EA and Klei Entertainment today announced that acclaimed writer Marianne Krawczyk will be writing the story for the upcoming 2D action brawler Shank. Krawczyk is best known for her BAFTA award-winning work on the God of War franchise and was named by Gamasutra as one of the top 20 game writers in the industry. Krawczyk is lending her expertise in crafting rich, well-developed characters for Shank’s tale of revenge.
Shank invites players to let loose with multiple weapons and rack up the kills with an exciting and free flowing combo system. Tear your way through the ranks of a legion of gang members to compete against friends on Shank’s online leaderboards. Featuring a captivating art style inspired by golden age comics and graphic novels, Shank’s blend of classic intense 2D action with a mature and gripping storyline makes it a ‘must play’ downloadable title.
“I’m very excited to be a part of Shank,” said Marianne Krawczyk. “I fell in love with the artwork, characters and world that Klei Entertainment created and together we are creating a story that will allow gamers to explore a world where values like integrity and loyalty take on their own twisted meanings”. Jamie Cheng, CEO of Klei Entertainment said “Marianne has been able to flesh out our characters, and create a gritty, personal and unique story of full frontal revenge”.
Shank will be available this summer for the Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network (PSN) and PC.