Pre-order Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition now!

Wednesday 1 October 2014 18:11
By Inexorabilis

Hey folks! It's been a little while since I've managed to update you on here about Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition, but that certainly doesn't mean that we've been sitting back with our feet up! Lots to talk about today so bear with me…

Last week I spent four days at EGX in London, where we had a bunch of pods set up for people to play Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition - if you played the game I'm sure we might even have chatted a bit. It was the perfect set up to show off everything that makes the Definitive Edition... well… definitive! That being said, for those of you who weren't there, we've now also released a 101 trailer that shows off the Definitive Edition in all its glory. 

I'm also quite stoked to be able to announce that as of today, you can pre-purchase/pre-order the game via each of its respective platform websites. That is:

  • Xbox One- PlayStation 4 (pre-order only open to North America right now - sorry Europe!)- Steam- Square Enix Store Here's an added treat for you PC players - If you already own Sleeping Dogs on Steam, you'll be able to upgrade to the Definitive Edition for a 50% discount! We would have liked to do the same for you console players, but it unfortunately wasn't possible this time around - sorry!

Now I know that a fair few PC gamers are asking what the difference between the Definitive Edition and the original game with an HD textures pack is - here's your answer: we've redone a lot more than just the textures. We've also reworked character faces, added particle and ambient effects such as volumetric fog. Furthermore, the draw distances have been substantially improved and the gameplay has seen a lot of tweaking. Things that might have been too easy or difficult have been rejigged. Additional breakable enviroment objects have also been introduced so you can have more fun tossing enemy thugs around. On top of all these technical improvements, you've also got the added bonus of almost all previously released DLC packs - that includes outfits, cars and extra story-extending content that amounts to over three hours of additional story gameplay.

If you manage to nab a special Day One Edition you'll also be treated to an awesome digital or physical art book!

I've already shared a few of the images in the book on the Sleeping Dogs Twitter and Facebook pages, but I'll sneak you an exclusive one here because it's you… watch out for the daytime version of it on Twitter and Facebook! 

I'll also try and share some more short gameplay videos with you on our social channels over the next few days so you can see the upgrades first hand. 

In the meantime, however, let me know if you've got any questions about the Definitive Edition and I'll try my best to answer them.