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Sleeping Dogs demo now available on Steam

Rob Edwards at

If Sleeping Dogs has you unsure of whether it's worth your hard-earned cash, now's your chance to give it a try as Square Enix have released the Sleeping Dogs demo on Steam. It features an on foot pursuit through a crowded market, chasing down a rival gang member before beating him to a bloody pulp. This is followed by a warehouse section that shows off Sleeping Dog's slow motion shooting.

If you like what you see, rest assured there's plenty of content on its way as Square Enix have announced that they have six months of Sleeping Dogs DLC planned. Also, be sure to check out Sleeping Dogs' PC-specific features.

Sleeping Dogs screenshots kick crims in the face

Tom Senior at

Last week Square Enix announced that they're bringing back True Crime under new name, Sleeping Dogs, not to be confused with the film in which Sam Neil tries to make peace between right wing factions in New Zealand. This'll be set in Hong Kong instead, and instead of peace, there are meat cleavers. You'll be able to use these, along with a selection of guns and martial arts skills, to defend yourself against the criminal factions who want you dead. Failing that, fast cars and speedboats will be on hand to help you escape in the most dramatic possible manner. It's due out later this year, and will look a little bit like this.