Square Enix wants to give you a lesson in the beat down. Sleeping Dogs takes place in Hong Kong where the Triads rule so that means there are no rules. The all around combat shown off is a good indicator that someone has been watching a lot of fightfests on DVD as all the action has a good amount of variety and comes off very cinematic. That means you’ll be using tons of martial arts moves along with the environment to your advantage, parkour type moves, disarm take-downs, slow motion, vehicular mayhem, drive and shoot scenarios, stunt jumps and more, it’s all here. There’s not just the main story either, fight clubs, street racing, side missions both for the police and Triads, karaoke, gambling, cock fights and if you still need more there’s always the ladies. Hopefully you are ready for all of this as it’s coming August 14th 2012 to PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 until then check out the four minute trailer below to see how great it’s looking.
Square Enix London Studios has today released the 101 Trailer, an action-packed four minute feature for its hotly anticipated open world action title, Sleeping Dogs.
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.
Developed by United Front Games in collaboration with Square Enix London Studios, Sleeping Dogs is a gritty and visceral open world cop drama set in the vibrant city of Hong Kong. Taking the role of undercover cop Wei Shen, players are tasked with taking down one of the world’s most fearsome criminal organisations from the inside. Offering players an island packed with action, every street corner, market stall, harbour dock or city skyscraper can become an opportunity for intense shoot-outs, adrenaline-fuelled street races and intense, brutal martial arts combat. Featuring one of the most intuitive and imaginative combat systems, Sleeping Dogs empowers players to perform an extensive set of martial arts moves, singlehandedly taking on numerous opponents. Players perform bone-crunching 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.
Sleeping Dogs will be available in from 17th August, 2012, for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PCs. For more information about the game, visit www.sleepingdogs.net and join our facebook page atwww.facebook.com/SleepingDogsGame for regular updates.