Sleeping Dogs: Triad Wars coming from United Front Games

Monday, 7th October 2013 22:41 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Sleeping Dogs developer United Front Games has confirmed it is working on a new game set in the same universe as the explosive Hong Kong action effort.

The new game is called Triad Wars, as suggested by a recent trademark application and confirmed in a post on the United Front Games website.

As yet, there’s very little information to share beyond the fact that United Front Games is once again partnering with Square Enix on the project, and that more details will be released in 2014.

Although fans are holding out hope for a full sequel to the 2012 open-world action effort, the publisher did say the original did not meet its expectations sales-wise. That said, Tomb Raider didn’t either – and that’s getting a follow-up.

To tamper your excitement, recall how hyped everyone was for a Deus Ex sequel, which turned out to be an iOS affair - could United Front Games be working on some sort of mobile tie-in? Triad Wars sounds like a heck of a good title for a mobile strategy or social effort. Then again, the Canadian team hasn’t produced any mobile games to date, and Deus Ex did get a sequel announcement eventually.

Since wrapping Sleeping Dogs, United Front Games stayed busy by contributing to the development of Tomb Raider. It was spotted hiring for next-gen – obviously.

Released in August 2012, Sleeping Dogs was well-received critically. It began life as an original IP called Black Lotus before Activision picked it up as True Crime: Hong Kong. Square Enix came to the rescue after Activision dropped the project.



  1. Legendaryboss

    Triad wars? Sounds like an MMO.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Legendaryboss

    Square Enix and Co, sure love announcing stuff before showing them off.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. monkeygourmet

    Sounds like a IOS or Tablet game.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Francis O

    So the game was considered a “commercial failure” by Square Enix, yet another game is coming in the franchise?

    Square, I want a new Chrono Trigger game……and I want it now.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Panthro


    #5 1 year ago
  6. Moonwalker1982

    No reason to get excited at all yet then. Except for the driving i really enjoyed Sleeping Dogs and a real sequel would be very nice. I don’t get Square Enix though. Both SD and TR didn’t meet their sales expectations…maybe that’s because the expectations were a bit high to begin with? Many publishers would have been good with those sales.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Luciferous

    I have to wonder if SE have quietly realised how absurd their expectations were for Tomb Raider and Sleepy Puppies?

    #7 1 year ago
  8. ps4fanboy

    sleepings dogs was very good. hope that triad wars is full next gen game

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Agt_Pendergast

    I just started playing Sleeping Dogs. I normally find most games of this types boring, but this one is getting its hooks in me.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. The_Red

    I’m pretty sure it will be just like their “full, AAA and authentic” Deus Ex for tablets (The Fall).

    #10 1 year ago
  11. f1r3storm

    Sleeping Dogs is profitable by now though.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. ChandlerL

    Sleeping Dogs was great. In my opinion, it deserved success and it got it. Square’s metrics were just out of whack. They need to adjust their costing models and develop accordingly using the talented teams they already possess.

    #12 1 year ago

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