Sleeping Dogs’ New “Year of the Snake” DLC Continues The Story

By Ishaan . March 12, 2013 . 6:01pm


Sleeping Dogs is getting a new add-on pack today, titled “Year of The Snake”. The pack adds new police missions set immediately after the story of the main game. Here’s a story summary for the Year of the Snake content:


Year of the Snake sees Wei Shen’s story continue as he rejoins the ranks of the Hong Kong Police Department, only to be caught up in chaos. A vicious doomsday cult is taking root in the back streets of Hong Kong… the Cult of the Snake. Hell-bent on cleansing the city of its evils, they cannot be negotiated with as they pursue a murderous path to their righteous salvation.


Wei must enter a race against the clock in an explosive countdown to midnight and bring the cultists to justice before the arrival of Judgement Day. With an arsenal of weapons—including a tear gas launcher and an electroshock pistol—new outfits and abilities, Wei aims to earn back his honour with the HKPD by sabotaging the cultists’ plot to bomb, terrorize and subdue the citizens of Hong Kong.


Through several missions and optional activities, Wei will track down the Cult of the Snake’s leader and personally show him that the world is not about to end for anyone but him and his followers.

The Year of the Snake add-on pack is available starting today for PC, Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, priced at $6.99, 560MSP, €5.49, or £4.39.

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  • s07195

    *heroic music*
    Wei in a police uniform doing police-y things : “This sucks.”

    • Chris Yuen

      Best part of the video right there.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    A nice DLC there which actually expand the game story there rather than just certain costume.^_^

    • Aoshi00

      I know, too many costume/weapon/car race packs before that had nothing to do w/ the story. The Chinese New Year celebration looks cool, though it came a month late :) This looks better than Nightmare in North Point too, the Jiangshi was cool but the streets filled w/ them at night got old fast.. I hope the girls would get to show up and interact w/ Wei more though..

      • Locklear93

        Agreed. I don’t mind costume DLC and so on, but if I’m done with the game, I’m not about to actually pay for them. DLC like this gives me a reason to actually play again, and accordingly, a reason to look at all the DLC they’ve released that hasn’t mattered to me.

        • Aoshi00

          Yeah, there wasn’t too much incentive to get the new costumes if you alrdy finished the main game once, but w/ more story added after the ending, you could have more variety.. For 560 MS pts, it’s worth it, but I have too much backlog now (so many new games this month..), I would wait till this DLC pack on sale to get it later..still haven’t finished North Point yet..

  • Richard N

    Oh gawd, I hope there’s gonna be Face missions where we give out parking tickets!

  • ndjn3979


    This is the kind of DLC and post-launch support a game needs.

  • gamerdude

    They really nailed the location in this game. To me it’s way better than GTA IV ever was.

  • Some1onearth

    Great! Been going back to this game to complete trophies simply because I missed it and wanted to go back to it.

  • SlipKnoT742617000027

    What are the abilities? Off-duty arrests and tickets. Right? I dont know all the info on this.

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