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Square Enix have officially confirmed Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition for next-gen consoles.

On Wednesday, a listing for the title appeared on Amazon’s US site and appeared to show the studio planned to release the title for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 14th.

The studio never returned our emails for confirmation but today they released a press release officially confirming the title.

The Definitive Edition will be released on October 10th in Europe and October 14th in North America.

It will include 24 pieces of downloadable content including the story-extending episode Year of the Snake and the horror-themed add-on Nightmare in North Point.

“It was an exciting opportunity for the original development team to be able to revisit a game we’re so passionate about,” said Dan Sochan, Senior Producer at United Front Games.

“We’re giving old and new fans a lot of reason to pick up the game, as we’ve gone beyond just increasing resolution and running at 1080p. We listened to the fans: we tuned gameplay, we added to the ambience of Hong Kong, increased audio fidelity and pushed the visuals further than we could on the previous generation of consoles.

Set in Hong Kong, you play as Wei Shen, a conflicted undercover cop, tasked with battling the ruthless Triads and his inner demons to taken down the Dragon Head.

Sleeping Dogs was a huge success and bringing it to the new generation of consoles was an easy decision,” said Jon Brooke, Vice President of Brand and European Marketing at Square Enix.

“Updated visuals and the inclusion of all the downloadable content really make this the Definitive Edition of the game.”

Sleeping Dogs originally released in 2012 to critical acclaim and has since sold over 1.5 million copies.

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