Square Enix has officially announced Sleeping Dogs, the new name of dropped Activision open-world title, True Crime: Hong Kong.
Me thinks that is the best live-action game trailer ever! Screw the game, I want the film!
As far as live-action game trailers go, this one is among the best. It's violent, it was nicely edited and it tells you all you need to know about the game's setting. Vanquish also had a trailer as good as this one when it was revealed. Unfortunately short movies like these or even CGI ones like Tomb Raider's "Turning Point" aren't getting the attention they deserve. We get Resident Evil instead :/ I'm just glad Mortal Kombat will get the adaptation it deserves after Rebirth and Legacy. On topic : Sleeping Dogs looks very promising but judging from the 4 screenshots I've seen, it needs a few tweaks graphics wise. Low res textures shouldn't exist on characters and the colors should be more vibrant (oddly enough, True Crime showed that in its screens). Still, if the environments are big enough and the city isn't dead, it will be an enjoyable experience. I just need to see this in action: http://image.jeuxvideo.com/...
They are calling it 'sleeping dogs'? Lol. Seems they are changing things around. If squareenix is smart, they'll keep it westernized so it won't scare off the fan base it already established (as true crime, but they already changed the tittle so there goes most its fans). Also knowing squareenix they'll add: androgynous characters, an unbelievable story, a simple gameplay mechanic, and more cutscenes than actual gameplay (which is what westerners DO NOT want). Not gonna get my hopes up for this game, square should just can it as I doubt the sales will be good in either territory. It's not Japanese so it won't sale good there, and square is changing things around so most western fans will look past it as not a "true crime" game. Square should of bought the name but I guess activision was smart to hold on to it. Judging by the screenshots, it looked too Asian/cartoony (like yakuza) and I guess that's why activision dropped it. it would also make sense why they kept the 'true crime' name, they might take another stab at it but with a different developer.
dude, it's what YOU don't want, don't bundle us with you A.D.D ridden gaming preference. XD, Also, a shit-ton of western games have long cutscenes and tons of dialogue. That's not exclusive to Japanese games.
Finally! some new info.
damn. it could be its own movie
me want them to piss Activision off. Good idea!
It's not gonna sale, telling you that right now lol. Doesn't have true crime on the tittle (so there goes the majority of true crime fans), looks too Asian (and besides FF and metal gear what Asian games sell good in the west?), knowing square they're going to add things that westerners do not like etc.. Activision was smart holding on-to the name.
not asian enough for me to be honest. cheesy....in a good way.
"Sell", not sale.
The game takes place in hong Kong, no shit it looks Asian. Also, since when do games only sell if True Crimes is in the name. Shit, if you hadn't been told this was the dropped True Crimes game, would you have even known it was? No, so if someone sees "Sleeping Dogs" will they instantly go "This is the dropped True Crimes"? No, they're gonna assume it's a new IP.
NICE!! Was a huge fan of True crime NY and LA on ps2. I was sad when True Crime HK was cancelled last year, but at least we'll see some of it's code live on in this new title.
This is more than just "some of its' code" this is the game in its' entirety. Squarenix didn't change a single thing but the title of the game and probably are paying for all the tweaking and testing of the game. The game was virtually finished by the time Activision canceled it last year, they were literally only cleaning it up and readying it for release in November of 2011 I believe it was.
Also, this story makes me wonder how many games we play under one title or franchise, were games that were rescued from development limbo with another company where the game was known as another title. I remember this game that was in development between 2008--09 called "Six Days in Fallujah." It was a modern day military FPS that was based in Iraq and it was cancelled because the premise of the game's story (which was based on the real life accounts of a US Marine squad which participated in the Battle for Fallujah in 2004) proved to be too much too soon for the public. After much public outcry regarding the subject matter the game was cancelled. But then in early 2010 I saw the trailer for EA's Medal of Honor reboot, and i SWEAR there's two scenes in The MoH reeboot trailer that are the exact same scenes that were in the Six Days to Fallujah trailer. I have always thought those two games looked too similar and I'm willing to bet that once Six Days was cancelled EA swooped in and bought up the project, then fine tuned it and released it as MoH. And after all the public outcry about the choice of setting and story in Six Days in Fallujah, EA goes ahead and releases Medal of Honor a year later with the story based on the real-life 2001 US Spec-Ops strike on Al Quaeda forces in Afghanistan's Shai-Kot valley, also known as the Battle of Takur Ghar. I'm rambling now, but this story reminded me of that..
Interesting, I'll keep an eye on this. I played one of the PS2 True Crime games and really liked it and I would certainly enjoy playing another... if it's done well that is.
The chef shoud stop drop and roll. And if your an under cover cop in a triad that would be cool.
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