Square Enix and United Front Games today confirmed that Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition is due to launch on the 10th October 2014 in European and PAL territories for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition is a re-mastered update of the critically acclaimed Sleeping Dogs which released in 2012. The capabilities of today’s hardware have truly brought the vibrant Hong Kong experience to life. In addition, a total of 24 pieces of downloadable content have been integrated into the gaming experience including the story-extending episode Year of the Snake and the horror-themed add-on Nightmare In North Point.
Dan Sochan, Senior Producer at United Front Games, said:
“It was an exciting opportunity for the original development team to be able revisit a game we’re so passionate about. We’re giving old and new fans a lot reasons to pick up the game, as we’ve gone beyond just increasing resolution and running at 1080p. We listened to the fans: we tuned gameplay, we added to the ambience of Hong Kong, increased audio fidelity and pushed the visuals further than we could on the previous generation of consoles.”
Jon Brooke, Vice President of Brand and European Marketing at Square Enix Europe, added:
“Sleeping Dogs was a huge success and bringing it to the new generation of consoles was an easy decision. Updated visuals and the inclusion of all the downloadable content really makes this the Definitive Edition of the game.”
In Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition you explore the seedy underbelly of Hong Kong, as Wei Shen, a conflicted undercover cop, tasked with battling the ruthless Triads and his inner demons to take down the Dragon Head. Play on either side of the law, with Cop and Triad missions, as you manoeuvre through the ranks of the organisation. Featuring an unmatched and brutal martial arts system, movie-style shootouts, and high-speed racing – Sleeping Dogs’ Hong Kong is the ultimate open world playground.
It’s pretty unclear whether this ‘Definitive Edition’ will surpass the visuals packed in the PC version of Sleeping Dogs, so it will be interesting to run some comparison tests between these two versions once the Definitive Edition is out.