Sleeping Dogs: 5 things we can’t wait for
What shenanigans await us in Hong Kong?
Sleeping Dogs has been through hell and back. Originally starting out as an entry in the True Crime franchise, Activision lost faith in their action-infused IP.
Thankfully, Square-Enix saw the potential within the concept and backed United Front Games to produce the goods.
Sleeping Dogs has already impressed us in our hands-on preview, and with the game merely weeks away, there’s a few things we can’t wait to do in Hong Kong.
Sleeping Dogs prides itself on its hand-to-hand combat and Kung Fu-inspired heritage, and Square-Enix are promising to deliver that thanks to the free-flow combat system.
Rocksteady Studios (the team behind Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Asylum) consulted United Front with their fighting system to ensure that it has the right pedigree behind it.
Cars will be flying in Sleeping Dogs; not because it’s set in the future, but because Wei will be involved in a lot of vehicular chaos, resulting in flaming, flipping and exploding cars.
Illegal street races will also be standard-fare in Wei-Shen’s climb to the top of the Triad hierarchy.
Catch me if you can
There’s something so simple yet so intense about chasing down an escaping perpetrator.
Sleepings Dogs will feature a bunch of on-foot chase sequences, requiring Wei-shen to acrobatically make his way through busy markets, rooftops and streets to close in on his enemy and take them down.
Action movies – eat your heart out
The inspiration for Sleeping Dogs comes from a lot of Hong Kong cinema and Hollywood action movies.
Jumping from the roofs of cars, slow motion gunplay and over-the-top kills are all part of a day out for undercover detective Wei-shen.
While Sleeping Dogs is an action romp of note, it doesn’t let the story elements take a back seat.
With a strong cast, including Emma Stone, Lucy Liu, Tom Wilkinson, Kelly Hu, and Lindsay Price (to name a few), expect a deep and winding story that’ll have some twists in Wei’s Triad infiltration attempt.
Read more of MyGaming’s coverage of Sleeping Dogs.