there is another recent trademark btw by Square Enix Ltd (aka Eidos) 'Sleeping Dogs'. This I'm guessing could be a subtitle for a Kane & lynch game. Last one was called 'Dog Days'
edit: capture -> http://i.min.us/iwc7ZzpaaxYK6.JPG
Eurogamer: Is the Kane & Lynch franchise alive and kicking? Do you intend to build on it and continue with more releases?
Ian Livingstone: We haven't made any announcements about Kane & Lynch going forward, but we all know that Kane and Lynch are two amazing characters who have a lot of brand equity. People like those guys, so they're not going to disappear.
Sign me up for another Kane and Lynch. I loved the second game, even if it was short and had some flaws, the game had a great direction and original touch to it and hope they will fix the issues and make it longer for the next chapter.
The multiplayer component would have been awesome had it been a standalone downloadable game with a bit more polish and a little more attention to balance.
I feel the last game was really rough in the gameplay department, but really nailed the visuals - I'd like to see a lot more focus fixing the shooting, the cover and any related mechanics (movement felt particularly weird in the second game) and leave the visuals as is.
Anyone else feel the lack of grenades in K&L2 screwed with the pacing?
KL1 was hampered by technical issues, but on a narrative/character aspect, it was pretty ambitious, and I enjoyed it. KL2 had a super cool style, brought back the interesting characters, and told a cool crime story, along with that, tightened up the gameplay, but it was just so damn short. At least IO seems to be learning. If this is KL3, I'm in. Still a lot of potential to be mined with these two bastards.
Same here. Thought the first was mediocre but Dog Days was great. Was paced perfectly and achieved that Michael Mann feel they originally wanted. Would love another one. The shortness would lend itself to a series of 1200 point XBLA titles.
I loved the visual style of the 2nd game, but the repetitive gameplay out wore it's welcome too quick.
The 1st was just a mess, when it turned into a squad based military shooter I just couldn't believe it.
I hope this turns out well if it is True Crime. They had some real interesting ideas, and a lot of talent working on this game last time I saw it.
As for Kane and Lynch, I'd love to see that series continue with the gritty, handheld, overexposed, Youtube style aesthetic but with some really tight gameplay behind it. There's a really special experience waiting to happen with that style of game, they just didn't quite hit the mark.