Square Enix has revealed Sleeping Dogs this morning. The recently rescued Activision throwaway, True Crime. The renaming of the game will also see the title developed in collaboration with Square Enix London Studios. It’ll put True Crime fans in familiar territory, playing the role of an undercover cop, tracking down Hong Kong Triads.
“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,” says Square Enix.
“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,” Square Enix also said in the announcement.