Square Enix is doing a great job of slowly and judiciously revealing exciting information about Tomb Raider as the weeks have gone by, and it seems to be pulling the same trick with the publisher’s next title, Sleeping Dogs, from United Front Games.
As we’ve discovered more about the open-world action adventure’s setting of Hong Kong, and after finding out that a champion mixed martial arts fighter has provided his expertise to the fighting system, today we’re told that top Hollywood talent is providing the voices that will bring the characters of Sleeping Dogs to life!
“Sleeping Dogs features over two hours of rich dialogue in a story inspired by some of Hong Kong’s finest films,” says Stephen van der Mescht, Executive Producer at United Front Games. “As huge fans of the genre we knew exactly who we wanted; we knew who could bring the script to life. The end result is fantastic.”
Sleeping Dogs includes the vocal stylings of actors such as Will Yun Lee (Die Another Day, Total Recall), Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins, The Full Monty), Edison Chen (Infernal Affairs I/II, The Dark Knight), Parry Shen (Better Luck Tomorrow, The New Guy), Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man, Zombieland), Lucy Liu (Kill Bill: Vol. 1, The Man with the Iron Fists) and Kelly Hu (Martial Law, X2).
Watch brief interviews with some of the cast members included in Sleeping Dogs in a brand new trailer below, along with snippets of the actors ‘doing their thing:’
Sleeping Dogs – Behind the Scenes: Voice-Over Talent
Sleeping Dogs is due out on August 14th (in North America) and August 17th (in European territories) across Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
Read El33tonline’s interview with United Front Games design director, Mike Skupa, for much more information on the game, look over our hands-on preview for our impressions, and browse through our vast mounds of previous coverage for more videos, screenshots and details.
Does the inclusion of known voice talent make you more interested in a particular game, or are you usually unimpressed by famous voice talent used to bring characters to life?