Sleeping Dogs, the long awaited open world crime drama video game is finally here. Played primarily as an over-the-shoulder, third-person perspective action-adventure game with role-playing elements and taking place on the tough streets of Hong Kong – it focuses on an undercover operation, lead by badass cop Wei Shen, to infiltrate the infamous Triads and take them down from the inside out.
Developed by United Front Games in collaboration with Square Ennix London Studios, Sleeping Dogs features brutal bone crunching combos, adrenaline fuelled street races, intense heart pounding shoot outs and a free roaming environment where around every street corner lays a new threat.
French Canadian Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Georges St. Pierre has been brought on board to capture the realistic fight movements and takedowns, giving Sleeping Dogs a unique and realistic look and feel that is so often missing from these kinds of game.
You can check out Georges in action in the latest trailer, which we’ve kindly embedded below.
But what if you don’t fancy taking down the Triads just yet? With a fully formed free roaming environment in place there’s plenty of things to keep Wei Shen amused – including prostitutes, underground fight clubs, amusement arcades and cockfights. Yes, as an undercover member of the Triad clans you get to enjoy the full criminal lifestyle at your leisure. Not bad, hu?
If you’re as excited about this news as we are you’re going to have to wait a while longer before you can get your hands on a copy. Sleeping Dogs will be available from 17th August, 2012 for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and and Windows PC. For more information about the game, visit http://www.sleepingdogs.net or follow them on Facebook for regular updates.