Sleeping Dogs
E3 2012: Sleeping Dogs Interview - Open-Worlds, Kung-Fu and Crime With Dan Sochan
Written Thursday, June 21, 2012 By Richard Walker
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Having been through a fair bit of drama with the game that was once True Crime: Hong Kong, United Front Games is now rather upbeat about Sleeping Dogs' prospects as it heads towards completion and hopes to fully immerse players in a dramatic police story starring kung-fu fighting undercover cop Wei Shen.

Drawing upon a variety of Hong Kong movie influences and other Asian cinema staples, Sleeping Dogs is certainly shaping up rather well too, with a strong combat system and a few gameplay elements that should ensure rising through the Triad ranks to bring down the criminal organisation from within, will be a blast.

We caught up with Sleeping Dogs' Producer, Dan Sochan behind-closed-doors at this year's E3, and having played Sleeping Dogs several times in the last few months (check out our latest hands-on preview here), we had plenty of questions to ask about the open-world title that was saved from oblivion by Square Enix. Find out more about the Asian movie nods, gory combat finishers, costumes, vehicles and other stuff that'll await when Sleeping Dogs releases this August.


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Comment #1 by brandaman69
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 12:08:26 PM
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Comment #2 by JoBot 8000
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 04:16:24 PM
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I like how Dan spells his name in the intro, hah! This guy has come across really well in all the build up I've seen for Sleeping Dogs. I'm looking forward to this game immensely, I'm a big fan of HK cinema.

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Comment #3 by dante_kinkade
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 06:13:13 PM
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Though makes me wonder is it taking things from Hong Kong movies or chines in total, because I have watched a good amount of movies from over there about cops and/or the triads, but so far have only seen two Hong Kong triad movies, one with a body count of about 200+.

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Comment #4 by Famous Grim
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 07:09:33 PM
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looks terrible lol, comparing to games like max payne 3

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Comment #5 by brandaman69
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 09:13:16 PM
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@4 max payne 3 was terrible

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Comment #6 by dante_kinkade
Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 12:05:01 AM
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@5 you must be insane max payne 3 was amazing 11/10, just fantastic.

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Comment #7 by brandaman69
Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 12:13:02 AM
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@6 i am insane because the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over with expectation of something different happening. Every time I played max Payne 3 I expected it to be good but it never was

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Comment #8 by kinkynoah
Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 01:00:32 AM
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@7 Glad I'm not Robinson Crusoe on this. I tried on four separate occasions to play MP3, and hated it every time. Couldn't understand it as I normally love Rockstar games.

On topic, looking forward to Sleeping Dogs. Looks very promising.

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Comment #9 by HEMSTAR
Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 11:25:14 AM
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@7, 8... If you dont like mp3 then you cant call yourself a gamer, its why i myself and many other people play games because of the amazing story that it has. Mp3 is one of the better games that rockstar have ever produced, the worst would have to be gta4

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Comment #10 by LionSquid
Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 02:18:17 PM
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Cautiously optimistic about this game.

@9 People are allowed to have opinions bro, MP3 isn't the pinnacle of gaming like you seem to be implying.

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Game Info
Square Enix


US August 14, 2012
Europe August 17, 2012
Japan September 27, 2012

Resolution: 480p, 720p
Sound: Dolby Digital
Players: 1
ESRB: Mature
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