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Square Enix Won't Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, True Crime Is Back

Remember True Crime: Hong Kong? It was canceled a while back, much to the chagrin of franchise fans.

But Square Enix has decided they shouldn't just let sleeping dogs lie. The publisher acquired the license to the game after Activision canceled development a couple years back and now, Square Enix has re-revealed the title as Sleeping Dogs. ...get it?

United Front Games is the studio at the helm and Sleeping Dogs is scheduled to release for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC during the second half of the year. The reason for the name change is that Square Enix grabbed the license rights to this one particular project, and not the entire franchise, but the setting hasn't changed: we're still in Hong Kong. The rejuvenated adventure is described as "an open world cop drama," where players assume the role of an undercover police officer.

Square Enix also said there's a heavy focus on giving players "a series of combat options." This involves gunplay that ranges all over the brightly lit city and "intuitive and imaginative" melee combat, which perhaps unsurprisingly includes some martial arts.

Well, who's excited to see True Crime back on the scene?

Related Game(s): True Crime: Sleeping Dogs

Tags: true crime hong kong, true crime sequel, true crime sleeping dogs

2/8/2012 10:06:46 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (22 posts)

H0TSHELLZ
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 11:01:35 AM
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Square Enix = Garbage

When it comes to SHOOTERS, they should never ever make another shooting game after that BS of a game Kane and Lynch 2. IMO

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GuyverLT
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 11:43:58 AM

They're not making it United Front is they are the same ppl who were originally working on the game b4 it got canceled what part of that did you not read there is a difference between publishing and actually making the game dude -_-

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H0TSHELLZ
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 1:04:01 PM

Yeah i know the difference !

Still doesnt change MY OPINION !

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 1:21:17 PM

You're right, he didn't change your opinion he just showed how wrong you were for having such a stupid opinion based on ignorance.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 1:29:00 PM

I think it's worth an opinion change at this point.

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GuyverLT
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 11:45:03 AM
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And I just saw that awesome movie like trailer and I'm gonna pre-order I've been waiting for this a long time.

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Oxvial
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 11:55:48 AM
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I bet this game gonna be released before FFVersusXIII.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 1:22:02 PM

Well ya....it's supposed to come out in August. I did laugh though...

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Underdog15
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 1:29:56 PM

No way it'll come out first. I heard FFversusXIII was going to be released alongside FFXIII!

oh...right... wait....

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comicozi
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 3:45:10 PM

yeah and here im still waitin for a new kingdom hearts.....(and by that i mean console version not craptastic handheld garbage.)

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 12:42:14 PM
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All right; True crime is back, can't wait. Hope their is hydralics in the cars, I want to get the hot hookers excited on the sideline.

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duomaxwell007
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 12:49:16 PM
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me!!! ive always known SE picke dit up an dit would be coming out this year I was just wondering WHEN.. now I know... woot!! the True Crime games are much better than that turd called GTA by far

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raptassassin
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 1:18:12 PM
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**** ya !!!!!! sorry couldn't help it lol. Anyway these two sentences perked my ears up.
"an open world cop drama". & "where players assume the role of an undercover police officer"
why do i smell a LA NOIRE knock off. witch may not b a bad thing to me. I will pre-order this the next time i go to gamestop

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 1:22:42 PM
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I strongly disliked the True Crime series and I remember laughing when it was canceled a while ago. Blah

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 2:28:03 PM
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I saw some trailers, it looks cool. I probably might want to take a trip there one day, good looking asian girls.

Last edited by AcHiLLiA on 2/8/2012 2:32:25 PM

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JLB1
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 4:49:25 PM
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I remember True Crimes LA. Still have it for the Gamecube. Pretty good, loved the cars and the shooting mechanics were really fun. When I initially found out that Honk Kong was cancelled, I was disappointed. Glad it's not yet dead, but I wonder if with all that went on, will the game suffer?

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 5:05:43 PM
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I enjoyed TC: Streets of LA & TC: NYC, so I'm happy to hear the franchise is back again!

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ZenChichiri
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 8:04:30 PM
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True Crime. Opposed to all those fake crimes, like negligence.

I've never played a True Crime before, but depending on how it looks I may be a fan. What is it that differentiates this game from other sandbox games like it? I know you play as a cop, so I suppose doing morally corrupt things is out of the picture, or are there options for that as well?

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GuyverLT
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 8:11:39 PM

But youre playing an "undercover cop" and with playing an undercover cop you will more than likely be trying to get close to major drug kingpin by doing very bad things lol at least thats what i got from the latest movie-like trailer.

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ZenChichiri
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 9:53:14 PM

I like games with moral choices like that where it's this big shady grey area. I hope this game captures that. I think it would be really cool.

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GuyverLT
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 11:38:09 PM

Agreed

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___________
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 1:51:03 AM
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this is exactly like LA Noire & neverdead for me.
awesome looking game, awesome looking concept, but im seriously sceptical if it can pull it off.
i just hope it turns out like LA Noire, and not like neverdead.
open world games are REALLY hard to pull off!
and judging by the previous games on ps2 which were decent, but repetitive and seriously buggy, im leaning more towards neverdead then LA Noire.

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