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Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition 101 Trailer

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Los Angeles (25th September 2014) – Square Enix and United Front Games today release a brand new 101 Trailer that details everything you need to know about SLEEPING DOGS™: DEFINITIVE EDITION.

Game improvements include native 1080p and new high resolution textures for the new generation of consoles, increased traffic and pedestrian density, new lighting, ambient fog and improved gameplay. In addition, a total of 24 pieces of downloadable content have been integrated into the gaming experience, including the story-extending episode Year of the Snake and the horror-themed add-on Nightmare in North Point.

For full details check out the new trailer here:

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Square Enix 2012 PAX Lineup

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LOS ANGELES (Aug. 27, 2012) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced the title lineup and fan activities planned for Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime 2012, taking place August 31 – September 2 in Seattle. Square Enix will give PAX attendees a chance to play some of the most anticipated and talked-about titles to date, including TOMB RAIDER®HITMAN®: ABSOLUTION™ and the critically acclaimed open-world cop drama SLEEPING DOGS™, now available in stores.

Additionally, Square Enix invites the general public to celebrate 25 years of FINAL FANTASY at the “Experience FINAL FANTASY” event on Friday, August 31. from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the ACT Theatre (700 Union Street). Fans will be able to reexperience their most cherished FINAL FANTASY games through dozens of playable units that span multiple generations and participate in a series of commemorative activities and games for fans of the renowned franchise. Prizes include fan-favorite character plushies and a custom FINAL FANTASY XIII-2branded PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and an Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Attendees will also be able to take their picture at the FINAL FANTASY-themed photo booth and will be able to receive a special 25th anniversary poster featuring Yoshitaka Amano’s artwork.

The “Experience FINAL FANTASY” event will also include two exciting presentations. At 5:00 p.m., there will be a special content presentation from the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn team. At 7:30 p.m., fans will have the opportunity to learn new details about the direction of Lightning’s story through a video message from the esteemed creators of FINAL FANTASY XIII, including Yoshinori Kitase (producer), Motomu Toriyama (director) and Isamu Kamikokuryo (art director).

On the show floor, PAX attendees will be able to preview and play the following Square Enix titles at Booth 3625:

  • Sleeping Dogs – Sleeping Dogs catapults players into the role of undercover cop Wei Shen, tasked with taking down one of the world’s most fearsome criminal organizations from the inside – the Hong Kong Triads. As players explore the bustling and crowded Hong Kong island through its neon-lit side streets and sprawling street markets, an incredible story of loyalty and betrayal unfolds, where Wei begins to question his own motives as he is sucked in deeper than he could ever imagine.
  • HITMAN: ABSOLUTION – HITMAN: ABSOLUTION follows Agent 47, a cold-blooded assassin, who takes on his most dangerous contract to date. Betrayed by those he once trusted — and now hunted by the police — he suddenly finds himself at the center of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world.
  • TOMB RAIDER – Armed with only raw instincts and physical ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, TOMB RAIDER delivers an intense and gritty story about the origins of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor.

In addition to getting the first chance to go hands-on with these blockbuster titles, fans will have the opportunity to gain greater insight into the world of HITMAN: ABSOLUTION through a dedicated panel:

HITMAN: ABSOLUTION

Unicorn Theater: Sunday, Sept. 2, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sven Liebold, global PR manager of IO Interactive will host a special HITMAN: ABSOLUTION panel at the Unicorn Theater. The panel will focus on “Contracts Mode,” a create-to-play experience inspired by the Hitman community. The panel will feature Tore Blystad, director of HITMAN: ABSOLUTION at IO Interactive.

Along with the panel, Square Enix fans will have several opportunities to take home fun and unique items during the show. With contests, interactive activities and more, PAX attendees will have multiple chances to win amazing prizes.

HITMAN: ABSOLUTION PHOTO SNIPING CONTEST
Upload your best photo sniping image to be entered for a chance to win a custom HITMAN: ABSOLUTION console. Runners up will receive miniature figures of Agent 47, and HITMAN-themed ties and tie clips. Participants can upload their photo entries athitman.com/photosnipe or by the photo-sniping app on the HITMAN Facebook page.

SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS PASSPORT PROGRAM
Visit booth 3625 to get your Square Enix Member Passport card. Participants will receive a stamp for every title they play at the booth. Once the passport is complete, participants can turn it in to receive a set of pins featuring custom logos from Square Enix titles and a special lanyard.

MEMBERS SWEEPSTAKES
Sign up to become a Square Enix Member for your chance to win prizes including Members exclusive promotional items and a custom Tomb Raider Xbox 360 console.

Sleeping Dogs Experiential Website Launches

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Wanted to send you a link to the new Sleeping Dogs Night Market website (http://nightmarket.sleepingdogs.net) that was recently launched to promote the release of the Sleeping Dogs video game. The site was created by digital agency, moreYELLOW, who recreated a Hong Kong street market scene from the game as a full-screen experiential website for both Flash and HTML5.

The site is loaded with exclusive content to excite gamer fans that is unlocked through the interaction with numerous hot spots throughout the site revealing teasers, special pre-order bonuses, DLC details, plus Easter Egg to uncover throughout the site and an exclusive Takedown video featuring action-packed gory gameplay.

moreYELLOW (http://www.moreyellow.com) based the experiential site on the criminal underworld scene from the video game, which was recreated by shooting all of the characters on green screen with hand-build custom props, and then composing them into a custom-build 3D environment. The site features interactive hotspots and characters throughout to make uncovering all of the teaser content fun for the user such as special video sections featuring vehicles and bike gameplay, martial arts and hand-to-hand combat, plus special sections on the cops and triads who populate Sleeping Dogs’ crime-ridden streets.

