How Sleeping Dogs’ Live Action Announcement Trailer Was Created

By Ishaan . April 29, 2012 . 1:30pm


You may recall the above live-action trailer for Sleeping Dogs, a game set in Hong Kong, involving triad infiltration. While it contains no in-game footage, it was used to re-announce the game under Square Enix London Studios’ new supervision, after the title was cancelled by Activision.


The trailer was shot by a company named Goldtooth Creative, and developer, United Front Games, have put up a behind-the-scenes look at how it was created, which you may find interesting to watch. Take a look at it below:



Sleeping Dogs will be released this August. We published a series of interviews with the game’s developer this past week, covering various topics such as how open the game is, what its combat system is like, and how United Front researched Hong Kong and the triads to develop the title. You can read the interview series here.

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  • CrimsonalCore

    -At the end of the trailer-


    Now I want this game! XD

  • Wow! All the world with the lighting, and that chase scene in HK? Amazing. This looks like really top quality stuff.

    But… at the back of my mind, I know I’ve been burned by a good announcement trailer before. (Dead Island) It doesn’t matter how good the announcement trailer is, I’m going to have to see more of the game itself to be sure. But with the amount of time they’ve invested into the research, I’m feel quite positive. :)

  • MrRobbyM

    Okay, I’ll admit it. I only watched because of the hunky asian tattooed man. I regret nothing.

    Was nicely edited though!

  • At least I know it’s not some CGI or something… Wanting this game more and more..

  • Aoshi00

    I always love seeing the behind the scene stuff for movies.. a little weird to see how everything looks so carefully set up and choreographed when the action looks so gritty and flows so naturally.  They must’ve used some major anti flammable gel on the pig chopping chef lol.. hope no one got hurt making this.. cleavers give me the chills.. the game seems to be shaping up really good w/ such a cool environment and cool action moves, hope the story is cool like a gangster movie too.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I love seeing stuff like this. Especially with how awesomely choreographed the trailer was. Maaaan, I just keep getting more and more excited for this game.

  • Besides wanting the game badly, I really want a whole film like that trailer. Squeenix should take a shot at producing a live action Sleeping Dogs film. 8)

  • Learii

    1 word WOW

    i  don’t want the game anymore i want to watch the movie

  • this should be a fucking movie….

  • Scirm

    Sweet Jesus and Haruhi! Infernal Affairs as a game?! I love HK movies, and now I gonna be a part of it!

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