Sleeping Dogs Open World Has Fight Clubs, Racing, And Maybe A Little Dating

By Spencer . May 24, 2012 . 3:30pm

Square Enix’s latest video of Sleeping Dogs shows more of Hong Kong and some of the other things Detective Wei Shen can do when he isn’t masquerading as a Triad member.



United Front Games added a fight club, street races, karaoke, cock fights, and… romance? Did the trailer just hint at dating sim elements? Sleeping Dogs will let players explore four districts in Hong Kong including Aberdeen, Central, North Point (which the team says feels more like Kowloon). For more about Sleeping Dogs check out our interview with United Front Games.


The game is slated for release on August 14 for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC in North America. Square Enix plans to release Sleeping Dogs in Japan too and they’re just getting started on marketing the title with this obvious teaser site.

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  • XiaomuArisu

    Glad the fight club is still part of the game but…how can we talk bout the fight club?
    Because first rule:Dont talk about the fightclub!

  • Solomon_Kano

    Did he beat him with a payphone? Was that a speedboat shootout? Was th-

    Too much. I’m already sold dammit. This game needs to get here sooner. Been waiting for this since it was True Crime and it’s only been looking better by the day. This is looking like GTA + the combat of Arkham City + a dash of Yakuza. Hell, there’s even a touch of NFS Underground in here.

    So. Much. Want.

  • Lolita Ribeiro

    Cantonese dub, please.

  • I’ll stick to Yakuza hahahahahaa

    • Guest

       no one is laughing with you.  Possible to … know…get both games. This game is tight

  • Hahaha, face points. I get it. Gotta protect that rep!


  • Guest

    Something I don’t understand…they say Nolan North is the voice actor for the main character but I hear two voice actors besides his in the last trailer. Now I dont hear Nolan North’s voice at all in this one as it sounds like it might be that actor Edison Chen……whats going on?

  • Learii

    you can’t kill random ppl or steal  cars can you? how about get chase by poicies

  • kupomogli


    There’s the possibility that this could be my favorite sandbox game and maybe favorite action/adventure game period.  The game looks absolutely amazing. 

  • Nitraion

    Japan i get yakuza 
    China i get this XD

  • Enma_Kozato

    Not sure if singing I Ran at the karaoke bar is a subtle metaphor or just a random song choice.

  • s07195

    One of my teachers showed a previous trailer of this game in school, and was talking about concepts like foreigner gaze and hyper-reality. He said that these days triads are more like businessmen than people wielding choppers and things like that… (-.-“)

    That said, I think I read in the newspaper yesterday about someone getting caught for a chopping incident last week, so just maybe…

    EDIT: Of course, even if it isn’t really a true representation of the triads, at least it gives us this great game. Now I’m wondering why teacher knows this…

    •  your teacher is full of crap

    • ddh819

      uh what kind of school do you go to?

  • Victoria [Rokuso3]


    Seriously, this game looks great. I’m considering buying it on day 1.

  • KOTheWorld

    4:13 I will never forget the day some punk became Sweet Tooth

  • ddh819

    can’t remember the last time i saw a real payphone in person

  • ddh819

    i wonder if people will get mad about the cockfighting

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