Kane & Lynch 2 multiplayer
Kane and Lynch like to keep it chaotic, and that chaos is manifesting even outside of their game. You may have thought Kane & Lynch 2 was being released on August 24 in North America and August 27 in Europe, but that would be too predictable for the volatile duo.

Square Enix announced today that the release date has been bumped up a week, to August 17 in North America and August 20 in PAL territories. This works out in fans' favor, obviously, by letting them buy the game early -- but it also happens to move the game away from Mafia 2's release date.



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KANE & LYNCH 2: DOG DAYS
HITTING RETAIL ONE WEEK EARLY

COPENHAGEN (July 13, 2010) - IO Interactive, a part of Square Enix® Europe, is pleased to confirm that Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days™ has gone gold and will now release one week earlier than previously scheduled on August 17, 2010 in North America and August 20 throughout Europe and other PAL territories*, on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC.

"The team has worked hard to deliver a game that's different from the current trend of third-person shooters and we're so pleased to be able to share it with the world ahead of schedule," said Niels Jørgensen, general manager of IO Interactive. "With development now complete, why keep people waiting any longer? We want to let gamers experience the game we've created and get them online betraying their friends in Fragile Alliance, so we have decided to bring the release date forward by one week."

Experience 48 hours of hell with two of gaming's most notorious criminals in Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days. Kane and Lynch face the consequences when a simple job gone wrong sets off a desperate and frantic struggle to escape the entire Shanghai underworld. Ground-breaking art direction, relentless action gameplay and innovative multiplayer redefine the action shooter experience and positions Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days as the standout shooter of 2010.

Pre-order your copy of the game now and choose from a variety of exclusive items which include the Radio Tower multi-player map, seven new multi-player weapons, eight Chinese costume masks to hide your criminal identity, custom comic, and Fragile Alliance guide. Pre-orders available at GameStop, Amazon.com, Walmart, and Best Buy.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.