EA has announced Klei Entertainment is working on a sequel to Shank, the brutal side-scrolling beat em' up released last year on XBLA, PSN and PC.
Klei founder Jamie Cheng said the studio has taken a close look at feedback from the community when developing the sequel and believes that, "creatively, Shank still has a lot to give".
"We took the feedback from the community and ran with it, putting our own flavour on every change. For Shank 2, we literally took apart the game and put it back together to push the envelope in combat mechanics, visuals, and 2D animation in games," he said.
Here's what official announcement says.
Shank 2 returns with a story of redemption as Shank, a former mob hitman with a dark and vengeful past, is thrust back into action when the lives of those close to him are endangered. Expanding on the original game's rich and intuitive combat and control system, Shank 2 continues Klei's tradition of making fluid brawling controls and stunningly beautiful visuals that leapfrogs the competition in the 2D side-scrolling genre.
The game also introduces an intense new, arcade-style survival co-op mode that has gamers working together to take down their foes, relying on the environment and weapon pick-ups for survival.