Recently we gathered select members of the media and swept them off to Hong Kong for a special preview event. These lucky journalists had been flown half way around the world to see the brand new game from Square Enix, Sleeping Dogs.
While you’ll start to see their previews pop up online shortly, we thought we would give you an exciting glimpse of what’s to come by walking you through the action-packed mission “Mrs. Chu’s Revenge”. This is not for the fainthearted…
Mrs. Chu’s Revenge
You play as Wei, an undercover cop trying to infiltrate the Hong Kong triads. In this chapter of Wei’s story you start off in a Chinese restaurant owned by a distraught and saddened Mrs Chu. In the back of a grimy kitchen she sits hunched at a table, alone in the dark. A close relative has been murdered and she wants you to deliver her the man responsible.
Your first objective is to track down “Johnny Rat-Face”, the man responsible for the killing. With only his cell phone number to go on, this would be a pretty difficult task for most people…but you’ve got the Hong Kong Police Department resources at your disposal. Players will have to hop on Wei’s 270 DX motorcycle and race around Hong Kong trying to triangulate his signal using a mobile computer.
Following the trail leads you to Johnny’s hangout, situated in the derelict warehouses of a transport company near the docks. But as soon as he spots Wei, he makes a run for it and his menacing thugs close in on you.
With no gun to hand your fists are about to get bloody. How you dispose of the goons is up to you. Wei has comprehensive martial arts skills at his disposal – but if you’re feeling a bit creative then you can use the environment around you. A nearby car chassis and engine hoist gives you the perfect opportunity to test this out – a quick kick to the chest, pushing your assailant into the open bonnet, will cause the engine to drop and crush him instantly! But it doesn’t stop there. You can electrocute your foes using a nearby fuse box, give enemies a crash course in dumpster-diving – or if you feel like it, you could just throw them over the railings and into the sea.
But – sprinting through the warehouse, things go from bad to worse. Johnny’s biggest and best thug waits, armed to the teeth with some serious firepower. While most people might consider diving into cover (and that is an option) you can use free-running to slide over the cover, feet-first into the unsuspecting con. While he staggers back you hit the grab button, steal his gun and he becomes the unfortunate recipient of a bullet to the head, all of this delivered in one swift movement. Weaving between crates, ducking behind cars and hiding behind walls, they’ll have dropped like flies and you’ll have picked up an SMG along the way.
But how did you get here? You were chasing Johnny and he’s now speeding away in a car. Before you know it you’re flying down the wrong side of the road behind him. The SMG you picked up earlier will quickly dispose of Johnny’s backup, as without losing speed or control of the bike you can draw your aim and spray them with lead.
Driving through the smoking wreckage you remember your goal: Bring Johnny back alive to Mrs. Chu. That bike won’t last long in a fight so there’s only one thing for it – you’re going to have to jump onto Johnny’s car. Getting as close as possible you hold down the action button to move Wei into position, let go and jump onto the car’s roof. After wrestling your way through the window and into the driver’s seat, you throw a few punches, subdue Johnny and drive him back to the restaurant.
It’s not been easy but this is what it’s all been for. While Johnny lies tied up and sprawled on the kitchen floor, Mrs. Chu stands over him holding a large meat cleaver. What happens next I’ll leave up to your imagination.
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