Well, our multiplayer only Sleeping Dogs spin-off failed, so clearly we need to just take the "Sleeping Dogs" part out of the equation!
Keep in mind though that it was more than likely Square Enix who contracted United Front to make Triad Wars as opposed to another Sleeping Dogs instalment.
I'd love to see another, and I think with the open world genre at its peak it would be a good time for SE to invest in it. There are dozens of other major cities in China or Asia they could go to. How about Jakarta, and have a mission which is just like The Raid?
Fuck, this is just like Battlecry. Brawler focused with three factions and similar classes for each faction
And that worked super well for that studio...
Please make the hero shooters stop already
You have a lot of people decrying the lack of new IP this gen, and then you see threads like this. Not saying that the people here are the same people, but it's an interesting thing to see people disappointed when a studio announces a new IP.
United Front Games' next game has been revealed - and it isn't Sleeping Dogs 2.
Heading to Steam Early Access in September, 'Smash + Grab' appears to put players in control of a gang member on the hunt for "loot, weapons and infamy". Further details have yet to be revealed, but by the look of the trailer (above) it seems to be a loot-based multiplayer brawler similar to 2002's beat 'em up State of Emergency.
Expect to hear much more on the game soon.
What's with the kneejerk today?
It's hard to look at that art and trailer and not think that they're trying to ride the class-based multiplayer wave brought on by "hero shooters" or whatever you want to call it, just with their brand of melee gameplay. That, and it seems to have the cliched, borderline-stereotypical irreverence of a handful of other games (hell, even the logo itself evokes Sunset Overdrive). They're going to have to really sell me on why I should play this instead of any number of those kinds of games.
How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
The full version will have more features and content, like maps, modes, characters, weapons, vanity items and more. We intend to publish our development roadmap for you to see and feedback on with our Early Access Launch.
What is the current state of the Early Access version?
We believe we have a solid foundation to build on. The Early Access version has 2 maps and modes, 7 playable Leaders, 13 Lieutenants, 20 different stores and vending machines to smash, and 12 base weapons with 18 weapon mods. In addition, the Leaders and Lieutenants are customizable with a base set of vanity items and perks. (And, more Leaders and Lieutenants will arrive in the weeks after our Early Access launch!) During Early Access we will continue to improve gameplay and game balance, and expand the game’s content and features. As well, we will work on hardware compatibility, networking features, optimization and, of course, bugs.
Assemble Your Crew
Build A Gang For Any Situation
A gang includes a leader, a lieutenant, and 3 soldiers
Choose from a selection of melee and ranged characters
Combine your special abilities for deadly strategy
Level up characters to unlock perks and vanity items
Smash It Up
True Online Competitive Melee Combat
Fight against and alongside player and AI controlled enemies
Use strikes, grapples, counters, evades, and brutal finishers
Kill enemies to take their loot for cash and upgrades
Your gang fights on its own but can be influenced by the leader
Grab What You Can
A Satirical Take On Consumerism
Everything you need to win can be found by looting stores and vending machines
Loot weapons to upgrade your gang
Craft elemental weapon mods from the ingredients you loot
First team to get $50,000 wins