It's hard to look back upon the original Kane & Lynch and its baggage and remember it too fondly. But IO Interactive and crew are at least turning out intriguing trailers for the sequel, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days.
The action portions are shot with much of the grainy, shaky cam styling seen in previous Kane & Lynch 2 trailers, a treatment we expect to see throughout the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC sequel. The rest—like watching Lynch relieve his bladder and think deep thoughts—is more standard, story-building stuff. But if IO can pull off gun battles that look this interesting, on top of the online co-op and quirky gameplay twists, we may like Dog Days for more than its visual style.
The trailer from IGN is after this and falls under the potentially not safe for work banner, due to its violence and salty language. Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is officially due this fall.