release.
Update: Square Enix has been in touch to tell Eurogamer that PC and PS3 demos are still very much part of the plan.
"There will be news on a Kane & Lynch 2 PS3 and PC demo at a later date," a spokesperson from the publisher told us.
Original story: Square Enix is offering an Xbox Live demo of Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days to anyone who becomes a friend of the game's official YouTube page.
Actor Jamie Foxx has signed up to star as one of the titular characters in the forthcoming Kane & Lynch film.
Square Enix has sent word that Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days will be released on 27th August.
The next instalment in the Kane & Lynch series will feature an online co-op mode, along with the offline co-op and competitive online modes of the first game.
Square Enix Europe has officially unveiled the rumoured sequel to 2007's Kane & Lynch.
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days thrusts the titular criminal duo into the Shanghai underworld and is due out on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2010.
"Gamers are always looking for something new and that is exactly what they are going to get with Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days," said Niels Jørgensen, general manager of developer IO Interactive.