Set for release on August 14, 2012, the cast list for the hotly anticipated open world cop drama, Sleeping Dogs by Square Enix was recently made public. With a line-up of some of the finest vocal talent of Hollywood, the game captures the tone of Hong Kong’s underground gangster cinema.
Sleeping Dogs features the voice talent of Will Yun Lee (Die Another Day, Total Recall) as Wei Shen, an officer sent deep undercover into one of Hong Kong’s most feared Triad gangs, the Sun On Yee.
With the aid of Police Inspector Pendrew, played by Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins, The Full Monty), Wei must earn the trust of his childhood friend, Jackie Mah, voiced by Edison Chen (Infernal Affairs I/II, The Dark Knight).
Through Jackie, now a low-level thug running for the Sun On Yee, Wei will become one of the most-trusted lieutenants of Red Pole Winston Chu, played by Parry Shen (Better Luck Tomorrow, The New Guy), slowly becoming ingrained in the criminal underworld and becoming one of the very men he was sent to bring down.
Sleeping Dogs’ game-play is unique in that it combines popular mechanics from the likes of a few popular games. How these all work in tandem can be seen in the trailer below. I must add that this is one of the bloodiest sandbox titles we’ve seen in a while – where else can you impale somebody on a bed of swordfish?
- Free Running – Assassin’s Creed
- Slow/Bullet Time – Max Payne
- Combat/Counter Attacks – Batman series
- Open World/Cars/Boats/Motorcycles – GTA
- Cover System/Gears of War – Mass Effect
There are tons of videos out for this title – too many to post here, so if you’d like to get more of a ‘Sleeping Dogs’ fix – you can check out the official Sleeping Dogs Youtube channel.
SLEEPING DOGS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 14,2012. Stick around for an upcoming Go!Gaming Giant – Sleeping Dogs review.