True Crime Hong Kong Reborn As Sleeping DogsFebruary 9, 2012
Square Enix has unleashed an awesome live action trailer and screens for the upcoming Sleeping Dogs, previously True Crime: Hong Kong.
Sleeping Dogs casts the player into the role of Wei Shun, an undercover cop who is hell-bent on taking down the Hong Kong Triads from the inside. The game promises an intriguing story of loyalty and betrayal in the mean streets of Hong Kong island.
The gameplay seeks to bring action games to a new level, with shootouts, street races, and brutal close combat around every corner. Players will be able to unleash bone-crunching attacks and use a wide variety of environmental items for dispatching your enemies, from incinerators and circular saws to phone booths and refrigerator doors.
“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 that both studios have in creating compelling open world gameplay and rich, rewarding combat makes for a perfect partnership. Working together we’re ensuring Sleeping Dogs is the most intense and immersive game it can be.”