Now that the new Hitman game is well on its way, Square Enix has launched a new community portal known as Barcode Society. It will provide the latest news on the series, as well as glimpses of the game during its development. On top of that, there will be competitions, goodies, assets, and more.
Hitman Absolution is due out later this year for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Additionally, Square Enix Montreal is working on another Hitman project for next-gen systems.
Let your inner psychopaths out – a demo for Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is now available on Xbox Live. Only for some, though, as the “exclusive” demo requires a code to access.
Getting the code isn’t so hard – there are three ways you can get it. First off, sign up at the game’s website. Second: stare at your Xbox 360 dashboard, you might get a chance “soon”. Finally, check 1UP to test your luck at getting 1 of 1,000 codes.
The single-player demo takes place at a restaurant in Shanghai. There’s also some multiplayer action.
Renowned game composer Jesper Kyd has composed the “dark and distorted” soundtrack for Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, an upcoming co-op action game from IO Interactive, the creators of the Hitman series. The game will be available next month for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
The already fragile alliance in Kane & Lynch: Dead Men will get even more delicate in the online multiplayer mode called “Fragile Alliance.” The mode will have up to eight players team up against police in a series of heist scenarios, however, it will be up to the player to either work as a team or back-stab their team mates and work for themselves at any moment. The objective is to steal the loot and make it to the getaway point; the winner is the player who escapes with the most loot.
“We wanted to make a multiplayer experience using the theme, dynamics and atmosphere of Kane & Lynch: Dead Men” said Kim Krogh, Lead Game Designer, IO Interactive. “Fragile Alliance is a new way to use co-op in multiplayer. Play it like a soldier and you’ll lose, play it like a criminal and you’ll win”.
The game will hit stores on November 20 on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. It will be released throughout Europe on November 23.
The official website for Kane & Lynch: Dead Men has gone live, offering up game details, forums, competitions as well as the omnipresent media to curious gamers. Apparently, the site represents the “dual personalities… being both edgy and psychotic at the same time,” according to the site’s web designer. It has also won an award.
From IGN comes word that the film adaptation of upcoming co-op action title Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is set to begin shooting this Fall. In development at Lionsgate, a script penned by Kyle Ward has been selected. It is not known which actors will be chosen for the roles of the titular characters, though the report claims that “several big-name actors… including one A-lister” are being discussed.
More information on the film is forthcoming. The game itself is in the works at IO Interactive and is set for release later this year on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Check out a new trailer below.
Following up on the Game Informer story, Eidos has officially announced Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, a new franchise from Hitman creator Io Interactive.
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is a dark and gritty tale of two men bound by circumstance as they wait on death row for their final sentence. One is a flawed mercenary, the other a medicated psychopath. The two are forced to embark on a violent and chaotic journey, hating each other every step of the way.
The game will be a story-driven, fully cooperative third-person action shooter, with crew mechanics, heavily populated destructible real-world scenarios and a “volatile” partnership between the two main characters. Kane & Lynch: Dead Men will be available on PC and Xbox 360 sometime next year.
On Game Informer is an article on their August 2006 cover feature: it’s a new game from Io Interactive, the studio behind the venerable Hitman franchise, dubbed Kane & Lynch: Dead Men for PC and Xbox 360.
The site describes it as a third-person action game with “full co-op play option, intuitive squad tactics, and a hearty online multiplayer component.” A “few surprises” are also in store for us, apparently.
As for the rest of the magazine: there’s a feature on ESRB and politicians; a look into the next-gen Turok; previews of games like Shadowrun, Valkyrie Profile 2 and more.