We still don’t know whether GTA V will be released this year or early 2013, but if you are looking for a similar type of game to get your fix, we think we’ve found it. You may not realize, but the new True Crime game is coming out and it has been rebranded and renamed by Square-Enix as Sleeping Dogs.
We’ve just seen some of the most recent footage for the game and we have to say that it looks pretty impressive. It’s fair to say that the previous True Crime games may have not taken your fancy, but with the series now being rebooted and handled by Square-Enix and United Front Games rather than Activision, things are looking very promising indeed.
Like GTA, the game is an open world adventure with a very big emphasis on hand to hand combat. To up the realism stakes, Square-Enix has even called in UFC champ George St. Pierre to assist with the fighting mechanics and you can get an idea of his input into the game in a clip below.
The city of Hong Kong looks stunning as well from a graphical point of view. It’s not all about the close quarter combat though, as you’ll also be able to participate in gun fights as well and again like GTA, there is going to be a big selection of vehicles to choose from – over 65 we’ve heard.
If you previously haven’t paid attention to this game, perhaps now is the time to do so as some of the gameplay may just take you by surprise. If GTA V is definitely releasing sometime in 2013 which now looks likely, you may want to consider Sleeping Dogs as an excellent alternative.
Take a look at the series of gameplay we have to show you below and let us know which game takes your preference. The US boss of Square-Enix recently said that Activision was ‘crazy’ to abandon the True Crime franchise – do you agree?