It seems even God (via his earthly avatar, Jack Thompson
) has been able to stop the inexorable march towards the launch of Manhunt 2
. To keep things moving along, Take-Two has released the PS2 screens below.Manhunt 2
puts players in the prison garb of an escaped prisoner who must kill his way out of captivity from the sinister Pickman Project.
The game's announcement
immediately attracted media condemnation thanks to the original Manhunt
being linked to the death of Stefan Pakeerah
. The police's finding that the game was not in any way responsible for Pakeerah's death was obviously sufficient to encourage Take-Two to release this sequel. Whether the company's recent boardroom shake-ups
will curb its successful philosophy of provoking controversy remains to be seen.
Anyway, enough politics. Take a look below to see the new screens in all their brutal glory, and if that doesn't sate your appetite you can find a trailer here.