Shank is a 2D side-scrolling beat 'em up developed by Klei Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. It was released on August 24, 2010 for the PlayStation 3, August 25, 2010 for the Xbox 360 and October 26, 2010 on for Microsoft Windows. The game features both melee and ranged combat, as well as some acrobatic gameplay. The story was written by God of War co-creator Marianne Krawczyk and tells the tale of Shank's quest for revenge. A sequel, Shank 2 was announced on September 27, 2011 and is slated for a 2012 release.