Sleeping Dogs screenshot
Sleeping Dogs screenshot

Following Tweets from cat-out-of-the-bag expert, Square Enix has officially announced Sleeping Dogs.

While the publisher doesn't say so, Sleeping Dogs is the retitled True Crime: Hong Kong from United Front Games which had been canned by previous publisher Activision.

Players go undercover in the role of Wei Shen, a cop tasked with taking down the Hong Kong Triads, one of the world's most fearsome criminal organisations, from the inside.

"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," said Lee Singleton, general manager of Square Enix London Studios. "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."

Square Enix says the game will be released in the second half of 2012 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. However, earlier information pointed to an August 2012 release date.

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BC_Animus's Avatar


Would love it if they did a Kojima switch on us and have it so after the first hour the rest of the game changes into a 30 hour interactive video of two dogs sleeping.

I'm looking forward to this one actually, I spent some time in Hong Kong as a child so I've always found games and movies set there to be kinda neatos.
Posted 05:58 on 09 February 2012
Wido's Avatar


I was reading the tweets about Sleeping Dogs. I need to give the trailer a watch later!
Posted 19:00 on 08 February 2012
Woffls's Avatar


Hmm, sounds okay but I was hoping for something a bit grittier and visceral...ierrrr?!??
Posted 15:30 on 08 February 2012


Super brutal combat system from Sqenix? Maybe like this?
YouTube Video
Posted 15:22 on 08 February 2012

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Technical Specs
Release Date: 17/08/2012
Developer: United Front Games
Publisher: Square Enix
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
Site Rank: 1,599 488
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