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Square Enix Revive True Crime: Hong Kong With A Phoenix Down


Earlier this year, Activision cancelled a game called True Crime: Hong Kong, in development at United Front Studio, who are known for their work on ModNation Racers. True Crime: Hong Kong followed the story of Detective Wei Shen, attempting to infiltrate a Triad in Hong Kong.


That game has now been picked up by Square Enix London Studios, and is still in development at United Front under the eye of its new publisher. Square Enix London Studios are also supervising Heroes of Ruin for the Nintendo 3DS and worked with Rocksteady to publish Batman: Arkham Asylum.


In an interview with Gamasutra, Square Enix London Studios general manager, Lee Singleton, reveals that Square Enix haven’t purchased the True Crime brand itself. True Crime: Hong Kong will be released under a new name, but details as to when it will be released and what it will be called haven’t been announced.


True Crime: Hong King is heavy on story. Back in May, we leaked pages from its script, describing a few short scenes from the game, including an interesting scene of Wei visiting an acquaintance in prison. If you want to get a feel for the game’s story, you can read those here.

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.