The rumors were right. Today, Square Enix officially announced Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition, a remastered version of the 2012 action game from Canadian developer United Front Games. The game launches on October 10 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, and includes 1080p resolution, 24 DLC packs, "tuned gameplay," and upgrades to the original's audio and visuals.
Square Enix says Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition will showcase a "shinier and grimier" Hong Kong, the game's setting. "The capabilities of today's hardware have truly brought the vibrant Hong Kong experience to life," the company said in a statement.
The DLC bundled in with Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition includes the substantial add-ons, Year of the Snake and Nightmare In North Point. Regarding resolution, Square Enix said the game runs in 1080p, but did not say if this applies to both Xbox One and PS4.
If you're not familiar with the story of Sleeping Dogs, you play as an undercover cop named Wei Shen who is tasked with hunting down the Hong Kong Triads gang in the seedy underworld of Hong Kong. The game has hand-to-hand combat, Hollywood-style shooting setpieces, and racing segments.
Square Enix also published a live-action trailer for Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition today, which you can watch above. The company has not shared any actual images or gameplay footage for the new version of the game yet. It is also unclear if United Front Games is working on Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition or if a separate studio is handling the port.
Earlier this year, Square Enix released Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for Xbox One and PS4. United Front Games worked on the Xbox One version of that port.
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