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Shank on PSN Tomorrow, Costume Unlock Code for PlayStation.Blog Readers

Jamie Cheng's Avatar Posted by Co-Founder, Klei

Hello again, everyone! I’m Jamie, co-founder of Klei, doing one final PlayStation.Blog post before the game launches on PSN tomorrow! You can see my previous articles on the PlayStation.Blog, and watch the Shank launch trailer below.

Over the last few days, we’ve been announcing the Shank Costumes over at the official Shank blog, and divulging how to unlock them on our Twitter account.

Jeff asked if I could divulge one unlock criteria especially for PlayStation.Blog readers, so obviously I complied. The costume I chose was one that’s close to impossible to stumble across.

So, today’s special is costume number 8 — the ANY-S costume!

Unlock Criteria

After completing the single-player campaign, input a slight modification to the classic Konami code: up+up+down+down+left+right+left+right+circle+x.

As you can guess, these outfits are odes to our own geeky fantasies. Naming them was a fun little exercise. Did you know that “Droid” is trademarked? I didn’t.

And with that, I’m off! Enjoy the launch trailer and let me know if you have any questions! As usual, I’ll lurk in these forums as well as the official Facebook page.

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dj128 said:

August 23rd, 11:12 am


SirTrigalot said:

August 23rd, 11:14 am

awesome, please give plus+ members a discount

Cysquatch813 said:

August 23rd, 11:14 am

Looks awesome, gonna get this for sure!


August 23rd, 11:14 am

Great news to here and that game is definitely gonna be on my list for tomorrow.

xuipid said:

August 23rd, 11:14 am

that’s a blasphemous code there sir… for you are not the true owner of said code! :D interested in the game though!

Seiven said:

August 23rd, 11:15 am

woot, I have to get this. any news on DLC in the future…too many PSN games get no support after release.

Nightmare142 said:

August 23rd, 11:18 am

Awesome, but one thing does it have online co-op?

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    Jamie Cheng said:

    August 23rd, 11:47 am

    The primary experience is the singleplayer campaign, but alas no online co-op.

Ozmafire101 said:

August 23rd, 11:19 am

Looks great, I just might get it ;)

DudeItsKyle said:

August 23rd, 11:22 am


BlindsideDork said:

August 23rd, 11:23 am

sorry if I am late but…

$15 or $10?

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    Jamie Cheng said:

    August 23rd, 11:41 am

    Shank is $15, but may or may not include happy ending

shadowy_warrior said:

August 23rd, 11:23 am

Any chance this will get online co-op instead of local co-op?

Canto4 said:

August 23rd, 11:24 am

will there be a demo and custom soundtracks?

Marston43 said:

August 23rd, 11:25 am

I’m sold but how much does the game cost ?

xAllanKx said:

August 23rd, 11:41 am

tomorrow maybe i’ll be playing shank


August 23rd, 11:47 am

I will buy this for sure! Any news on DLC down the road and maybe a patch for on-line co-op?

SilverPR said:

August 23rd, 11:47 am

I just love Tuesdays, I have my day off and get ready to download stuff from the PSN store. Consider my purchase of this game guarantee.

HeLLeVeN11 said:

August 23rd, 11:48 am

Look awesome, can’t wait anymore. Great job Klei :)

PuppetShoJustice said:

August 23rd, 11:49 am

I really kind of dislike developers outside of Konami’s own studios invoking the Konami Code even if it is a variation. Could you guys not think up your own sequence of button presses?

TheGuardianFID said:

August 23rd, 11:55 am

SOLD!!! 8)

SilverPR said:

August 23rd, 11:55 am


It’s a cult classic, it’s a homage to the “code” and Konami is rarely is using it on their own games in this generation. Heck, even one time Facebook use it on their main page site. Even Scott Pilgrim game did something “not accurate” but you get the joke if you figured out.

Konami “code” is awesome anywhere is implemented.

BigPoppaPain said:

August 23rd, 11:56 am

Oh boy I been waiting for this. I will be grabbing it tomorrow along with Motorstorm 3D.

Would’ve been really cool if you made Shank 3D.
Maybe down the road?

DazeOfWar said:

August 23rd, 12:02 pm

This game looks awesome and so much fun. Can’t wait.

BlooodyCow said:

August 23rd, 12:11 pm

wait…wait…wait…A game in the age of paid DLC were you actually unlock character skins? Count me in. Could care less about the price or the game itself. I will support Developers that don’t charge us out of the [DELETED] with paid character DLC on day one (looking at you Crapcom)

raelferreira said:

August 23rd, 12:17 pm

i already put USD 20,00 for this purcharse…. wainting for!!!

Rhino136 said:

August 23rd, 12:21 pm

Wait I’m confused, can you get the costume without that code?

I’m weird, I don’t like using codes if I can get it another way.

Game looks awesome, I think I’ve decided that I’ll be purchasing Shank and Castle Crashers at the same time.

LilBayArea said:

August 23rd, 12:27 pm

hope their a demo.. looks fun but want to see how it plays..

Destiny89 said:

August 23rd, 12:28 pm

Really amazing, cant wait

Seiven said:

August 23rd, 12:34 pm

so it does have local co-op?…I honestly prefer this, I have friends that would like to come over and grab a drink and play versus just playing and chatting online

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    Jamie Cheng said:

    August 23rd, 12:57 pm

    Yes! — drinking and shanking is recommended.

mrpaulryan said:

August 23rd, 12:41 pm

Awesome. Can’t wait.

Platinum_Parker said:

August 23rd, 12:44 pm

Looking really good and can’t wait to play it!

reekeecast said:

August 23rd, 12:53 pm

When will ps+ members get discounts on new games?

BigBoss712 said:

August 23rd, 1:11 pm

Definitely getting it!

nYcFrEeWiLL82 said:

August 23rd, 1:15 pm

Im going to take some sleeping pills just to wake up tomorrow cuz today is just making the wait worst..this is another reason why i HATE MONDAYS! LOL just kidding about all that…i can and cant wait for SHANK i love the art work and the GORE..ima HARDCORE GAMER in the sense of VIOLENT GAMES..>:p

Kinetic808 said:

August 23rd, 1:20 pm

I can’t wait!

jh6269 said:

August 23rd, 1:24 pm

I can’t afford this game, and I don’t have time to play it, but I’m buying it anyway! It looks too good to pass up.


rmartinez10 said:

August 23rd, 1:33 pm

Yes, I knew that Droid was trademarked by George Lucas. That’s why there’s a comment on every Droid commercial. Smart business man, that Georgie.

Trieloth said:

August 23rd, 1:38 pm

Sweet, Thanks for bringing out a 2D game for us old folks haha. I will be buying this game asap. Thanks again for the code, iam sure alot of people here are to young to know what that code was used for. And if the do know, have they even used it before?

BurntOrange32 said:

August 23rd, 1:44 pm

Hahahaha, ya. I noticed that Droid was trademarked the first time I saw an ad for the Droid (phone). Right at the bottom, small text… Lucasfilm LTD

rjejr said:

August 23rd, 2:03 pm

I think that’s Crazy Dave’s code for beating Dr. Zomboss ;-)

Pelt_Hunter said:

August 23rd, 2:06 pm

Whoo. The wait is finally almost over. I’m buying this before I even get Mafia 2. Which I hear got some middling to average scores due to it’s open world yet restrictive nature… Shame. There’s always LA Noire! Back on topic, I’m glad Klei are finally getting to release something and that’s it’s a game that’s been getting major ink. Hope it gets huge sales for future projects.

Also, is the co-op mexican supposed to look like Danny Trejo? Call me crazy..

Pelt_Hunter said:

August 23rd, 2:09 pm

Also, not only is Droid trademarked. But George Lucas owns it. HA! It doesn’t hurt to read the fine print.. well maybe if you are farsighted. I can’t believe they paid to use that name.

DethLocke said:

August 23rd, 2:28 pm

Whats with the lack of online lately? I game scott pilgrim a chance and honestly it was a huge mistake. The game is fun, but without online it really dampens the experience. Looks like I’m just going to have to flat out not support any co-op games without it from now on.

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    Jamie Cheng said:

    August 23rd, 3:02 pm

    Hey DethLocke — I understand your concern, but as an indie studio, our vision for Shank was to have a kickass singleplayer campaign (rather than primarily a 4p co-op game like Scott).

    After listening to the fans, we busted ourselves to add a whole co-op campaign specifically as a bonus for fans, and we made it a separate campaign so we could do it at a high quality. Also adding online was outside what our small team could handle.

    So my thinking is that it entirely necessary for primarily co-operative games, but I hope it doesn’t become a necessity for EVERY game.

    Hope that makes sense!

KinjiroSSD said:

August 23rd, 2:57 pm

No online co-op is a bust. Not everyone are neighbors with their friends.

solace357 said:

August 23rd, 3:02 pm

Day one purchase!

DeadCell34 said:

August 23rd, 3:19 pm

Well, I’m glad we cleared up the online co-op question. I was debating on buying this or Scott Pilgrim. I was very disappointed to see that neither game has online co-op, that’s practically an industry standard these days.

So, I think I’ll go with Scott Pilgrim for now. Don’t get me wrong, this looks like a great game… but I love the SP demo. If this game had online co-op, I’d probably pick it up first.

Maybe I’ll buy this one later.

bredbury said:

August 23rd, 3:48 pm

I will probably pick this up but i am a slave to reviewers :( so if it doesnt get like at least a 6 or 7 i may skip it. But i have 60 bucks on my psn account just waiting for a game like this. So hopefully tomorrow night i will be playing it.

poweredbyzen said:

August 23rd, 3:57 pm

it’s like samurai jack meets kill bill meets sin city! :D is it free for playstation plus subscribers?! :D

bredbury said:

August 23rd, 3:57 pm

o I forgot to ask about how long is this game?

KILLZONE79 said:

August 23rd, 4:40 pm

@ Jamie, co-founder of Klei,

droid is a new cellphone by Verizon Wireless!

GooberForHire said:

August 23rd, 4:57 pm


Yeah, but Droid is a trademark of LucasFilm, LTD (aka the Star Wars guys). Verizon had to get permission from them to use the trademark.

More on topic, this game looks amazing! Definitely going to check it out tomorrow!

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