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Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (Windows)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Case - PlayStation 3 (UK):
    THE NEW BREED OF ACTION
    A FLAWED MERCENARY AND A MEDICATED PSYCHOPATH IN A BRUTAL TALE OF HATE, LOSS AND REVENGE. FEATURING HARD-EDGED CRIMINAL ACTION, CO-OP PLAY, EXPLOSIVE SQUAD-BASED COMBAT AND A BACK-STABBING ONLINE MULTIPLAYER EXPERIENCE THAT WILL BLOW YOU AWAY.

    FROM IO INTERACTIVE, THE CREATORS OF THE AWARD-WINNING HITMAN SERIES.

    WWW.KANEANDLYNCH.COM

    Contributed by TechSmurfy (833) on Jun 30, 2012.

www.greenpepper.de:
    Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
    In diesem spektakulären Actionspektakel von IO Interactive, den Machern der Hitman-Reihe, bilden ein gescheiterter Söldner und ein unberechenbarer Psychopath auf der Suche nach Rache und Erlösung eine Zwangsallianz, der im realistischsten und härtesten Action-Shooter aller Zeiten kein Mittel zu hart ist. Nach dem tragischen Tod seines Sohnes verlässt Kane seine Familie und schließt sich der Söldnergruppe The 7 an. Doch schließlich endet eine Mission in einer Katastrophe. Kane entkommt als einziger Überlebender mit der Beute, wird aber wenig später verhaftet und zum Tode verurteilt. Doch nicht alle Mitglieder von The 7 sind tot und schwören Rache für den vermeintlichen Verrat. Sie befreien Kane aus einem Gefängnistransporter und schlagen ihm ein Geschäft vor: Wenn Kane die Beute zurückgibt, verschont The 7 das Leben seiner Frau und seiner Tochter.

    Contributed by jaXen (21280) on Feb 12, 2012.

games.1c.ru (Publisher's website):

    Новая история от создателей лысого киллера — агента 47. Жестокий, мрачный, пугающе реалистичный командный боевик расскажет о двух осужденных на смертную казнь негодяях, в силу обстоятельств оказавшихся напарниками. Наемник-предатель и накачанный медикаментами психопат должны стать одной командой, чтобы выжить и найти ответы на вопросы, скрытые в их темном прошлом и туманном будущем.

    • Весь мир тонет в насилии. Толпы прохожих реалистично реагируют на невыносимую жестокость. Переполненные ночные клубы и скучные банковские отделения превращаются в театр преступных действий. Героям остается только правильно оценить ситуацию и обратить всеобщую панику себе в помощь.
    • Широкий выбор эффектных сцен. Проникновение в высотное здание с крыши, стрельба из мчащихся автомобилей, неожиданные нападения, стрельба вслепую из-за угла, применение тактических приемов спецподразделений.
    • Яростные схватки. Под командованием Кейна оказывается небольшая преступная группировка Эти ребята — почти профессионалы: они способны принять огонь на себя, прикрыть отход группы и справиться с нестандартной ситуацией с минимальными потерями.
    • Двое — уже команда. Режим совместного прохождения для двух игроков: объединяйтесь и знакомьтесь с историей двух плохих парней вместе с товарищем.

    Contributed by Klaster_1 (58064) on Feb 09, 2011.

www.xbox.com:
    Kane & Lynch: A flawed mercenary and a medicated psychopath forced together on a violent and chaotic path seeking redemption and revenge. No means is too harsh as the volatile partnership is pushed beyond reason in this brutally realistic, character-driven third person action shooter from IO Interactive, the creators of the Hitman™ series.

    • 2 compelling lead characters – Kane and Lynch.
    • 4 real-world environments spread over 13 levels.
    • Explosive action with real-world weapons.
    • Twisting emotionally-charged storyline.
    • Squad control (optional) – direct your crew of up to six.
    • Two player offline co-op mode.
    • Innovative online multiplayer game.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (15373) on Sep 19, 2010.

http://www.kaneandlynch.com - Official game's website:
    -- GAME INFO / SYNOPSIS --

    After the tragic death of his son, Kane leaves his family and becomes a member of The 7 – an elite mercenary group. After years of being at the top of their game, a mission in Venezuela goes terribly wrong. Kane escapes with the loot as the only survivor, but is caught and sentenced to death.

