Ever wondered what made Sleeping Dogs a “Free for Gold” title on the Xbox 360? Wish you could play the game on next-gen consoles and experience how beautiful the game can be on 1080p graphics? Well say no more! Last Friday on August 8 2014, Square Enix confirmed all of the background rumors regarding Sleeping Dogs being re-released. Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition will be released for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC in October of this year. Publisher Square Enix confirmed the exact dates for United Front’s gem to be October 10 for Europe and October 14 for North America.
Taking a snippet from our review of the game back in 2012, You play as undercover cop, Wei Shen, in Hong Kong as you try to take down the Triads from the inside. The sandbox world of Hong Kong is highly detailed, lively, interactive and populated. You scramble through crowds, pivot over counters, and hop fences as you try to catch your targets. The characters themselves are thorough in appearance and presentation, especially with what we’ve seen from the voice-acting of the star-studded cast: Will Yun Lee (Wei Shen), Emma Stone, Lucy Liu , Kelly Hu, Tom Wilkinson, Parry Shen, Robin Shou, Terence Yin, James Hong, Tzi-Ma, and Yunjin Kim. This game is powered by one of the best stories I have ever experienced in a video game. When you’re not immersed in the story, you’re sucked in by the high level of action and combat that never seems to get tedious.
The big deal this time around is the presentation refinements, tuned gameplay, and 24 releases of the previously released downloadable content will be integrated into Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition. Audio and visuals will be thoroughly enhanced and properly presented thanks to the new-found power in the latest-gen systems. Having claimed Sleeping Dogs as the must-have game of Summer 2012, I’d say that Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition is definitely one to look out for this fall for the super-enthusiasts and new-comers alike. If you’re new to Sleeping Dogs, be sure to stop by our review of the game before you decide whether or not you’ll pull the trigger on this one. With all that they are stuffing into this package, it seems likely that you should.
You can also check out Square Enix’s announcement here.
† Images acquired from Square Enix’s press site.