You may not have thought that Sleeping Dogs needed higher graphical fidelity for pushing people's faces into fans, breaking their legs, cracking their spines, or smashing their faces on toilet bowls. Perhaps you winced enough already. But technology demands progress, it demands blood, and here we are with a shiny "remastered" version of Sleeping Dogs announced for October.
United Front are polishing up their open-world GBH simulator for re-release on new gameboxes, and bringing it to PC too. Along with extra blood and teeth, and the full absurd compliment of 24 DLC packs, Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition is tweaking the game a little too. Thanks again, Johnny Xbox and Ian Station!
Here are some words from senior producer Dan Sochan:
"We're giving old and new fans a lot reasons to pick up the game, as we've gone beyond just increasing resolution and running at 1080p. We listened to the fans: we tuned gameplay, we added to the ambience of Hong Kong, increased audio fidelity and pushed the visuals further than we could on the previous generation of consoles."
Definite Ed is due to arrive on October 10. Publishers Square Enix haven't yet said how much it'll cost. I do hope they'll slap a discount on it for people who own the original game, as they do with the Director's Cut of Deux Ex: Human Revolution.
Post-apocalyptic shooters Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light are also getting the "next-gen" makeover treatment with their Reduxes, which are due later this month.