Leak Suggests True Crime: Hong Kong Rebirth?
UPDATE: Square has made this official. Sleeping Dogs is indeed True Crime: Hong Kong, and is set to release in the second half of 2012.
Future Shop have had a busy night. On top of leaking the existence of LittleBigPlanet Karting, they've also outed a new Square Enix title that was debuted at an embargoed Destination PlayStation event. Sleeping Dogs, in development by United Front Games and supervised by Square Enix London, has been slated for an August release on Xbox 360 and PS3... and the leaked packshot (after the break) is strongly reminiscent of cruelly-canned action sequel True Crime: Hong Kong.
Square Enix acquired the rights to develop the IP from Activision last year, but not the rights to the name and brand. It's not unreasonable to suggest that Sleeping Dogs could well be True Crime: Hong Kong in all but name, especially since Square confirmed that a rebrand would be launching in 2012. We'll keep you posted, and be sure to check out our ancient hands-on preview for gameplay details.