(Editor’s Note: This site is worth it for the great unlockable video!)

Sleeping Dogs Free Content Announced

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Welcome to Hong Kong, a vibrant neon city teaming with life, whose exotic locations and busy streets hide one of the most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations in the world: the Triads. You play the role of Wei Shen, an undercover cop trying to take down the Triads from the inside out. You’ll have to prove yourself worthy as you fight your way up the organization, taking part in brutal criminal activities without blowing your cover. Torn between your loyalty to the badge and a criminal code of honor, you will risk everything as the lines between truth, loyalty and justice become permanently blurred.

With United Front Games’ Sleeping Dogs three weeks from release, Square Enix London Studios today revealed Just Cause 2 players will find an exciting piece of free content available in the hotly anticipated open world cop drama.  Available in-game from launch, players browsing protagonist Wei Shen’s safehouse wardrobe will gain access to a unique new player outfit… a Just Cause 2 clothes set.  Featuring Rico Rodriguez’ trademark look, players stepping out onto the streets of Hong Kong dressed as the King of Chaos will gain a distinct boost to their action hijack ability, allowing them to perform stunt-style takeovers of enemy vehicles from an even greater distance.  This exclusive Just Cause 2 clothes set will be available in-game from launch across all formats upon detection of a Just Cause 2 game save on the machine’s hard drive.

Developed by United Front Games in collaboration with Square Enix London Studios, Sleeping Dogs is a gritty and visceral open world cop drama set in the vibrant city of Hong Kong. Taking the role of undercover cop Wei Shen, players are tasked with taking down one of the world’s most fearsome criminal organizations from the inside – the Sun Oh Yee triad.  Sleeping Dogs will be available from August, 14th 2012 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PCs.

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Sleeping Dogs Screenshots from E3 2012

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Square Enix has released some new screenshots from their upcoming crime-actioner, Sleeping Dogs (not to be confused with Ubisoft’s Watch_Dogs), lol.

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Georges St-Pierre Collaborating on Sleeping Dogs

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LONDON – (April 11, 2012) – Square Enix London Studios, a part of Square Enix Europe, today announced its partnership with highly acclaimed mixed martial arts (MMA) champion Georges St-Pierre to collaborate on the development of Sleeping Dogs. St-Pierre, known to his legion of fans as “GSP”, has been working with Square Enix and United Front Games on multiple elements – including combat – in Sleeping Dogs, a gritty open world cop drama set in the vibrant city of Hong Kong.

“Working with Square Enix has been an incredible opportunity,” said St-Pierre. “I’m really impressed to see how the hand-to-hand combat in the game is shaping up – it’s been a great experience being involved.”

In the stylized, high-action Hong Kong setting of Sleeping Dogs, every street corner, market stall, harbor dock or city skyscraper can become an opportunity for intense shoot-outs, adrenaline-fuelled street races and intense, brutal martial arts combat as players take on the role of undercover cop Wei Shen. Featuring an intuitive and imaginative combat system, Sleeping Dogs empowers players to perform an extensive set of martial arts moves, single-handedly taking on numerous opponents. Players perform bone-crushing kicks and combos, vicious counters and a cinematic set of environmental takedowns making use of countless real-world items from circular saws to phone booths, incinerators to refrigerator doors.

St-Pierre is working on an ongoing basis with Sleeping Dogs, consulting on elements in the game as well as sharing insights with the public on the game’s progress. Stay tuned for more detail.

“When it comes to professional fighting, names don’t get much bigger than GSP,” said Square Enix London Studios general manager Lee Singleton. “We are thrilled with the expertise that GSP brings to Sleeping Dogs”

Sleeping Dogs will be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PCs.

Related Links

  • Sleeping Dogs Official Homepage: www.sleepingdogs.net
  • Sleeping Dogs Official Facebook® page: www.facebook.com/SleepingDogsGame
  • Follow Sleeping Dogs on Twitter®: @SleepingDogs

Square Enix Announces Sleeping Dogs

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LOS ANGELES (Feb. 8, 2012) – Square Enix London Studios, a part of the Square Enix Group announces Sleeping Dogs™, a gritty open-world cop drama set in the vibrant city of Hong Kong. Developed by United Front Games in collaboration with Square Enix London Studios, Sleeping Dogs will be available in the second half of 2012 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.

Sleeping Dogs catapults players into the role of undercover cop Wei Shen, tasked with taking down one of the world’s most fearsome criminal organisations from the inside… the Hong Kong Triads. As players explore the bustling and crowded Hong Kong island, through its neon-lit side streets and sprawling street markets, an incredible story unfolds of loyalty and betrayal where Wei begins to question his own motives as he is sucked in deeper than he could ever imagine.

Offering players an island packed with action, every street corner, market stall, harbor dock or city skyscraper can become an opportunity for intense shoot-outs, adrenaline-fuelled street races and intense, brutal martial arts combat. Featuring one of the most intuitive and imaginative combat systems, Sleeping Dogs empowers players to perform an extensive set of martial arts moves, singlehandedly taking on numerous opponents. Players perform bone-crunching kicks and combos, vicious counters and a cinematic set of environmental takedowns making use of countless real-world items from circular saws to phone booths, incinerators to refrigerator doors.

“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,” said Lee Singleton, general manager of Square Enix London Studios. “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.”

“Working on Sleeping Dogs has been such a huge passion for the team at United Front Games and we’re really pleased to be working with Square Enix London Studios,” said Stephen Van Der Mescht, executive producer at United Front Games. “The extensive experience that both studios have in creating compelling open world gameplay and rich, rewarding combat makes for a perfect partnership. Working together we’re ensuring Sleeping Dogs is the most intense and immersive game it can be.”