Square Enix has confirmed Sleeping Dogs existence with the release of an amazing and violent live action trailer. This is True Crime: Hong Kong re-branded, which was cancelled by Activision and picked up by Square Enix. Activision still hold the rights to the True Crime franchise, so the game had to be re-branded, Sleeping Dogs now being the title.
Lee Singleton, GM of Square Enix London Studios, commented on the gameplay style.
Square Enix London Studios, a part of the Square Enix Group announces Sleeping Dogs, a gritty open-world cop drama set in the vibrant city of Hong Kong. Developed by United Front Games in collaboration with Square Enix London Studios, Sleeping Dogs will be available in the second half of 2012.
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. 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.”
Sleeping Dogs will release on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Source: Press Release
The first official screenshots have been released.