Sleeping Dogs Announces “Nightmare in Northpoint” DLC
The surprise hit of 2012 for has absolutely been Sleeping Dogs. The former True Crimes: Hong Kong made me completely forget about Darksiders II and I simply could not put it down. I had to know what was going to happen with Wei Shen next. The ending of the game left me yearning for more, and just in time for my Halloween birthday, Square Enix is dropping the first batch of DLC for Sleeping Dogs entitled “Nightmare in Northpoint.” As the name suggests, the ghoulish theme comes right in time for Halloween and features the undead rising and haunting the streets of Hong Kong and will be released on October 30th. Hopefully I’ll be able to put down Assassin’s Creed III long enough to give it a go. Details, trailer and screen shots below:
Face doesn’t mean a thing when the minions of hell roam the streets…
In life, Big Scar Wu was one of Hong Kong’s most ruthless triad gangsters. Feared as much by those who stood against him as those who stood by him in the Sun On Yee, it was decided by the Grand Dragon that he must be stopped. Looking to send a message, they had him stabbed 42 times before feeding his bleeding corpse to the grinder at the Smiley Cat cat food plant… his final resting place, in the food bowls of the city’s pet cats. It is said that if the wronged receive anything less than a proper burial, their spirit will almost certainly come back as a Hungry Ghost, damned to starve in the afterlife, feeding only on their hatred. You turn him into cat food and that’s pretty much guaranteed.
Now, Hell has a sense of humour, and when Big Scar Wu arrived in the underworld and word spread of his demise, they renamed him Smiley Cat, much to his chagrin, with the name fuelling his bitterness with every utterance and driving his thirst for revenge. Rising from Hell and vowing to exact his revenge, Smiley Cat has raised an army of Jiang Shi, vowing to destroy the Sun On Yee and to create Hong Kong’s most fearsome criminal empire.
With the city in chaos and its citizens possessed, Wei Shen now faces a challenge far more sinister than any before. To save Hong Kong, he must seek out the most powerful of Chinese magic, endowing him with a power strong enough to take on Smiley Cat’s army of Jiang Shi and face-off against the ghosts of Triads he has defeated in the past, sending the dead back to Hell once and for all.
Nightmare in North Point will be available this Halloween, downloadable from the PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Marketplace and Steam.
So, what do you make of this exciting new ad-on pack? Does it come as a surprise, or was it what you expected? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.