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Sleeping Dogs
Sleeping Dogs

PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Developer: United Front Games
Publisher: Square Enix Classification: MA15+
Release Date:
16th August 2012
Sleeping Dogs

Genre: Action
Developer: United Front Games
Publisher: Square Enix
Classification: MA15+
Release Date:
16th August 2012
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Tuesday, 12 August 2014
Post by Eorl @ 01:59pm 12/08/14 | 4 Comments
Square Enix has officially confirmed Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition will hit PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 10th.

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.”
Thursday, 7 August 2014
Post by Eorl @ 11:43am 07/08/14 | 3 Comments
Square Enix is once again riding the remastered bandwagon, with United Front Games' open-world action game Sleeping Dogs appearing on Amazon for both 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.
Tuesday, 8 October 2013
Post by Eorl @ 11:49am 08/10/13 | 5 Comments
Sleeping Dogs developer United Front Games has revealed they are working on a new title set in the same universe as their Hong Kong sandbox, confirming the previously rumoured name Triad Wars.

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.
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Post by Eorl @ 11:31am 13/03/13 | 0 Comments
Undercover cop drama Sleeping Dogs has today launched a new DLC titled "Year of the Snake" and is set to feature a series of all-new, action-packed police missions set immediately after the main game. The DLC pack will also feature a handful of new achievements and trophies for those in need of more completion.
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.

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.
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.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Post by Dan @ 10:38am 14/11/12 | 0 Comments
Square Enix and United Front Games have announced their ongoing DLC schedule for open world action game Sleeping Dogs, laying out a list of the various content additions that players will be able to augment their martial arts experience with this holiday season.
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.

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
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).
Friday, 19 October 2012
Post by Eorl @ 11:06am 19/10/12 | 5 Comments
For those who have yet to try their hand at the open-world sandbox martial arts fighter Sleeping Dogs, now might be your lucky chance with 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.
Saturday, 22 September 2012
Post by Eorl @ 11:20am 22/09/12 | 0 Comments
Square Enix and United Front Games have finally lifted the veil on what to expect in the first round of DLC for their Hong Kong sandbox game, Sleeping Dogs. The new DLC will be coming to all platforms in October, and will be featuring a range of new missions, races and a vaguely described story-driven content piece.
  • 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
  • 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.

    Thursday, 23 August 2012
    Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:11am 23/08/12 | 4 Comments
    Still not sure if you want to make the trek to Hong Kong to go undercover with the Triads to bring down a major crime syndicate in Sleeping Dogs?

    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.
    Wednesday, 15 August 2012
    Post by Dan @ 03:27am 15/08/12 | 22 Comments
    It's been a long road for developer United Front Games. The game now known as Sleeping Dogs launches tomorrow in Australia on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but it was originally conceived as True Crime: Hong Kong and survived a complete publisher transition to bring us an open world game with a multicultural tone and a theme from a John Woo film.

    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.
    Thursday, 9 August 2012
    Post by Eorl @ 12:50pm 09/08/12 | 4 Comments
    The latest trailer for the upcoming gritty and visceral open world cop drama set shows off a numerous amount of features for the PC version, including DirectX 11 support and 60 FPS.
    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.

    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.
    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.