You guys remember Sleeping Dogs, right? The game that pits you, Wei Shen, against the might of the Triads in Hong Kong, China? I always felt like Sleeping Dogs was underrated for what it achieves and it’s a fantastic game. Some of it is like a GTA clone, yes, but this was all that we had while waiting for GTA V. We even reviewed it and gave it a score of 85, which should be an indicator of how much this game surprised everyone.
Now Square Enix is set to re-launch it for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One in the form of Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition. There’s a trailer and some more info after the jump.
The game was first announced in a leak with both the Xbox One and PS4 version of the Definitive Edition going up on Amazon for pre-order. The game will launch on 14 October 2014 and will retail for a full $59.99 in the US and Canada (so you can expect to pick it up for R799.99 on day one locally). The game has gone through a complete overhaul in both graphics and sound. It also rolls in all the DLC ever released for the game as well including the story-extending episode Year of the Snake and the horror-themed add-on Nightmare In North Point.
“It was an exciting opportunity for the original development team to be able revisit a game we’re so passionate about,” said Dan Sochan, senior producer at developer United Front Games. “We’re giving old and new fans a lot reasons to pick up the game, as we’ve gone beyond just increasing resolution and running at 1080p.
“We listened to the fans: we tuned gameplay, we added to the ambiance of Hong Kong, increased audio fidelity and pushed the visuals further than we could on the previous generation of consoles.”
Check out the trailer below. For some reason Square decided that a live-action trailer would best get the point through that this version of Sleeping Dogs looks a lot better than the game that debuted on the PS3 and Xbox 360.