True Crime: Hong Kong

Square Enix announces Sleeping Dogs at retailer event

Square Enix announces Sleeping Dogs at retailer event

True Crime: Hong Kong renamed, out in August.

More from the talkative Destination PlayStation event - this time concerning True Crime.

According to a tweet by Future Shop Gamer, which attended the event, Square Enix has revealed Sleeping Dogs, due out on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in August.

Future Shop also published an image, which looks a lot like True Crime: Hong Kong, the game Square Enix picked up after Activision ditched it halfway through development.

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Square buys True Crime: Hong Kong rights

But will have to change its name.

Square Enix has picked up the rights to open world action title True Crime: Hong Kong following Activision's decision to pull the plug on the game earlier this year.

Kotick: "We give people freedom to fail"

Activision boss on how he rewards staff.

Oft-demonised Activision boss Bobby Kotick has outlined a few of the ways in which the publisher attempts to encourage and reward innovation within its ranks.

United Front Games lays off staff

True Crime dev still "open for business".

United Front Games, the Canadian studio behind the recently canned True Crime: Hong Kong, has confirmed a number of redundancies.

True Crime was "not good enough"

Acti's damning verdict on canned game.

Open world actioner True Crime: Hong Kong was cancelled because it just wasn't up to scratch, according to publisher Activision.

Activision kills Guitar Hero

Layoffs at DJ Hero dev, True Crime cancelled.

UPDATE: Reports are coming in that layoffs have also hit the Activision-owned developer Vicarious Visions. Developer Manveer Heir tweeted this evening to say, "Ugh sorry to hear about the Vicarious Visions layoffs today after Guitar Hero canceled. Shitty. Sounds like Freestyle (DJ Hero) got hit too."

True Crime

Honk Kong Phooey?

True Crime's plot, while perfectly serviceable, is pretty traditional stuff, so let's kick off with a relevant paradox or two instead. They may not actually be genuine paradoxes, obviously, as I'm quite thick.

True Crime

Putting the reboot in.

There's no getting away from it. Yes, the new True Crime game looks a bit like Grand Theft Auto. But the old True Crime games were a bit like Grand Theft Auto, so that comes as no surprise. More intriguing is the longer list of titles from which this new instalment in the series has taken its cues. Burnout, Batman, Ghost Recon, Need for Speed, Mirror's Edge, Assassin's Creed, Ratchet & Clank, Bejeweled... All of these games are referred to during the course of our 45 minute demo, and only the last one as a joke.