Getting Hard-Boiled in Sleeping Dogs

United Front Games and Square Enix’s upcoming open-world adventure may have the hand-to-hand combat, driving controls and on-foot chase sequences down, but what about the shooting mechanics? Released today is a short introduction to Sleeping Dog’s explosive gunplay, offering a look into their aggressive cover system, destructible and flammable environments, Wei Shen’s slow motion ability, and the high-speed shootouts.

This action-packed crime drama looks to put a dent into the open world marketplace by offering a wide variety of ways to take down your opponents and progress through the story. How it shapes up will be determined when the game is released August 14th, 2012 for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC.