We recently reported that Square Enix has purchased the rights to publish True Crime: Hong Kong - and according to a new update from their London arm (who distributed Just Cause 2 and Batman: Arkham Asylum in Japan), they've opted for a 2012 release window and a full rebrand. Apparently they "fell in love with [the game] and instantly recognised the huge potential in the game and the team."
Square Enix London confirms that United Front Games, the original developers who suffered a massive round of layoffs last February, will continue to work on the project - but that it will ship under a new name. Activision previously stated that the project wasn't "good enough" for them... so here's hoping that another year of polish will prove them wrong. [Square Enix]
Neil Davey got hands-off with True Crime: Hong Kong over a year ago - and reckoned that it was nearly ready for release back in last July.
True Crime: Hong Kong was cancelled earlier this year by original publisher Activision, who clearly weren't impressed by the work being put in by United Front Games. However, the project has been plucked from oblivion by Square Enix, who've purchased the rights to the game and handed it over to their London outfit to help United Front reach the finishing line. There is a catch; it'll have to be renamed.Click here for more