PlayStation Plus: Sleeping Dogs Joins the Instant Game Collection

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50w ago - Sony PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Morgan Haro is here with this weeks PlayStation Plus update which includes Sleeping Dogs joining the Instant Game Collection.

To quote: Welcome to the PlayStation Plus preview for May! Read on to see what's coming to the Instant Game Collection this month, as well as this week's discounts.

Please extend a warm welcome to Square-Enix's thrilling crime drama Sleeping Dogs, joining the Instant Game Collection tomorrow!

You'll also find a sweet discount on the award-winning indie, Papo & Yo. There's more where that came from, so read on. As always, let us know what you think in the comments.

May Preview

The following games are slated to be free to PS Plus members through the Instant Game Collection in the month of May.

Sleeping Dogs (PS3)
PSN Price: $49.99, Free for PS Plus members





Welcome to Hong Kong, a vibrant city whose exotic locations hide one of the most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations in the world: the Triads. You play Wei Shen, an undercover cop trying to take down the Triads from the inside.

Heralded on several Game of the Year lists, this version of Sleeping...
 

Video: Sony Reveals Sleeping Dogs Wakes on PS3 Tomorrow

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88w 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...
 

Video: Sleeping Dogs on PS3 and Telling Stories Through Games

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97w 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...
 

Sony Unveils a First Look at Sleeping Dogs for PlayStation 3

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113w 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....
 







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