Square Enix has announced an August 14 street date for Sleeping Dogs in North America, followed by an August 17 arrival in UK and other PAL territories. The open world cop game – developed in association with United Front Games – will hit the pavement alongside a number of pre-order goodies, depending on where you shop.
For those seeking a little more heat on their virtual beat, GameStop's pre-order incentive includes the “Police Protection” Pack, featuring an exclusive “High Speed” mission, an HK police SWAT outfit, assault rifle, and SWAT police vehicle. Best Buy, on the hand, is offering the “George St. Pierre” Pack, containing GSP's “flying punch” move, an exclusive outfit, and increased grappling and throwing abilities.
Lastly, those who choose to pre-order online with Amazon will be treated to the “Martial Arts” Pack, which sports the “Shaolin Showdown” mission, a Shaolin warrior outfit, extra Triad XP points, and a stat-enhancing Wing Chun decoration for your in-game safe house.
For now, the Sleeping Dogs bonus content is only being offered to consoles; however, Square Enix has promised to reveal exclusive digital content for PC “at a later date”.
Start your training for Square Enix's Hong Kong epic with our preview, Sleeping Dogs is Arkham City meets Just Cause 2 meets Max Payne meets Infernal Affairs.