EA 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 the Official Website and follow the development team on Twitter at klei and at the Shank Facebook Page.