Developer United Front Games (best know for its work on the open world third person shooter set in Hong Kong, Sleeping Dogs) has recently revealed via its official website that its next game – called Triad Wars – will be officially revealed this coming Monday, September 22nd. “James here, Community Manager for the upcoming PC online game we’re making here at United Front Games, Triad Wars. I wanted to let you know that we will be unveiling the game on Monday! We are extremely excited to finally show you what we have been working on so stay tuned to this space!” Additionally, the developer will also hold an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on reddit, starting at 12 P.M. PST on Tuesday.
Before Triad Wars, United Front Games had created Sleeping Dogs, an open world third person action adventure title published by Square Enix. Set within a fictionalized version of Hong Kong, the single player story follows Wei Shen, an undercover Chinese-American police officer on assignment to infiltrate the Sun On Yee Triad organization. The game is presented from a third person perspective, with a primary focus on Shen’s fighting and shooting abilities, parkour skills, and gadgets that can be used in both combat and exploration. When not playing through the story, players can freely roam the city of Hong Kong on foot and in vehicles, and participate in side activities such as street racing, cock-fighting, and drug busts. The character’s criminal activities may incite a response from the police, measured by a “heat” system that governs the aggression of their response. Although the game has no multiplayer component, there are online statistics and leaderboards that let players compare scores. Through various activities such as fights, races, and driving, the player can accumulate Statistics Awards that unlock achievements and trophies.
Sleeping Dogs is currently available for purchasing on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC, with a Definitive Edition scheduled for October 10th, on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.