Square Enix's Sleeping Dogs was once True Crime: Hong Kong; first trailer and images inside
Today, Square Enix announced Sleeping Dogs, a "gritty open-world cop drama" from United Front Games. Formally known as (the long gestating) True Crime: Hong Kong, the game takes place in (would you believe it?) Hong Kong, and tells the story of cop Wei Shen, who is tasked with going undercover to take down one of the world's most dangerous crime organizations.
According to the announcement press release, the game promises lots of "intense shoot-outs, adrenaline-fuelled street races and intense, brutal martial arts combat", topped off with cinematic takedowns using environmental items like phone booths, incinerators, and refrigerator doors (E-rated stuff, right?).
"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's 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."
Look out for Sleeping Dogs for the PS3, 360, and PC sometime in the second half of this year, and until more news comes about, you can get your fix with the live-action trailer below.
Source: Square Enix press release
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