True Crime: Hong Kong Reborn as Sleeping Dogs

Back in February of 2011, Activision cancelled developer United Front Games’ True Crime: Hong Kong. Good for the developer that Square Enix stepped in and saved the game – and the developer – to boot. Now, the publisher has announced the fruits of that labor with True Crime: Hong Kong now officially becoming Sleeping Dogs.

Lee Singleton, general manager of Square Enix London Studios had this say.

From the moment you pick up the controller and experience the blend of driving, close combat and shooting you know you’re playing something fresh and a bit special. Sleeping Dogs has one of the best melee combat systems out there – it’s super brutal with devastating takedown moves, and when added to UFG’s proven heritage in driving games, a first class story and the vibrant backdrop of the Hong Kong underworld we get a fiery recipe with fun written all over it.

The open-world shooter – still being developed by United Front Games, is scheduled to be out in the second half of 2012 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. In the meantime, I suggest watching the live-action trailer below to whet your appetites.

Let us know what you think about the game.