Back in 2003 Activision released True Crime: Streets of L.A. for the Ps2 and the xbox. The game was basically one of the many clones of the formula that Grand Theft Auto had created but you were on the other side of the law. You played a cop instead of a criminal. It was met with above average reviews by gamers and critics alike and was a success for the company. So much so that they released a sequal. True Crime: New York City was released in 2005 and while it was a good game it was damn near impossible to get passed the many game breaking glitches the game had.
Fast forward to the beginning of 2010 True Crime: Hong Kong is announced and a bad ass trailer is released to the public.
Fans of the series and critics alike are clamoring to see more of the game and they do with gameplay demos from E3 and many other video game confrences. Everything looks great. As the release date creeps closer seemingly out of the blue in February of last year Activision released a statement saying the game has been canceled due to it “not being good enough”. I remember hearing this and being pretty pissed off because from what I had seen looked pretty damn good to me.
All was not lost though. United Front Games, developers of the game didn’t give up and Square Enix apparently saw something in the game and picked up the title. The game resumed development mid 2011 and was rebranded Sleeping Dogs and it now has a definitive release date as it stands now.
Now I ask you, what do you get when you take the combat system from Batman AC (only far more brutal), the bullet time of Max Payne. The parkour of Assassins Creed, the ridiculous stunt driving of Wheelman, and the character customization of GTA San Andreas. Oh and a classic hong kong crime story. You get this
If this comes together well it could easily be a sleeper…… hit of 2012