Square Enix confirms Sleeping Dogs remaster for next-gen consoles

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition has officially been announced.

Square Enix, the game’s developer, confirmed that the open-world title will be arriving on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in October.

The remastered version of the 2012 title will feature 24 pieces of downloadable content, including the Year of the Snake and Nightmare in North Point add-ons. Other new features include “tuned gameplay” and improvements to the “ambience of Hong Kong”.

Speaking about the announcement, Dan Sochan, senior producer at United Front Games, said: “It was an exciting opportunity for the original development team to be able revisit a game we’re so passionate about.

“We’re giving old and new fans a lot reasons to pick up the game, as we’ve gone beyond just increasing resolution and running at 1080p. We listened to the fans: we tuned gameplay, we added to the ambience of Hong Kong, increased audio fidelity and pushed the visuals further than we could on the previous generation of consoles.”

The news comes following months of rumours and speculation, including a listing on Amazon’s website yesterday (Thursday, August 7th, 2014).

In the Console Monster review, Sleeping Dogs was awarded 90% for its “fantastic city with tons of things to do” and “a gripping story that will have you on the edge of your seat”.

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition will launch on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Friday, October 10th, 2014.

David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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