Remember a few months ago when Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition was announced? And Square Enix revealed that Detective Wei Shen would be coming to PS4 and Xbox One in all of his face mashing, sometimes-law abiding, pork bun scoffing glory? After a so-so 101 trailer that told new fans or returning players everything we needed to know about the console leap, Square Enix is actually proving those claims of updated visuals and bigger crowds having now released several Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition PS4 gameplay videos to show off how the game looks on Sony’s new machine. Watch them after the break.
“You look like you could use a pork bun!” Ah yes, that’s one of many iconic things from the original version of Sleeping Dogs that’s back in Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition. Right up there with Hong Kong’s open-world playground and those ridiculous satisfying (but incredibly violent) combat and environmental kills. You never forget the first time you fry an enemy to death with an electric generator, as the saying goes. But even though this was all the great the first time round, is it worth buying again? Are the ‘1080p HD’ graphics and DLC bundle a good enough reason to invest? And will Detective Wei Shen finally give in to demands and eat a pork bun on his cheat day? It’s all answered and more in the new Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition trailer after the break.
Still licking your wounds after the Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity announcement took everyone by surprise? Aren’t we all. It also saw plenty of nastiness sent Square Enix’s way, including ‘sell outs’, ‘money grabbing chumps!’ and various other insults used to describe longstanding business practices. Nonetheless, Square Enix surely can’t be bad eggs, right? As their new initiative wants to rob us of our free time right when we’ll need it most; to study, learn and make good use of far-too-expensive college tuition fees. The Square Enix Back to School sale does offer us dozens of cut-price games though, so you can find out more on the deals after the break.
After more rumours than you could throw an entire room of gossipmongers at and a massive leak from Amazon, publisher Square Enix have now officially the game that we all knew existed. Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition will bring Wei Shen’s shady (but justice upholding) antics to PS4 and Xbox One as our double agent copper enters Hong Kong’s criminal world to deal damaging blows to its knee caps. Or, y’know, help them do more illegal things. The game is good like that. Anyway the ‘definitive’ edition of the game comes with a tons of DLC and more of what we enjoyed on last-gen systems so you can find out more about the game after the break.
In the last Sleeping Dogs trailer, we saw main man Wei Shen break approximately a 7 gazillion faces within the 1 and a half minute trailer of Sleeping Dogs gameplay highlight, and it turns out that he’s really good at it, so we’re in good hands with the combat.
In another one of the game’s earlier trailers we saw the beautifully done driving gameplay, which resembled Grand Theft Auto 4 more than previous iterations of the GTA series has. All good stuff.
Today we have a new trailer for you (along with some Sleeping Dogs screenshots) that shows off more of these things, with an extra side of alleyway thuggery and angry Chinese shouting. You can watch it (and view those new screenshots) after the break.
Click ‘Continue Reading’ to see the new Sleeping Dogs trailer and screenshots.
Now this one’s not for the faint-hearted and in hindsight, I maybe should have posted this before the lunchtime food rush with your stomach full and your body in no state to watch a minute long trailer of some of the most brutal combat that you will probably ever see in a video game.
Nonetheless, here we are and Sleeping Dogs is that game with the combat that packs a punch, a sawblade (to the face) and an grizzly impalement. More bloody than a back alley brawl and slicker than the gel-styled hair of an Italian mobster, the combat shown off in this new Sleeping Dogs trailer seems to be more fluid (and most importantly, more fun) than that of its closest rival, Grand Theft Auto, or even that of the insanely brilliant Uncharted 3.
We’ll have to wait a bit later in the year to actually get to play it for ourselves but right now, this new Sleeping Dogs trailer is more than enough to keep us hungry for the full game.
Click ‘Continue Reading’ to watch the Sleeping Dogs Gameplay Highlights trailer.
My reasoning for that was that the look of Sleeping Dogs’ superb looking on-the-road physics, which, from what we can gather between the trailer in that post and the one I have for you today, is that the vehicle handling in the game will be both fast-paced and meaty and will definitely not let us down in the vehicle department.
The success of a sandbox game can hinge on its vehicular sections, given that a lot of the gameplay and tasks will require us to roar down miles of tarmac on a regular basis. By the footage in this latest trailer from Square Enix, Sleeping Dogs has got this down pat.
Put down the pitchforks!
Sleeping Dogs does resemble Grand Theft Auto somewhat, please don’t set my house on fire! And to the person who just threw a brick at my house – you’ll be receiving a bill in the mail.
The latest Sleeping Dogs dev diary, ‘undercover Hong Kong’, features both an insight into how the game came to be (Hong Kong slasher flicks), a bit of intel onto how the Triads do what they do (probably best to avoid them, yeah) and a smattering of gameplay footage, which, yes, does resemble GTA, slightly.
The driving looks weighted, the combat look meaty and I can’t wait to get my hands on it, see for yourself after the break.
Click ‘Continue Reading’ to see the new Sleeping Dogs trailer.
As a UK resident, I try and save the clichéd British phrases for special occasions but cor, blimey! Sleeping Dogs is really violent.
We got the itty bittiest taste of how gratuitous the combat sequences are in the previous batch of screenshots but this new trailer for Sleeping Dogs’ story is an entirely different case of face-mashing altogether.
Blood-spattered knuckle dusters aside, it’s clear that Square Enix and United Front Games are upping the ante on the formerly Activision-owned game, with the right bit of pacing able to make the game’s story a real contender against the balls to the wall plotlines of fellow sandbox-er, Grand Theft Auto.
Click ‘Continue Reading’ to see the new Sleeping Dogs trailer.
First things first, this will be the first, last and only time that I use this line in my coverage for Sleeping Dogs because I am a sucker for the obvious cliché – …”let sleeping dogs lie.”
Okay, can we move on now? Good. Pun aside, I do not think we should let ‘Sleeping Dogs’ lie at all. Activision, on the other hand did, and canned the game in February, 2011 (back when it was called True Crime Hong Kong). Thankfully, Square Enix picked up the game from Acti, minus the name rights, hoping to give the market a gritty urban sandbox shooter set in the belching, crime-infested underbelly of Hong Kong.
Along with the new name, Square Enix have also released a trailer, several screenshots and a morsel of story info (which is in the video after the break, I shan’t spoil the surprise for you!).
Click ‘Continue Reading’ to find out more about the game.