Sleeping Dogs followup Triad Wars in development
posted on 10.07.13 at 02:52 PM EDT by (@salromano)
More information on United Front's latest coming in 2014.

Triad Wars, the next game in the Sleeping Dogs universe, is in development at United Front Games, the studio has announced.

The name first came to light following the discovery of a trademark from publisher Square Enix, prompting the studio to confirm the new project.

“So, we’re making a new game,” United Front said in a blog post. “We can’t say a lot about it right now, but you might have read about a trademark registration for something called Triad Wars? Well, we’re super-excited that it’s another game based in the Sleeping Dogs universe, it’s something we’ve wanted to do for ages, and we’re very happy to be working with Square Enix again… but that’s all we can give you for the time being – we’ll have more information about what the game’s going to be in 2014.”

Platforms for Triad Wars were not announced.

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  • Invisbin

    Ooooommmmg

  • Yuri Meitzen

    *00000*

  • KingNigma

    Happiness.

  • SuperLuigi

    I hope we get to play as Wei again. I am playing this game thanks to ps plus and I loved the story and combat system.

  • Nhiroz

    That’s great! Hope we control Wei again! :-) :-) :-)

  • Niji Hearts

    Best news of the day.

  • TheExile285

    AWESOME!

  • Takane Shijou

    Sounds great to me. Enjoyed Sleeping Dogs quite a ways more than I was expecting to, so I’m really looking forward to seeing/hearing more about this in the future.

  • Al Buns

    Sleeping Dogs >>>GTA5

    • Syltique

      Fully agree.

    • 罪罰

      Loooooooool

  • bloodiOS

    I’m looking forward to this, and no absurd sale expectation okay, Square?

    • $18114340

      it didn’t sell 5 million on the first day, we’re not localizing FF15, love is over

  • Finalshoryuken

    That is some great news! One of my favorite games of 2012! Happy they didn’t stop because of low sales from an absurdly high expectation. Very untapped, underrated new series!

  • Finalshoryuken

    Just like my icon, my body is ready!

  • [Guillem ]

    It’s nice to hear this news! Sleeping dogs was one of the best games of 2012, I disagree with the ones that compare it with GTA, it’s very different in so many aspects, let it be as it is.

  • Kkdog4Sado

    Damn happy! Absolutely love SD. I’ll support United Front if they keep that quality up.

  • Gigus

    Awesome! I’m still playing through year of the snake and its pretty good.

    *Spoiler*

    I wonder how they’ll have Wei Shen as the protaganist again? Thats going to be hard to do since every triad gang in hong kong knows he was an undercover cop. I should really finish year of the snake already -__-.
    *end spoiler*

    • Budgiecat

      Maybe Wei is unplayable but is your superior this time

      And maybe Nick Kang shows up :P

      • Gigus

        Or maybe snoop dog lol. I just hope its good. I was actually surprised that the three dlcs had such a lighter tone then the main game. I’m not saying it as a bad thing though.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Great news! I absolutely love Sleeping Dogs. If you read any of my comments on here, you would know I’m a big fan. I’m very excited to see what’s next.

    • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

      Awesome game is freaking awesome.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        For sure. I need to go back and play all the DLC. I finished everything that was on the disc on my PS3, but I might replay the game again here soon on PC.

        • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

          I got it on a steam sale. It was $5! How could I not?

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            I got my copy on Steam in a sale, too.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    Glad we are seeing a sequel despite it wasn’t meeting SE’s expectation…..

  • bloodiOS

    “We can’t say a lot about it right now, but you might have read about a trademark registration for something called Triad Wars? Well, we’re super-excited that it’s another game based in the Sleeping Dogs universe, it’s something we’ve wanted to do for ages, and we’re very happy to be working with Square Enix again… but that’s all we can give you for the time being – we’ll have more information about what the game’s going to be in 2014.”

    The way I take this is that while Triad Wars will take place in the same universe as Sleeping Dogs, it’ll focus on a different protagonist and a whole new cast of characters, as it wouldn’t be interesting otherwise (given how it ended in Sleeping Dogs.) Not sure if we would run into Wei Shen as a cameo but even if he does show up, I wouldn’t expect our guy to have any major involvement in this game. I also hope that this is developed only for next-gen from day one, as I wouldn’t want the final product to be potentially gimped from being a cross-gen game.

  • MrKappa

    Sleeping Dogs had one great combat system. I’ve been wanted a sequel for the longest time.

    • http://lfdn.deviantart.com/ CosmicNova

      “Longest time”… It came out last year.

      • MrKappa

        I guess the more correct thing for me to say is that I was hoping the game would get a sequel ever since I completed it.

  • Prof. Bananas Goldsteinberg

    Everybody’s kind of ignoring all the signs pointing to this not being like Sleeping Dogs at all. If anything, it sounds like it’s going to be a multiplayer focused game. Probably f2p. And very much not Sleeping Dogs 2. This isn’t exciting.

    • Gigus

      Have any sources on that?

      • Prof. Bananas Goldsteinberg

        Gigus!

        And nope. Just going on the hunch that the title “Triad Wars” gives me. That just screams f2p multiplayer to me. It is Square Enix after all. The bastards are even turning Legacy of Kain into a f2p multiplayer snore-fest.

        Either way, the way United Front is talking about this, it definitely doesn’t sound like it’s going to be similar to Sleeping Dogs in anything but setting.

        Hoping they prove me wrong though.

        • Gigus

          Im hoping you’re wrong to. I just feel like square enix could be loosening the reins a bit. The only reason why I think that is because UF said they’re doing something that they wanted to do for a long time. I’d be susurprised if a character from true crime becomes the protagonist of the new game. On a side note, did you finish sleeping dogs yet? Im running through the last of the dlc and the last two were hilariously awesome. Can you also link me to the legacy of kain article you’re talking about? Im a bit lazy lol and reading articles on my phone ain’t the best lol.

    • McPoo

      I get you, does indeed sound like a f2p phone game or something. Hopefully we’re wrong though :p

      • Budgiecat

        Well Square-Enix just announced that DQ I through VIII are going to mobile phones as well as a new DQ monsters game.

        If this game is good as Sleeping Dogs and is for console I’ll get this, FF XV and KH III (and Drakengard III if its localized) but after those four, I think I’m really done with S-E

        • McPoo

          Yeah if this is a console release, it’s pretty much a guaranteed buy for me.

          Triad Wars sounds like it could be some sort of strategy game though, which I wouldn’t mind, but I’d much rather a proper Sleeping Dogs sequel :p

  • Serovath

    love this series. now if they just make it have more character customization i’m sold.

  • LunarHaven

    What I loved with Sleeping Dogs opposed to GTA V, was how serious the story would get and how dirty and excited it could get while doing the main story events. And let’s not forget the insane Martial Arts with those moves, and the kill-off with your surroundings thing. BRUTAL.

    GTA V has generic third person shooting with lackluster hand to hand combat.

    • Budgiecat

      I know that’s what really disappointed me. They could have taken GTA V in a whole new direction from looking at what other games have done this gen since after GTA IV, but no, they spent 200 million dollars on making the same game as GTA SA + IV just with nicer graphics.
      Cars still perform like ass not as good as Midnight Club LA, Sleeping Dogs and Wheelman, third person shooting is not as good as Max Payne 3, melee system is practically non existent not like Sleeping Dogs or Yakuza, no in car cam, interaction with the world is still subpar compared to Yakuza and Shenmue, character animation not as good as L.A. Noire, story not as deep as Red Dead Redemption, variety of options not as vast as Sleeping Dogs, and the three main characters are douchebags putting way too much emphasis on controversial shock value…