Sleeping Dogs Pre-Order Guide and Release Date

Sleeping DogsSquare Enix’s new open world cop game, Sleeping Dogs (developed by the guys at United Front Games), just had its release date announced as well as retailer-specific bonuses revealed.

Particularly interesting is the game’s pre-order partnership with Best Buy. If you’re a Georges St-Pierre fan, you’ll want to take a look at pre-ordering from there.

First off, Sleeping Dogs will release on August 14, 2012 (NA) for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. The UK and PAL release date is August 17, 2012. If this game looks but doesn’t sound familiar, that’s because it used to be called True Crime: Hong Kong.

Here’s how pre-order bonuses split up among the retailers:

Best Buy – Georges St-Pierre (GSP) Pack

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

GameStop – Police Protection Pack

  • Exclusive “High Speed” mission
  • Exclusive HK SWAT outfit
  • Exclusive assault rifle
  • Exclusive SWAT 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)

Check the bottom of this post for images on the different pre-order packages.

Putting retailer preferences aside, I would likely opt to go with GameStop’s offering. If you aren’t sure what Sleeping Dogs is all about or you haven’t seen the cinematic trailer yet, spoil yourself with it by checking out our earlier post on Sleeping Dogs.

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