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Kane & Lynch sequel unveiled

Dog Days for PC/PS3/360 in 2010.

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.

"A special thanks to gamers worldwide for their feedback. They are certainly in for a shock as we, with immense pride, welcome back our two dear, violent and somewhat unfortunate friends."

Publisher Square Enix Europe - of which IO is a part since the acquisition of Eidos - promises a visual style "inspired by documentary filmmakers and the user-generated era". Apparently it's going to "deliver a fresh perspective to the words 'intensity' and 'realism' in videogames", too.

The original Kane & Lynch: Dead Man was a cover-based shooter in which the bonkers duo were busted out of jail - on the way to death row no less - by other criminals who want their money back.

We thought it was rather good, although it suffered somewhat next to Gears of War and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, both of which were released the same year. Check out our 7/10 review for more.

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