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Hong Kong Crime Drama Sleeping Dogs Will Awaken In August


Square Enix announced a release date for Hong Kong crime drama game, Sleeping Dogs, today. North America will get the game on August 14th and the U.K. will see the game on August 17th. Depending on which U.S. store you order the game from, you’ll get access to different pre-order incentives.


Best Buy are giving away a “Georges St. Pierre” pack, which lets you dress like the martial arts champion and gives you an extra melee move based on him. Wearing his clothes will give you increased throw and grappling damage in combat.


Amazon’s pre-order bonus is the Martial Arts pack. This gives you a Shaolin Warrior outfit and decorations for your safehouse in the game. You also get bonus Triad XP points and an extra “Shaolin Showdown” mission.


Finally, GameStop have a “Police Protection” pack, which has an exclusive “High Speed” mission, an HK Police SWAT outfit, an exclusive assault rifle weapon to use in the game, and a SWAT police vehicle.


In the U.K., the George St. Pierre and Police Protection incentives will be part of a limited edition for the game, which will be available to those who pre-order the game at any U.K. store. Additionally, Square Enix Europe also say that the downloadable PC version of the game will have some sort of extra content as well.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.