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.
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.
Wei must enter a race against the clock in an explosive countdown to midnight and bring the cultists to justice before the arrival of Judgement Day. With an arsenal of weapons – including a tear gas launcher and an electroshock pistol – new outfits and abilities, Wei aims to earn back his honour with the HKPD by sabotaging the cultists’ plot to bomb, terrorize and subdue the citizens of Hong Kong.
Through several missions and optional activities, Wei will track down the Cult of the Snake’s leader and personally show him that the world is not about to end for anyone but him and his followers.
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".
Packs will be available to download throughout the Holiday Season from Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network and Steam. More information including on-sale dates and pricing will be made available at www.sleepingdogs.net.
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.
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.
Adrenaline-fuelled street racing across the island of Hong Kong in the Street Racer Pack Twenty new cop missions unfold on the streets of Hong Kong via the SWAT Pack The Tactical Soldier Pack empowers players with the game’s most powerful weapon and armor The Community Gift Pack — free, tailor-made content from United Front Games Sleeping Dogs’ first story-driven game extension: details to be revealed at a special panel at New York Comic Con Panel on October 14
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.
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.
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.
The high-resolution texture pack updates the game to a new level, bringing eye-watering detail and crisp clear rendering to everything from city skyscrapers to crumbling ancient temples. Another layer of depth is added for gamers running at higher resolutions using increased small object detail to render smaller items of the world from a far greater distance to give an incredible sense of scale and detail.
Sleeping Dogs features the voice talent of Will Yun Lee (Die Another Day, Total Recall) as Wei Shen, an officer sent deep undercover into one of Hong Kong’s most feared Triad gangs, the Sun On Yee. With the aid of Police Inspector Pendrew, played by Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins, The Full Monty), Wei must earn the trust of his childhood friend, Jackie Mah, voiced by Edison Chen (Infernal Affairs I/II, The Dark Knight). Through Jackie, now a low-level thug running for the Sun On Yee, Wei will become one of the most-trusted lieutenants of Red Pole Winston Chu, played by Parry Shen (Better Luck Tomorrow, The New Guy), slowly becoming ingrained in the criminal underworld and becoming one of the very men he was sent to bring down.Sleeping Dogs is due on August 16th 2012 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
With a supporting cast including Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man, Zombieland), Robin Shou (Hard to Kill, Fatal Chase), Terence Yin (New Police Story, Colour of the Truth), James Hong (Blade Runner, The Day the Earth Stood Still), Lucy Liu (Kill Bill: Vol. 1, The Man with the Iron Fists), Tzi-Ma (Rush Hour, The Quiet American), Yunjin Kim (Lost, Diary of June) and Kelly Hu (Martial Law, X2), Sleeping Dogs features one of the most credible casts of Asian and Western cinema stars, bringing the game’s deep and evolving plot to life.
An energetic fusion of East and West, old and new, Hong Kong is one of the most unique cities in the world, and Sleeping Dogs an open world game like no other. In the 101 trailer, London Studios and United Front Games delve deep into every aspect of the game from the brutal martial arts combat to the intense vehicle shoot-outs and street races, the wealth of side content and social features to the girls, guns and gambling dens.Check out the trailer below for the very brutal introduction (HD here) and make sure you check out our game page for the latest news, screenshots and trailers.
Offering players an island packed with action, every street corner, market stall, harbor dock or city skyscraper can become an opportunity for intense shoot-outs, adrenaline–fuelled street races and intense, brutal martial arts combat. Featuring an intuitive and imaginative combat system, Sleeping Dogs empowers players to perform an extensive set of martial arts moves, single–handedly taking on numerous opponents. Players perform bone–crushing kicks and combos, vicious counters, and a cinematic set of environmental takedowns making use of countless real–world items from circular saws to phone booths, incinerators to refrigerator doors.You can check out the trailer below (HD here) or head over to our game page for the latest interviews, news and previews.
Loyalty and discretion... watch words of the Sun On Yee, one of Hong Kong’s most brutal Triad gangs. It’s the attitude which makes them strong, the attitude which makes them feared. Getting in will be the hard part, keeping alive even harder.Watch the trailer embedded below or click here for the HD video page.
To bring down the Sun On Yee you have to take down the people who support them... the Red Poles, the lieutenants, the Dragon Head. On old friend from your childhood is looking for muscle. A low-ranking lieutenant he may be, but if he trusts you, you are in. The civil war brewing can be used to your advantage; show them you are fearless and you will quickly rise through the ranks and take down the brotherhood from the inside.
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.You can check out the latest live action, butt kicking trailer over here, or take a swing at Steve's hands-on preview for his thoughts on the game so far.
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.