Shank Will Have Local Co-Op
Leaked earlier by Xbox.com, Shank is going to have local multiplayer. The developers over at Klei didn’t want to just tack something on to make it a bullet point on press releases though (funny enough I am sure it will be). So they decided to make a unique co-op campaign that is different from the main game story. In fact, it actually tells the backstory of the game.
The reason for doing this was that they specically designed the games camera, levels, and bosses to handle one player. Being a smaller studio they didn’t want to have to go back and fix all of this just for co-op. They did have a rather rich backstory for the characters, so they just decided to make the co-op levels tell that story.
Shank will be out August 24th for $14.99.
[Source: Official Shank Blog]