It’s been a few years since we spent the summer in Hong Kong with Wei Shen, fighting the seedy underbellly of the organized (and disorganized) crime world. While we’re all dying for a true sequel, we’ll have to wait a bit longer as the franchise heads in all sorts of directions. Luckily, we’ll be able to revisit Hong Kong soon enough with Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition, a high-def remastering of the original game for current-gen consoles. These “Definitive Editions” seem to be popping up more and more frequently (especially from Square Enix) — maybe someday we’ll get Final Fantasy VII: Definitive Edition, too.
In the trailer below, we’re told that improvements include native 1080p as well as new high resolution textures, increased traffic and pedestrian density, improved lighting, ambient fog and refined gameplay. In addition to the visual makeover, the original release had 24 pieces of downloadable content, all of which have been integrated into the game — including the story-extending episode Year of the Snake and the horror-themed add-on Nightmare in North Point.
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition will arrive on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 14, 2014. Without further adieu, the illustrious trailer: