Triad Wars drops more details, screens and a new trailer

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Out of all the sandbox games that I double-dipped into in the previous generation of gaming, I think Sleeping Dogs may have been one of my favourites. There’s just something magical about that game, from the combat and atmosphere to the superb gunplay on offer that made it stand out for me. Triad Wars looks like more of that then, but with a PC twist that sees you running your own racket in Hong Kong.

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Described as an online open-world action strategy game, players get to tackle the Hong Kong criminal underworld, building a new empire and competing with other players to expand their territory. It looks prettier than a buffet of fresh pork buns, as you can see in the video below:

“Triad Wars is the flipside of Sleeping Dogs,” design director Steve Ferreira said in the video above, in case you’re having bandwidth challenges. “Sleeping Dogs was all about the story of Wei Shen and taking you on a ride through that story and finding out what was going to happen to Wei Shen.”

Triad Wars is the other side of that, it’s all about Hong Kong and the criminal underworld within Hong Kong. And this is about you creating your own gang. This was really a chance to explore Hong Kong and again the Triads and how that fit together. Your turf is interesting, because it’s really an extension of the players personality. The types of rackets that you choose to run, whether you choose to focus on counterfeiting goods and counterfeiting currency, smuggle in things, it’ll change the way you approach your game day to day.

The PC version of Sleeping Dogs had undeniably the best visuals of all the platforms that it was released, and coupling that with an interesting mix of kung Fu and empire building could be a winner here. It essentially looks like more of Sleeping Dogs, but with the strategy elements thrown in for good measure. And that souns like a winner to me.

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Triad Wars is scheduled for 2015. There’s a beta that you can register for, right now. Hopefully, it’ll allow me to run a racket that specialises in counterfeit board games.

Last Updated: September 23, 2014

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  • Ryanza

    It makes me sad to see how many games are going online only. From now on this online only craze is going to get out of hand. I for one will not support any online only game.

    Triad Wars online only from get go I’m not interested. Then in the video the guy said that the driving aspect is good. It’s not good. Sleeping Dogs didn’t have nice driving. So if this game had any hope to get me on board they lost me with that. Driving is good. Fuck off.

    Don’t support DRM

    • MakeItLegal

      playing it on pc at the moment , and i have to say the driving is fun , not realistic , just fun , maybe u should try turning with (B) the emergency break on

      my only complaint is that the camera gets wonky when u try to reverse , else sleeping dogs is a tops game in my book

      • Ryanza

        The driving in Sleeping Dogs = Need for Speed meets GTA.

        • MakeItLegal

          Yes !!!!!

          • Ryanza

            If you have GTA 4 try driving around and taking corners and drifting around corners and spinning the wheels, with the Dukes. If you have Gay Tony, try the Tampa.

          • MakeItLegal

            i have GTA EFLC on pc , what a joke rockstar did , when i go into menus to change settings it wont let me , graphics look like ps2 ( i uninitialised it yesterday after 3 weeks of hassle) , max payne 3 keeps pausing on pc , and laptop , only way i can play it is to stream it from pc to laptop , wiith laptop next to pc

            i ve preorded both gta’s on ps3 , and both times taken a day off work

            so i dont know if i am gana get gta V now for pc or not – maybe i will get it , but if it fucking doesnt work day 1 like its supposed to , i will throw my toys and get a full refund from TB games , and vow never to purchase a rockstar game for pc ever again

          • Ryanza

            -nomemrestrict
            -norestrictions

          • MakeItLegal

            i am not sure i understand your statement ? must i block something ?

  • ReaperOfSquirrels

    I must be a sucker for BETA punishment… cos I just signed up for this one *shakes head*

    • Admiral Chief 0

      You BETA believe it

      • ReaperOfSquirrels

        I’ll be the BETA person and actually try this out… if I get chosen.

        • Then you shall forever be known as the “chosen one”

          …..Unless some of us also get into the beta then the “chosen couple”

  • Hammersteyn

    I’ve heard all this before, they can show clips from Destiny and not change any of the peoples lines in the video. Also this is basically GTAV but with no SP and more emphasis on MP, meaning that there will be either monthly subs or microtransactions and horse armour DLC.

  • MakeItLegal

    should i get the dlc for sleeping dogs ? worth the price ?

    on the side , this is essentially GTA online ? sick i am sold

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      No, the DLC is crap.

      • MakeItLegal

        Thanks

  • Ross Woofels Mason

    Actually looks better than I thought it would be. Seems like it could be fun, don’t see it getting huge though.

    • ReaperOfSquirrels

      It’ll probably go P2W just so they can get their cash back and then they’ll shut down the servers.

      • Ross Woofels Mason

        That is sadly probably true. It’s a pity because Free to play can work when done properly (dota, hearthstone, might quest for epic loot) but yea pay to win just hauls them in cash quicker.

  • Michelle

    Just the other day I was thinking “Wouldn’t it be cool if they made a game like Sleeping Dogs where you could build up your own gang?”

    This game sounds like it’s going to be epic.Love Sleeping Dogs,finished it on PC and now playing it on Xbox.

  • Rock789

    Ai… Why online only?! Spoiling a perfectly good SP franchise, if ya ask me. Guess I’ll have to make do with the Definitive Edition of Sleeping Dogs on the PS4 for now… Can’t wait to get stuck in again (love that game so much!).

  • Johan du Preez

    Skip thank you although Sleeping Dogs is one of my favourite games im not going to let this ruin it.

  • Hmm actually surprised by this game, gonna be following along, but I kinda doubt it would be something big.

    http://dpsgamers.com

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