Sharpen Your Shank for New XBLA / PSN Title From EA

Revenge is a dish best served bloody and violent. And that’s exactly the way you are gonna get it when EA and Klei Entertainment shove their Shank into you and your video game loving mind!

From the Press Release

EA Partners, a division of Electronic Arts Inc., and award-winning independent development studio Klei Entertainment announced today an exclusive publishing agreement to bring the provocative new game Shank to Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PlayStation®Network, and PC this summer. Featuring a unique art style inspired by graphic novels and golden age comics, Shank blends the intensity of classic 2D side-scrolling action games with a gripping and mature storyline. The cinematic brawler is a finalist for “Excellence in Visual Art” at this year’s Independent Games Festival and will be featured at the IGF Pavilion during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next week.

“Our mission at EA Partners is to work with the best talent across the game industry, and we are thrilled to extend our expertise to the leading creative developers in downloadable indie games,” said Jamil Moledina, Outreach Director, Business Development at EA Partners. “The team at Klei Entertainment is among the best in the world at developing fun and engaging titles for digital distribution platforms, and Shank is an amazing experience.”

“As an independent development studio, we always focus on creating great, authentic experiences for players. Working with EA Partners expands our distribution and allows us to bring Shank to a much wider audience,” said Jamie Cheng, CEO of Klei Entertainment. “They have been a fantastic partner and their understanding of the space is incredibly exciting.”

Taking place in a stylized, modern-Western setting, Shank tells a classic betrayal story directed through a sophisticated cinematic lens, with addictive action gameplay found in classic 2D side-scrolling games. Klei Entertainment was represented in the deal by CAA. For more information on Shank, please visit and follow the development team on Twitter @klei.

Check out the two of the first images of the game below. Click to see them larger!

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  • Vanvance1

    Do we have to get the EA Hype line with each article?

    I get depressed when Dread Central offers up a lot of built in advertising with their news.

    Let US decide if the product is worthy, don’t let the company be telling us how wonderful it and they are. 99% of the time that’s bs.

    • Uncle Creepy

      EA hype Line?

    • The Woman In Black

      If something’s quoted directly from a press release (which we almost always say it is if so), there’s always going to be some hyperbole from the company sending it out trying to pump up interest in their product/project.

      • Uncle Creepy

        Yes, anything on this site that you see in italics has been quoted or reprinted from another source.

  • Floydian Trip

    EA is great. Who would have thought? Paul W.S. Anderson there is hope for you.