Sleeping Dogs, formerly known as True Crime: Hong Kong, has finally been announced officially by Square Enix. In a live action reveal that rivals most modern martial arts films, it is almost forgettable that it is in fact an announcement for a game.
Developed by United Front Games, the game will follow undercover cop Wei Shen as he tries to undermine the Hong Kong Triads from within. The game is set to feature driving, close combat and shooting, though Square Enix London Studios general manager Lee Singleton points out that 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.”
Sleeping Dogs is set for a 2012 release on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC.