Electronic Arts and Klei Entertainment today announced that acclaimed writer Marianne Krawczyk will be writing the story for the striking 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 twisted tale of revenge.
"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."
"When Shank was first conceived, we envisioned a fully realized world with provocative characters living out a mature, cinematic story," said Jamie Cheng, CEO of Klei Entertainment. "Marianne has been able to flesh out our characters, and create a gritty, personal and unique story of full frontal revenge."
Shank invites players to let loose with multiple weapons and rack up the kills with an exciting and free flowing combo system. Rip 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 one of the most anticipated downloadable titles this year.
Shank will be available this summer for Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network and PC.