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Available from today, the Zodiac Tournament (400MSP, $4.99,
€3.99, £3.19) add-on for Square Enix and United Front
Games’ Sleeping Dogs invites players to become the dragon and
unleash their fists of fury!
Invited to an exclusive combat tournament on a hidden island off
the coast of Hong Kong, Wei Shen faces the ultimate test of his
mastery of martial arts, taking on the world’s greatest
warriors in a fight… to the death. Set on the remote Zodiac
Island, a crumbling temple complex plays host to a series of
ancient arenas, each more complex and deadly than the last.
Avoiding deadly fire pits or spike-clad ceilings are merely a
distraction when up against a collection of cold-blooded killers
from every discipline of close-quarters combat. Wei must utilise
his full move set, combined with a few new ones picked up on the
way, to defeat all that stand in his way and take-out the
island’s big boss.
Developed by United Front Games in collaboration with Square
Enix London Studios, Sleeping Dogs is a gritty and visceral open
world cop drama set in the vibrant city of Hong Kong. Taking the
role of undercover cop Wei Shen, players are tasked with taking
down one of the world’s most fearsome criminal organisations
from the inside. Offering players an island packed with action,
every street corner, market stall, harbour dock or city skyscraper
can become an opportunity for intense shoot-outs,
adrenaline-fuelled street races and intense, brutal martial arts
combat. Featuring one of the most intuitive and imaginative combat
systems, Sleeping Dogs empowers players to perform an extensive set
of martial arts moves, singlehandedly taking on numerous opponents.
Players perform bone-crunching kicks and combos, vicious counters
and a cinematic set of environmental takedowns making use of
countless real-world items from circular saws to phone booths,
incinerators to refrigerator doors.
Sleeping Dogs is available now for the PlayStation®3
computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PCs. For more
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