Square Enix has today confirmed an August release date and a Limited Edition pack for its open-world Hong Kong cop drama, Sleeping Dogs, boasting some Georges St-Pierre branded in-game items for protagonist Wei Shen, and an opportunity to deck the undercover cop out in full SWAT gear in some exclusive missions with a bonus assault rifle and SWAT car.
The Georges St-Pierre content comes to Sleeping Dogs following yesterday's announcement that the MMA champ will be consulting on the game. You'll be able to pre-order the Sleeping Dogs Limited Edition to get the following additional content in the pack:
George St. Pierre (GSP)’ content:
GSP’s signature “flying punch”
Exclusive GSP outfit including T-shirts, headband and shorts
The GSP outfit unlocks the “flying punch” and increases grappling and throwing damage
‘Police Protection’ content:
Exclusive “High Speed” Mission
Exclusive HK Police SWAT Outfit
Exclusive assault rifle
Exclusive SWAT Police Vehicle
Sleeping Dogs will be taking to the Hong Kong streets on August 14th in North America and August 17th in the UK and Europe. Check out some screenshots of the Limited Edition content below. There's six shots in the gallery.
[Update] Below is the North American retailer-specific pre-order bonus offers. There's the GSP Pack at Best Buy, the Police Protection Pack at GameStop and the Martial Arts Pack from Amazon.com. Take a look.
I wonder, can the items or missions be unlocked with the pre-order bonuses? Not really caring for the clothing, but if the missions add something to the story, then that would be a low blow for some.
I can see myself getting something, but I'll just wait to have and see what local retailers have up their sleeve.