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Video Game: Shank
Shank is a 2D beat 'em up released on the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network on August 25, 2010 and on PC October 26. It was developed by Klei Games and published by Electronic Arts.

Betrayed by the only family he ever knew and left for dead, Shank feels the need to seek revenge for the death of his beloved at the hands of the underworld's deadliest assassins. Utilizing his knowledge of gang warfare and weaponry, Shank must battle his way through the criminal underground in order to seek revenge against the people who brought his world crashing down around him.

A sequel was released on February 7, 2012. Shank's attempts to settle down and leave his past behind him is abruptly ended when a new crime group called The Militia appears and threatens the lives of those closest to him. Now, Shank has to once again take up his weapons and take the fight to the enemy.

Tropes used in this game:

Shadow ComplexXbox LIVE ArcadeSine Mora
Severance: Blade of DarknessHack and SlashShining Series
Senran KaguraBeat 'em UpShatterhand
Mark Of The NinjaCreator/Klei Entertainment    
Shadow Warrior (2013)SteamShantae

alternative title(s): Shank
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