    But not all of The 7 did die. They want the loot back and they want to deliver the punishment due to a traitor - death to him and his family. Kane is busted out of the prison van and offered a deal by The 7. His wife and daughter will be spared if he returns the loot. He will still be killed.

    Lynch, a medicated psychopath sentenced to death for the murder of his wife, is busted out of prison with Kane to be his watchdog and make sure he fulfils the deal.

    Kane - an experienced mercenary with everything to lose, and Lynch - an unpredictable psychopath with everything to gain, are thrown together in an intense, volatile alliance. No means are too harsh as they fight to save Kane's family and take revenge on The 7, hating each other every step of the way.

    -- GAME INFO / FEATURES --

    * 01. Kane, a flawed mercenary and Lynch, a medicated psychopath in a highly volatile alliance.

    * 02. A new breed of action in a brutal tale of loyalty, loss and revenge.

    * 03. Intense, hard-edged action gameplay.

    * 04. Explosive squad-based combat with intuitive squad control (optional).

    * 05. Co-op mode – play as both Kane and Lynch.

    * 06. Treacherous online multiplayer mode.

    -- GAME INFO / JESPER KYD --

    Best known for his edgy electronic and epic choral/orchestral scores for the multi-million selling Hitman series, Jesper Kyd’s unique fusion of cinematic scoring techniques and minimalist electronic music for Hitman: Contracts won Best Original Music at the BAFTA Games Awards and his stylish hybrid score for Hitman: Blood Money was awarded Best Original Score by IGN and nominated for Best Original Video Game Score at the MTV Video Music Awards. His other collaborations with IO Interactive include Hitman: Codename 47, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin and Freedom Fighters, which received GameSpot’s Special Achievement Award for Best Original Music. For more information on Jesper Kyd, visit www.jesperkyd.com.

    Contributed by SGruber (3836) on Feb 03, 2008.

Press release (27th July 2006):

    From the creators of HITMAN comes Kane & Lynch: Dead Men

    “…thou shalt give life for life, eye for eye… burning for burning, wound for wound…” Exodus 21:23

    Eidos Interactive, one of the world’s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, is pleased to announce a new title from the award-winning creators of the Hitman series, 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.

    “No gamer will have experienced anything like this before, both graphically and in terms of gameplay. Take IO’s innovation and graphical excellence from the Hitman series, add some of their widely acclaimed squad expertise from Freedom Fighters, then take these to a new level in next-generation technology. Add a gripping story, an anti-hero and a psychopath and you get Kane & Lynch: Dead Men; the ultimate next generation experience,” said Larry Sparks, Global Head of Brands Management at Eidos.

    Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is a story-driven, fully co-operative third-person action shooter title, with intuitive crew mechanics, heavily populated destructible real-world scenarios, a volatile partnership and brutal attitude. Kane & Lynch: Dead Men will be available on Xbox 360 and PC in 2007.

    Contributed by Sciere (268753) on Jan 26, 2008.

Press release (27th September 2006):

    Kane & Lynch: Dead Men Private screenings for select media at X06

    “…thou shalt give life for life, eye for eye…
    burning for burning, wound for wound…”
    Exodus 21:23

    Eidos Interactive, one of the world’s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, is pleased to confirm that their new title Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, debuting exclusively first on Xbox 360™ and Games for Windows, will be shown by invitation only to select media at Microsoft’s X06 event in Barcelona

    From the award-winning makers of the Hitman series, 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.

    Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is a story driven, fully co-operative third person action shooter title, with intuitive crew mechanics, heavily populated destructible real-world scenarios, a volatile partnership and brutal attitude. Kane & Lynch: Dead Men will debut exclusively first on the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC in 2007.

    Contributed by Sciere (268753) on Jan 26, 2008.

Press release (18th April 2007):

    KANE & LYNCH: DEAD MENFOR PLAYSTATION®3 SYSTEM CONFIRMED

    Redwood City, CA (April 18, 2007) - Eidos Interactive, one of the world’s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, is pleased to announce that their eagerly anticipated new IP, Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, from the award-winning makers of the Hitman series, IO Interactive, will be released for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

    “Kane & Lynch: Dead Men for the PLAYSTATION®3 system will allow all next-generation gamers to savour the cinematic action and high-definition visuals of the game,” said Darren Barnett, Development Director, Eidos Interactive. “Kane & Lynch sets a new standard for mature games and we’re pleased to be extending the experience to the PLAYSTATION®3 system consumers as well as Xbox 360™ and PC gamers.”

    Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is a dark and gritty drama featuring two men, one is a flawed mercenary and the other a medicated psychopath. Forced together on a violent and chaotic path of redemption and revenge, no action is considered too harsh as this volatile partnership is pushed beyond reason in this brutally realistic, character-driven third person action shooter.

    Kane & Lynch: Dead Men will be available on the PLAYSTATION®3 system along with Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft™ and PC Games For Windows.

    Contributed by Sciere (268753) on Jan 26, 2008.

Press release (12th July 2007):

    Kane and Lynch: Dead Men™

    Genre Action Shooter
    Platforms: Xbox 360, Games for Windows (PC-DVD), PLAYSTATION® 3
    ESRB Rating: RP (M-rated target)
    Developer: Io-Interactive
    Publisher: Eidos, Inc.
    Game URL: kaneandlynch.com
    Release date: 2007

    Kane and Lynch: Dead Men is the new action shooter franchise from creators of the multi-million selling Hitman series. Currently in development by Io-Interactive, Kane and Lynch: Dead Men will be released in 2007 initially for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system, for Microsoft Games for Windows, and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system

    Kane & Lynch: Dead Men follows the violent and chaotic journey of two men - a flawed mercenary and a medicated psychopath – and their brutal attitude towards right and wrong. This volatile partnership combined with innovative technologies allow for an unparalleled gaming experience.

    Kane & Lynch: Dead Men will immerse players into an emotionally intense crime drama with unflinching action. Io-Interactive’s proprietary technology will deliver fluid high definition graphics and lighting, highly destructible environments, massive crowd AI, single, co-op and squad-based combat, a cinematic interface, and non-stop dialog between Kane and Lynch. The title also features innovative two-player co-op and groundbreaking online game play.

    Key Features
    • Tense and unpredictable experience: This is the violent and chaotic journey of two men: a flawed mercenary and a medicated psychopath. Each hates the other but must work together to save themselves and possibly the ones they love. Play Kane in single-player mode and either character in two-player co-op mode.

    • Violence erupts in meticulously created “safe” worlds: Realistic and responsive environments and crowds react when events get of out control. Crowded nightclubs and calm bank offices become scenes of sudden terror. Manipulate the environments and crowds strategically to complete objectives.

    • Wide variety of intense 3rd person game play: Rappel from buildings, firing on the run or from moving vehicles, launch surprise attacks, lay down cover fire, and shoot blind from around corners, hurl smoke, tear, and incendiary grenades

    • Fast and intuitive combat: Lead a crew of criminal mercenaries to increase your chance of surviving and reaching your goals. You can also fight alone as your crew AI will automatically draw fire, throw grenades, lay down cover, and engage in close combat with their own signature moves.

    • Two-player co-operative game play: Team up and play the full story with a friend as either Kane or Lynch. On the big jobs, split the command of your crew. At any point in the game you can choose to play the next, or previous, levels in co-op.

    • Innovative multi-player levels: Based on the game’s themes for up to 8 players.

    Contributed by Sciere (268753) on Jan 26, 2008.

Press release (3rd September 2007):

    Kane & Lynch: Dead MenAward-winning new website launcheswww.kaneandlynch.com

    Eidos Interactive, one of the world’s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, is pleased to announce that the new website for Kane & Lynch: Dead Men has launched and in its first week has already picked up its first award.

    The official website boasts everything from the latest trailers, exclusive screenshots and concept art to wallpapers, forums, competitions and links to Kane & Lynch fansites.

    “The site represents the dual personalities of Kane & Lynch, being both edgy and psychotic at the same time,” said Olaf Siebert, Web Designer, Eidos. “We’ve really created something visually stunning but at the same time easily accessible – I urge you to take a look around.”

    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.

    www.kaneandlynch.com

    Contributed by Sciere (268753) on Jan 26, 2008.

Press release (27th September 2007):

    Eidos Announces European Release Date For Kane & Lynch: Dead Men

    www.kaneandlynch.com

    Eidos Interactive, one of the world’s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, is pleased to announce that the highly anticipated new game, Kane & Lynch: Dead Men will be available in stores throughout Europe beginning Friday 23rd November on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC Games for Windows.

