Today Square has announced Sleeping Dogs, their upcoiming open-world ‘cop drama’ based in Hong Kong. Now this may all appear quite familiar, this is the return of True Crime: Hong Kong under a new name.
The game is being developed by United Front Games and you’ll take on the role of incercover copper ei Shen who is tasked to take out the Triad gangs. Expect a ccariety of outlandish combat moves and an arsenal of improvised weapons.
“From the moment you pick up the controller and experience the blend of driving, close combat and shooting you know you’re playing something fresh and a bit special,” said Lee Singleton, General Manager of Square Enix London Studios. “Sleeping Dogs has one of the best melee combat systems out there – it’s super brutal with devastating takedown moves, and when added to UFG’s proven heritage in driving games, a first class story and the vibrant backdrop of the Hong Kong underworld we get a fiery recipe with fun written all over it.”
“Working on Sleeping Dogs has been such a huge passion for the team at United Front Games and we’re really pleased to be working with Square Enix London Studios,” said Stephen Van Der Mescht, Executive Producer at United Front Games. “The extensive experience both our studios have in creating compelling openworld gameplay and rich and rewarding combat makes for a perfect partnership. Working together we can make sure that Sleeping Dogs is the most intense and immersive experience it can be.”
The game will be heading to the PC, 360 and PS3 at some point this year and you can find out more on the new official website. Check out the announcmebnt trailer and trailer and some rather vibrant first screenshots below.