United Front Games and Square Enix London released the first Sleeping Dogs four years ago. The Grand Theft Auto-like open-world adventure title received high scores from reviewers and critics, so it is not surprising if developers decide to make a sequel. Now, here's what is currently known about Sleeping Dogs 2 release date and rumors on the web.
As of now, Canadian developer United Front Games is tight-lipped about Sleeping Dogs 2. The developer previously posted on Twitter that it will reveal exciting game news "very soon." After reading the post, some gamers believe it might be the sequel of Sleeping Dogs.
However, developer announced the game Smash and Grab instead.
GameSpot reported "Smash + Grab" is online multiplayer 3v3 gang warfare. It is set in a dystopian future where rival gangs fight out for weapons, loots and street cred. The matches in the game last for 15 minutes. In order to win, players should collect $50,000 worth of goods from the opposing group. As the match unfolds, players can unlock mods to get new weapons such as poison crossbow and chainsaw shovel. In addition, the game has leveling system that allows players to unlock exciting items and apparels.
The game will be released on PC in September via Steam Early Access.
As for the future plans of United Front Games, it is highly likely that we won't be seeing Sleeping Dogs 2 in the next couple of months, despite the good reviews and high sales of the original game. While many gamers ask for the sequel, either United Front Games will make it in the future or Square Enix has signed another company to develop the game.
Sleeping Dogs follows the story of Wei Shen, a Hong Kong citizen and police undercover that is tasked to infiltrate the Sun On Yee Triad organization. Gameplay focuses on Shen's shooting, fighting and parkour abilities. He is also equipped with gadgets that can be used for combat and exploration.
A review from IGN says Sleeping Dogs has riveting story that will keep players glued to the screen. In addition, its load times are acceptable and menus are easy enough to navigate. The gaming website gave 8.5/10 score to the game.
Now, regardless of how well Smash & Grab does, most of the players will want to know if United Front Games is now working on the sequel, or if the story of Wei Shen ended in the first Sleeping Dogs.
For those who are interested in Smash & Grab, watch its trailer below.