In this, the latest trailer for Sleeping Dogs, Square Enix and United Front Games show off Wei Shen taking some anger out on Triad gangsters. Sleeping Dogs has a mix of gameplay elements, from driving and detective work to city exploration, but we imagine there will be quite a few fist and gun battles throughout. And based on this trailer, things are going to be brutal.
There’s the basic fighting with grapples, counter-attacks, punches, and kicks but there are also weapon and environment moves. For example, did you see Shen sternum chop that guy with a meat cleaver? Ouch. Or what about impaling that other thug on a broken pole?
During our hands on preview with Sleeping Dogs back in March we noted that the combat has a fluidity reminiscent of Rocksteady’s Batman games. There aren’t a lot of different buttons to hit, but when hit them in the right order you can lay out thugs in a devastating fashion. There’s also an upgrade system for Shen that allows players to learn new skills or upgrade existing ones in driving, shooting, and fighting.
We’re eagerly anticipating getting our hands on Sleeping Dogs when it hits this summer. You can pick it up starting August 14 for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC.