As a badass Asian killer with a penchant for pork buns and a disposition for seeing women exactly twice before leaving them for somebody else, I really related to Sleeping Dogs. United Front Games and Square Enix’s triad-focused open-world game was a surprise hit – and though it didn’t do enough business to meet Square Enix’s unrealistically high expectations, it looks it’s getting a sequel.
In a brief post on their site, United Front Games confirmed that the recent trademarks indeed pointed to a new game set in the Sleeping Dogs universe, Called Sleeping Dogs: Triad Wars
We don’t know, at all, what kind of game it’ll be or what platforms it’ll grace – just that’s coming, at some point, and that it’ll be published by Square once again.
“So, we’re making a new game! We can’t say a lot about it right now, but you might have read about a trademark registration for something called Triad Wars? Well, we’re super-excited that it’s another game based in the Sleeping Dogs universe, it’s something we’ve wanted to do for ages, and we’re very happy to be working with Square Enix again… but that’s all we can give you for the time being – we’ll have more information about what the game’s going to be in 2014.”
Sleeping Dogs managed to do a quite a few things that similar games don’t – like manage to have a tight, focused narrative despite being open world. It also had proper melee combat, making the action more visceral and satisfying than we’d expected.
I hope this is a proper new game (preferably for next gen) and not something bound for tablets and smartphones, like Deus Ex: The Fall.
Last Updated: October 8, 2013