Sleeping Dogs release date, pre-order bonuses revealed

Square Enix announced today that open-world cop drama Sleeping Dogs will release on August 14th in North America on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.

Sleeping Dogs is described as a gritty, open-world cop drama set in the vibrant, but troubled city of Hong Kong.  In it, players will assume the role of undercover cop Wei Shen who is tasked with taking down the Sun On Yee Triad – one of the world's most fearsome criminal organizations.

In addition, the company revealed North American pre-order bonus incentives for those who purchase their copy early from Best Buy, Gamestop and Amazon:

Best Buy: ‘Georges St. Pierre (GSP)’ Pack:

  • GSP’s signature “flying punch”
  • Exclusive GSP outfit including T-shirts, headband and shorts
  • GSP’s outfit unlocks the “flying punch” and increases grappling and throwing damage

GameStop: ‘Police Protection’ Pack:

  • Exclusive “High Speed” Mission
  • Exclusive HK Police SWAT Outfit
  • Exclusive assault rifle
  • Exclusive SWAT Police Vehicle

Amazon: ‘Martial Arts’ Pack:

  • Shaolin Showdown Mission
  • Shaolin Warrior outfit (with increased striking damage)
  • Bonus Triad XP points
  • Wing Chun decoration for safehouse (with temporary combat buff)

Exclusive content for the digitally downloadable PC version of Sleeping Dogs will be announced at a later date.