    “We can’t wait for people to experience Kane & Lynch for the first time, it plays like a best-selling thriller that you simply can’t put down,” said Fabien Rossini. “IO Interactive has created a highly intense and entertaining gameplay experience with unique and engaging characters; everything from the single-player experience, co-op and multiplayer gameplay will be sure to blow people away.”

    Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is a dark and gritty tale of two men, one a flawed mercenary, the other a medicated psychopath, forced to embark on a violent and chaotic journey, hating each other every step of the way.

    “This’ll be the co-op shooter to beat in 2007” – PlayStation World Magazine

    “Could be one of the best pure action games” – PC Gamer

    “No gamer will have experienced anything like this before” - X360 Magazine

    For further information visit: www.kaneandlynch.com

    Contributed by Sciere (268753) on Jan 26, 2008.

Press release (11th October 2007):

    Eidos Unveil Innovative New Multiplayer in Kane & Lynch: Dead Men

    Eidos Interactive, one of the world’s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, is pleased to unveil a sinister new twist to the online multiplayer experience in Kane & Lynch: Dead Men called Fragile Alliance.

    Fragile Alliance is based on greed, betrayal and revenge, offering online gamers the choice of working as a team or back-stabbing their team mates and working for themselves at any moment. Up to eight players team up against police in a series of gripping heist scenarios, but from here the choice is entirely up to the individual player. 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. How and when you make your move is up to you.

    “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”.

    “Kane & Lynch multiplayer opens up Pandora’s gun cabinet in terms of gameplay possibilities,” said Fabien Rossini, Brand Controller, Eidos. “The options available to players are mouth-watering; are you a team player, a traitor, a bounty hunter, a cop – the decision is yours. You may start as part of a team but then it’s up to the player what they want to do.”

    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.

    Kane & Lynch: Dead Men will be available in stores in the US beginning Tuesday 20th November and throughout Europe beginning Friday 23rd November on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC Games for Windows.

    For further information visit: www.kaneandlynch.com.

    Contributed by Sciere (268753) on Jan 26, 2008.

Press release (25th October 2007):

    Jesper Kyd Scores Kane & Lynch: Dead Men™

    British Academy award-winning composer delivers visceralsoundtrack for new video game from the creators of Hitman

    Los Angeles, CA – October 25th, 2007
    – Jesper Kyd has composed and produced a dark and distorted soundtrack for Kane & Lynch: Dead Men™, a gritty, character-driven third person action shooter from the creators of Hitman, IO Interactive. Kyd’s intense cinematic score is a cohesive and hard-hitting combo of scar-edged melodic soundscapes and subversive action-driven grooves that portray the twisted and emotionally driven story of the two lead characters, Kane and Lynch, a flawed mercenary and a medicated psychopath – forced together but hating each other every step of the way. Kane & Lynch: Dead Men will be available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC Games for Windows in November, 2007.

    To achieve the right kind of musical tonality for Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, Kyd’s foreboding and graphic score is as relentlessly intense and unforgiving in its attitude as the violent rage of Kane and Lynch on their destructive path of redemption and revenge. Delivering a masterful mix of melodic and sublime atmospherics, explosive electronic beats intoxicated with musical distortion and strewn with hardcore industrial guitar sounds, Kyd pushes the immersion factor and displays the main characters’ flaws, anger and pain in his echoing themes embedded with haunting vocals, heavily processed synth ambience, ethnic instrumentation and other multi-layered sounds.

    Best known for his epic choral/orchestral and edgy electronic scores for the multi-million selling Hitman series, Jesper Kyd’s unique fusion of cinematic scoring techniques and minimalist electronic music for Hitman: Contracts won Best Original Music at the BAFTA Games Awards and his stylish symphonic hybrid score for Hitman: Blood Money was awarded Best Original Score by IGN and nominated for Best Original Video Game Score at the MTV Video Music Awards. His other collaborations with IO Interactive include Hitman: Codename 47, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin and Freedom Fighters, which received GameSpot’s Special Achievement Award for Best Original Music. For more information, visit www.jesperkyd.com and www.myspace.com/jesperkyd.

    Contributed by Sciere (268753) on Jan 26, 2008.