Critically Acclaimed 2D Action Brawler Wreaks Havoc on Steam Today.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) and leading independent development studio, Klei Entertainment, announced today that the acclaimed 2D action game, Shank, is now available for download for $14.99 via Steam, Valve Corporation’s delivery and management platform. With its blend of classic side-scrolling action gameplay and stylized animation set, Shank is one of last summer’s most anticipated downloadable games, garnering a “10/10″ from Electronic Gaming Monthly, a grade of “A” on 1UP, and a “4.5/5″ on Joystiq. PC gamers will now be able to slash into Shank’s bloody story of revenge.
Shank tells a classic story of gangland betrayal through a violent, pulp-fiction lens. Gamers play as Shank, getting their hands bloody as they uncover the secrets of Shank’s past and the reasons he is hell-bent on revenge. With a deep and intuitive combat system, players unleash a tremendous number of creative combinations as they take down waves of enemies standing in their path. Shank also features a special co-operative campaign, designed to be played with a friend locally, which tells the backstory of the revenge plot. This prequel mission allows players to play as Shank or his partner-in-crime, Falcone, with deadly double-team moves and gameplay that encourages teamwork.
Shank is now available for download on PC for $14.99 via Steam. Shank is rated “M” for mature by the ESRB. For more information on Shank, please visit www.shankgame.com and follow the development team at www.twitter.com/klei and at www.facebook.com/shankgame.
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