Along with these screenshots
, Square Enix
announced that Sleeping Dogs
, an all-new open-world game inspired by classic Hollywood and Asian cinema style action thrillers, will go on sale across North America on August 14th, and in Europe and UK on August 17, 2012, for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.
Developed by United Front Games
in collaboration with Square Enix London Studios
, Sleeping Dogs is a gritty open world cop drama set in 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 - the Sun On Yee Triad. Featuring an intuitive and imaginative combat system, Sleeping Dogs empowers players to perform an extensive set of martial arts moves, single-handedly taking on numerous opponents. Players perform bone-crushing 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.
In related news, Square Enix revealed that the limited edition pack of Sleeping Dogs will be available at all UK games retailers for consumers who pre-order the game (press 'read more' for details).