PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
Post by Eorl @ 01:59pm 12/08/14 | 4 Comments
The remastered update of the 2012 game leaked late last week, and Square has since confirmed this edition will also include 24 pieces of the title's DLC, including the story-extending Year of the Snake and the horror-themed Nightmare in North Point.
"We’re giving old and new fans a lot reasons to pick up the game, as we’ve gone beyond just increasing resolution and running at 1080p," said senior producer Dan Sochan. "We listened to the fans: we tuned gameplay, we added to the ambience of Hong Kong, increased audio fidelity and pushed the visuals further than we could on the previous generation of consoles.”
Post by Eorl @ 11:43am 07/08/14 | 3 Comments
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The Definitive Edition release will include the original game and its downloadable content, which is listed as an $85USD value, the listing says. The Amazon listing has a retail price of $59.99USD. Amazon lists a pre-order incentive for Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition: limited edition artbook packaging that includes a 28-page book of concept art from the game.
Presumably the Definitive Edition will utilise the already-available high res graphics that PC players have enjoyed since its release two years ago, however exact details on the console ports aren't yet clear. Hopefully full 1080p 60FPS is on the table for the version, though we are sure to know more soon enough.
Post by Eorl @ 11:49am 08/10/13 | 5 Comments
A recent trademark application revealed the name earlier, however United Front Games has now officially confirmed the title in a post on their official website. It is unclear whether Triad Wars will continue where Sleeping Dogs left off with undercover cop Wei Shen, but expect at the very least some form of Triad representation.
So, we’re making a new game! We can’t say a lot about it right now, but you might have read about a trademark registration for something called Triad Wars? Well, we’re super-excited that it’s another game based in the Sleeping Dogs universe, it’s something we’ve wanted to do for ages.Those eager for more information will have to sadly wait until 2014, but United Front Games has stated they'll be partnering up with Square Enix once again for the new project so hopefully we won't have to wait too long for more.
Post by Eorl @ 11:31am 13/03/13 | 0 Comments
Year of the Snake sees Wei Shen’s story continue as he rejoins the ranks of the Hong Kong Police Department, only to be caught up in chaos. A vicious doomsday cult is taking root in the back streets of Hong Kong… the Cult of the Snake. Hell-bent on cleansing the city of its evils, they cannot be negotiated with as they pursue a murderous path to their righteous salvation.You can check out the launch trailer and screenshots below for a look at the high-kicking Wei Shen in action. Year of the Snake is available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC for 560 Microsft Points or $6.99.
Post by Dan @ 10:38am 14/11/12 | 0 Comments
Starting from November 14th, Sleeping Dogs players will be able to download the content-rich Dragon Master Pack, a killer collection of weapons, character upgrades, martial arts moves and missions only previously available individually at pre-order; the Drunken Fist Pack featuring a new fighting style unavailable to the sober man; three new classic outfits and weapons in the Square Enix Character Pack; a trio of tattoos available in the Gangland Style Pack; and the next gameplay-extending add-on pack, the Zodiac Tournament.Highlights in the schedule are the Square Enix character pack that includes player skins from Deus Ex, Just Cause and Hitman, and the Zodiac Tournament pack that extends the single-player storyline with a new island off the coast of Hong Kong, filled with "themed fighting arenas".
For more on Sleeping Dogs, catch up in our full review (AusGamers 9.0/10).
Post by Eorl @ 11:06am 19/10/12 | 5 Comments
Steam offering 50% off for the PC title (thanks GuVna).
Sleeping Dogs catapults players into the role of undercover cop Wei Shen, tasked with taking down one of the world’s most fearsome criminal organisations from the inside... the Hong Kong Triads. As players explore the bustling and crowded Hong Kong island, through its neon-lit side streets and sprawling street markets, an incredible story unfolds of loyalty and betrayal, where Wei begins to question his own motives as he is sucked in deeper than he could ever imagine.For those who are still on the fence or want to know more about Sleeping Dogs, you can check out our review for a detailing of what we thought of the open-world game and its Chinese setting.
Post by Eorl @ 11:20am 22/09/12 | 0 Comments
No official date has been announced yet, though we can expect more news after the New York Comic Con. You can check out the trailer below which reveals the new fast-paced DLC.
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:11am 23/08/12 | 4 Comments
Well Namco Bandai Games has today announced that a demo for the open-world actioner, which is inspired by classic and modern cop and robber tales, is available on PS3 and Xbox 360 as well as PC - hooruh!
Dylan Burns reviewed Sleeping Dogs for AusGamers and scored the game a very respectable 9/10 and wrote:
Sleeping Dogs’ blender like approach to design could have so easily faltered, but it doesn’t. The mix is just right. It doesn’t overstep its influences but it doesn’t need to. The Hong Kong setting and Wei’s struggle to maintain both of his competing personas create a compelling world.If you grab the demo, let us know your thoughts in the Comments section below.
Post by Dan @ 03:27am 15/08/12 | 22 Comments
AusGamers' Dylan "Gameboffin" Burns has been cleaning up the mean streets of North Point, one flying kick at a time, and has quite a few nice things to say about Sleeping Dogs in our latest review.
We don’t know how much of what is now Sleeping Dogs (it began life as True Crime: Hong Kong) was handed over to Square Enix, and perhaps we never will, but it would have been criminal for a game of this calibre to slip between the cracks. It is the perfect open world fix in the lead up to GTA V and full credit to United Front Games and Square Enix London for crafting this entertaining, engrossing and deeply impressive title.Read on for all the juice.
Post by Eorl @ 12:50pm 09/08/12 | 4 Comments
Launching day and date with the Xbox 360 and PS3 releases, Sleeping Dogs for Windows PCs is set to ship with a stunning set of PC-specific features to bring Hong Kong island to life. With an array of advanced graphical features on-board, the Windows PC release gives gamers with the hardware bandwidth a host of graphical enhancements, hardware optimisations and support for the latest AMD and Nvidia features.While this is only just a taste of what the PC version will offer, check out the full press release for quite larger array of features exclusive to PC.
Check out the trailer below which has United Front Games community manager Kyle Stallac giving a brief overview of the PC title, included with some gameplay footage. You can also check out some of the screenshots below showing off one of the features, Eyefinity.
Sleeping Dogs will be available on August 16th for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.