Square Enix’s Sleeping Dogs Is A Reincarnation of True Crime: Hong Kong

February 8, 2012, By Christian Davis

Canadian retailer Future Shop’s official gaming Twitter account posted a poster for Square Enix’s new title, Sleeping Dogs as well as possible August launch for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. Originally, the game was expected to be related to a Kane and Lynch follow up but instead will be a reincarnation of Activision’s cancelled True Crimes: Hong Kong title. Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg said the cancellation was due to the finished product not going to be at the “top of that genre.” We see that happen all the time with games.

In August of last year, Square Enix picked up the rights to the game, but  not the True Crime intellectual property. Which means they would have to change the name of the game.

So now we have Sleeping Dogs and a bad ass live action trailer. No gameplay is shown, but you get an idea of what the plot is going to be. You’re an undercover cop who’s made his way into the underworld of China. You’re mission seems to be taking down some sort of crime lord that goes by the name of “Dragonhead.”

If the trailer is any indication of how the game will be, then we’ll see a lot of gun fire, melee combat, and some gruesome attacks. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments.


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