It wasn’t long ago that Square Enix revealed an August launch window for its sandbox action game, Sleeping Dogs. Now, thanks to the game’s latest combat-centric press release, we know the exact release date for the United Front Games project. That would be the 14th of the aforementioned sweltering month.
Below, you’ll find Sleeping Dogs‘ latest trailer, which happens to be a combat highlight video. During its brief run-time, quite a few visceral hand-to-hand attacks are used on digital grunts. However, the real highlights come from when the environment becomes a weapon.
A deep array of combat moves and upgrades await Sleeping Dogs players who step into the shoes of undercover cop, Wei Shen. New bone-crunching kicks and devastating combos unlock as players earn face amongst their peers and respect from those who would challenge them. In Sleeping Dogs, the city itself doubles as an arsenal of deadly weaponry as real-world items from phone booths to TV sets, engine blocks to combat fish deliver a vicious and violent end to all who stand in your way.
Developed by United Front Games in collaboration with Square Enix London Studios, Sleeping Dogs is a gritty and visceral open world 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, harbor 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, single-handedly 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 from 14th August 2012 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PCs. Sleeping Dogs is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.