Sleeping Dogs Release Date, Pre-Order Incentives Announced

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Square-Enix’s Sleeping Dogs has finally come up with a firm North American release date along with some cool pre-order bonuses from a few participating retailers.

Square-Enix will release Sleeping Dogs on August 14th, 2012 in North America and August 17th, 2012 in Europe. The game will be an open-world police drama and was formerly known as True Crime: Hong Kong before the rights to the game were purchased by Square-Enix and the name was changed.

Here are the pre-order bonuses for Gamestop, Amazon.com, and Best Buy:

Best Buy: ‘Georges St. Pierre (GSP)’ Pack:

  • GSP’s signature “flying punch”
  • Exclusive GSP outfit including T-shirts, headband and shorts
  • GSP’s outfit unlocks the “flying punch” and increases grappling and throwing damage

GameStop: ‘Police Protection’ Pack:

  • Exclusive “High Speed” Mission
    ·         Exclusive HK Police SWAT Outfit
    ·         Exclusive assault rifle
    ·         Exclusive SWAT Police Vehicle

Amazon: ‘Martial Arts’ Pack:

  • Shaolin Showdown Mission
    ·         Shaolin Warrior outfit (with increased striking damage)
    ·         Bonus Triad XP points
    ·         Wing Chun decoration for safehouse (with temporary combat buff)

Exclusive content for the digitally downloadable PC version of Sleeping Dogs will be announced at a later date.

Sleeping Dogs is developed by United Front Games in conjunction with Square-Enix London Studios and will be released August 14th, 2012 in North America and August 17th, 2012 in Europe for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC.