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Report: Square’s Sleeping Dogs coming out in August

Wednesday, 8th February 2012 08:44 GMT By Johnny Cullen

According to a tweet from US retailer Future Shop, Square Enix’s shown Sleeping Dogs for the first time, confirming it for an August release.

The game’s unveil came at Destination PlayStation overnight. The retailer tweeted a bit of art from the game, showing an officer with dragon tattoos and a police badge.

As Siliconera notes, this looks like the reboot of True Crime: Hong Kong, the rights of which were bought by Square last year after Activision canned development after fears it wouldn’t hit the top of its genre.

It had previously been rumoured that Sleeping Dogs was Kane and Lynch 3. Original developer United Front Games is still working on the game.

Square Enix has only bought the rights to the game itself and not the IP, so there won’t be a True Crime name on the box. A 2012 launch was confirmed last August.

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6 Comments

  1. Maximum Payne

    Kane and Lynch 2 was also in August :P

    #1 3 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    Looking mighty fine. I’m glad the game comes out eventually, so few games have an asian main character. And the gameplay and visual style actually looks nice.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Edo

    A game that EVEN Activision was too ashamed of to release…yup that sounds really promising.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. YoungZer0

    @3: Ashamed? Activision is just in it for the money. If it’s not Call of Duty, its not getting released.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Edo

    #4 Spider-Man:Shattered Dimensions earned a lot of money I guess…oh wait.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. YoungZer0

    @5: Spider-Man is a well known franchise. True Crime isn’t and so far every True Crime was basically unplayable due to the huge amount of bugs the games came with.

    Releasing the game would’ve been a huge risk. And risks are something Activision never takes.

    #6 3 years ago

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