Renowned fighter working with Square Enix and United Front Games on open world cop drama
Square Enix has announced a partnership with mixed martial arts (MMA) champion Georges St-Pierre to collaborate on the development of Sleeping Dogs, an all-new open-world game inspired by classic Hollywood and Asian cinema style action thrillers. Sleeping Dogs. St-Pierre, known to his legion of fans as "GSP", has been working with Square Enix and United Front Games on multiple elements - including combat.
Sleeping Dogs is a gritty and visceral openworld cop drama set in the vibrant city of Hong Kong. Taking the role of undercover cop Wei Shen, players are tasked with taking down one of the world's most fearsome criminal organizations from the inside. 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.
Sleeping Dogs will be available in the second half of 2012 for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.