68w ago - Senior Producer Jeff O'Connell has revealed on Sony's PlayStation Blog today that Sleeping Dogs officially wakes on PS3 tomorrow!
To quote: It's been a long journey. Even now, it's hard to believe that Sleeping Dogs launches tomorrow.
It's a little odd given how the game is primarily a single player experience, but I think it's as we start seeing the online leaderboards fill up that the reality sets in: we made it.
It's obviously not the end of our time with the world we spent over five years piecing together, but it definitely marks a turning point - the time when we release a game once named Black Lotus, then True Crime: Hong Kong and finally Sleeping Dogs to you.
From here on Sleeping Dogs isn't living inside a bubble, but instead exists as a part of gaming's ever-growing cultural canvas. How big a part is in your hands - rest assured we have poured our hearts and souls into making our protagonist Wei's world one we feel you will enjoy.
Up to now we've seen a lot of focus on the systems we have crafted - the combat, the driving, the social hub - but we're most excited to see how people receive the story. Wei Shen's triad odyssey is the glue that holds all these other tasty parts together.
With it, Sleeping Dogs goes from being a collection...
77w ago - Sony Content Producer Simon Bramble has made available a video today spotlighting Sleeping Dogs on PS3 while discussing the art of telling stories through games.
To quote: New from developer United Front Games in conjunction with Square Enix London Studios is Sleeping Dogs, the stylish tale of undercover cop Wei Shen and his journey through the murky world of the Hong Kong Triads.
Executive producer Stephen van der Mescht of United Front Games took time out at E3 2012 to explain how Bruce Lee and PlayStation 2 classic Bully have helped shape this extremely promising title, and why we're seeing gaming leave its teenage obsessions behind.
What is it about Hong Kong that inspires?
Stephen: So many things. Its history in cinema, in martial arts, kung fu, everything as far back as Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Chow Yun Fat, John Woo. What's interesting for us is seeing those older action movies and the new wave of Hong Kong cinema like Infernal Affairs and that shift towards more serious story telling.
There's such a richness there and, from a gameplay standpoint, you think...
94w ago - Sony Localization Editor Ben Bateman has shared a first look today at upcoming title Sleeping Dogs for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.
To quote: Recently, we gathered select members of the media and swept them off to Hong Kong for a special preview event. These lucky journalists had been flown half way around the world to see the brand-new game from Square Enix, Sleeping Dogs.
While you'll start to see their previews pop up online shortly, we thought we would give you a glimpse of what's to come by walking you through the action-packed mission "Mrs. Chu's Revenge." This is not for the faint of heart...
Mrs. Chu's Revenge
You play as Wei, an undercover cop trying to infiltrate the Hong Kong triads. In this chapter of Wei's story, you begin in a Chinese restaurant owned by a distraught and saddened Mrs. Chu. She sits in the back of a grimy kitchen, hunched over a table, alone and in the dark. A close relative has been murdered and she wants you to deliver the man responsible.
Your first objective is to track down "Johnny Rat-Face" – the man charged with the killing. With only his cell phone number to go on, this would be a pretty difficult task for most people. Luckily, you've got the resources of the Hong Kong Police Department at your disposal....