Sleeping Dogs

PC, XB360, PS3 / Action / Release: Aug 14, 2012 / ESRB: M

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Sleeping Dogs gets PC-specific features, trailer

Sleeping Dogs gets PC-specific features, trailer

Sleeping Dogs is going to have a laundry list of PC-specific features, including fully customizable DirectX 11 features, Square Enix has revealed in a new trailer. The game is promised to run at a full 60 frames per second in 1080p.

Watch: The PC game in action »

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Just Cause 2 players get bonus in Sleeping Dogs

Just Cause 2 players get bonus in Sleeping Dogs

Any Just Cause 2 players looking forward to Sleeping Dogs? If so, you'll get a special perk when United Front's game comes out on August 14: A Rico Rodriguez clothes set and a boost to your character's carjacking skills.

Read more: Make sure you have a Just Cause 2 save game »

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Sleeping Dogs cast includes Will Yun Lee, Edison Chen

Sleeping Dogs cast includes Will Yun Lee, Edison Chen

Sleeping Dogs is a love letter to Hong Kong cinema. And to help "capture the tone" of its inspirations, Square Enix has hired quite an all-star cast to voice the game. Will Yun Lee (Die Another Day) will play the main character, Wei Shen. He'll be accompanied by a supporting cast that includes Edison Chen (Infernal Affairs), Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man), Lucy Liu (Kill Bill), and Kelly Hu (X2).

Watch: Introducing the cast »

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Sleeping Dogs preview

Sleeping Dogs preview

It's not every day you see a game rise from the dead. But that's precisely what happened with Sleeping Dogs, the game formerly known as True Crime: Hong Kong. A Square Enix exec claimed that former publisher Activision was "crazy" for dropping the title, and after some time with it, I'd agree.

Read more: Hong Kong comes alive »

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Steel Battalion, Sleeping Dogs - Shacknews Daily: May 24, 2012

Steel Battalion, Sleeping Dogs - Shacknews Daily: May 24, 2012

Mass Effect 3 is getting yet another dose of DLC. But sorry, single player adventurers. This is an expansion pack for the game's multiplayer mode. At least it's free. Then, Capcom releases a demo for Steel Battalion on Xbox Live. The successor to the Xbox cult classic won't require a giant hundred-button controller, but it will need Kinect. Finally, we get a look at Sleeping Dogs, a new open-world action game set in Hong Kong.

Check out today's episode of Shacknews Daily.

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Sleeping Dogs arise in August

Sleeping Dogs arise in August

United Front's Sleeping Dogs, the open-world crime 'em up formerly known as True Crime: Hong Kong, has been dated for August 14. As ever, there are a variety of retailer-exclusive pre-order bonuses to thrill, confound, and irritate.

Read more: Missions, weapons and more for pre-ordering »

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True Crime: Hong Kong revived as Sleeping Dogs

True Crime: Hong Kong revived as Sleeping Dogs

Square Enix announced Sleeping Dogs today, a gritty cop drama set in Hong Kong. The PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 game is being developed by United Front Games and Square Enix London Studios, and aiming for a launch in the second half of 2012. And in case "gritty Hong Kong cop drama by United Front" sounds familiar, that's for good reason; this is apparently what became of True Crime: Hong Kong after Square picked it up last year.

Read more: A story of betrayal, punctuated by martial arts »

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True Crime: Hong Kong picked up by Square Enix

True Crime: Hong Kong picked up by Square Enix

Square Enix may not be willing to ever resurrect Aeris, but they are using a Phoenix Down on True Crime: Hong Kong. Developer United Front Games' open world action game was dropped by publisher Activision earlier this year, saying that it would be "a very good game," but one that wouldn't fit in with the rest of Activision's portfolio: "to focus disproportionately on three big, huge monsters. Those three monsters are the Bungie, Call of Duty and Spyro titles."

The project is being resurrected by Square Enix, describing the game "as a fantastic opportunity to create a new and unique franchise which gamers will come to know and love for years to come."

READ MORE: Why is Square Enix so excited? »

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Guitar Hero only 'on hiatus,' True Crime: Hong Kong cancellation explained

Guitar Hero only 'on hiatus,' True Crime: Hong Kong cancellation explained

In February, monolithic publisher Activision announced that it was closing its music games division and cancelling True Crime: Hong Kong. While the former was not entirely unexpected due to the crowded rhythm game market, the latter was a little surprising. Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz recently, Activision's VP of developer relations and acquisitions Dan Winters explained a little more.

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Activision Cancels True Crime: Hong Kong and Planned 2011 Guitar Hero Title

Activision has just announced it has halted development on the open-world, action title True Crime: Hong Kong and a new game in the Guitar Hero franchise.

According to the release, Activision has decided to disband its Guitar Hero-specific business unit and cancel development on a Guitar Hero title slated for release later this year "due to continued declines in the music genre." Read more »

"Nooooooooooooo! That's literally what I said when I heard this. Usually canceled games aren't ..."
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True Crime: Hong Kong Release Pushed to 2011

It's true -- crime in Hong Kong has been put on hold until next year, as the upcoming reboot of the open-world franchise True Crime has been pushed to sometime in 2011. The Activision-published True Crime: Hong Kong was originally slated to hit stores in fall 2010.

The delay was revealed in Activision's Q2 2011 investor's report, where the publishing giant said the push to 2011 would "give the development team more time to deliver the high-quality entertainment experience they envision for the game." Essentially, the equivalent of "no comment" when detailing a reason for a video game delay. Read more »

"Screenshots looked surprisingly good for this one, and I love the idea of an open world game in ..."
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True Crime: The GDC 2010 Preview

Activision shelved the True Crime series after only two games. Not that either were bad; they just never quite lived up to the potential of a cop's perspective on the fight against crime in a sprawling urban open world game. As part of this fresh start, True Crime moves halfway around the world to Hong Kong where investigator Wei Shin has been assigned to infiltrate a Triad gang. But to get the action movie feel developer United Front wanted, the game version of Hong Kong does not accurately map to the real world city. Instead, the four neighborhoods draw from a number of different sectors of Hong Kong. Read more »

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True Crime Screenshots: Hong Kong Hustle

What happens when you reboot an open-world franchise with an eye towards "classic Hollywood and Asian cinema style action thrillers" and a new developer? True Crime.

Coming from ModNation Racers developer United Front, True Crime and its tale of an undercover cop in Hong Kong is due on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this fall. Read more »

"I'm always willing to give an open-world game a chance. Will keep an eye on this one."
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Activision Breaks Down 2010 Release Schedule: Singularity in June, Transformers by July, More

On top of confirming plans to release a number of high-profile titles across 2010, mega-publisher Activision Blizzard has also outlined when they should hit.

As expected, the next Call of Duty will be released within the holiday timeframe, with Raven's time-shifting shooter Singularity now due in June and High Moon's robotic action game Transformers: War For Cybertron slated to arrive after March but before July. Read more »

"If you buy games from Blizzard through battle.net 2.0 does any of the money go to Activision?"
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New 'True Crime' Announced (Updated)

Update: Described in a press release from publisher Activision as a reboot "inspired by classic Hollywood and Asian cinema style action thrillers," the Hong Kong-set, Triad-focused undercover cop game hits PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in fall 2010.

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