Eidos Interactive, the publisher behind the Lara Croft Tomb Raider series, has announced that it will be releasing a new title from the creators of the Hitman series, IO Interactive.

According to the publisher, Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is a dark and gritty tale of two men bound by circumstance as they wait on death row for their final sentence. The two, one a flawed mercenary, the other a medicated psychopath, are forced to embark on a violent and chaotic journey.

The games makers, IO Interactive has said that the game will mix elements from its Hitman games and its squad based game Freedom Fighters.

The fully co-operative third-person action shooter title also promises heavily populated destructible real-world scenarios, a volatile partnership and brutal attitude.

Edios says the title will be available on Xbox360 and PC in 2007.