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Sleeping Dogs' 'over the top' DLC detailed

Plus first story-driven add-on to be announced next month

Square Enix has detailed a collection of new Sleeping Dogs DLC planned for release throughout October.

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The latest add-ons include street racing in the Street Racer Pack, 20 new cop missions in the SWAT Pack, the game's "most powerful weapon and armour" in the Tactical Soldier Pack and a free "surprise Community Gift Pack" by the team at United Front Games.

The developer's also planning to unveil Sleeping Dog's first story-driven extension at the New York Comic Con on October 14. Specific release dates and prices will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Speaking to CVG ahead of the announcement in our Sleeping Dogs DLC interview, producer Dan Sochan said the UFG team sees post-release content as an opportunity to go more "over the top" than it did with the main game.

"The fun thing about DLC is that in the main game, we try to keep things very true to Hong Kong, with its crime and drama and its gritty, realistic. But with DLC, we kind of think it's okay to go more over the top, to have fun with things a little bit more, even play with some of the stereotypes.

"So we're looking at that sort of Hong Kong Chop Suey over-the-top martial arts combat, cheesy sound effects, everything else."

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Here's the full October schedule:

Street Racer Pack
"Burn rubber on four wheels! Tear-up the streets on two tires! Rip through the water in a turbo-charged speedboat! Delve deeper into the underground world of street racing with the adrenaline-fuelled STREET RACER PACK. Three lucrative new races await across the streets and waterways of Hong Kong island: Kamikaze, a race up and down the winding tracks of the city's Victoria Peak; Cross Island Enduro, an epic endurance motorcycle race; and the high-speed Harbor Run boat race. The STREET RACER PACK comes complete with a new Sting superbike, a Dragon Helmet and a Racing Jacket with extra protection against gun fire."

  • Exclusive new Sting bike with fastest acceleration and increased handling
  • Exclusive new Dragon outfit with reduced damage from accidents and gunfire
  • Three new races in bikes, cars and speedboats

SWAT Pack
"Twenty new and replayable cop missions, featuring a unique SWAT outfit & SWAT van. Patrol the streets of Hong Kong in an armoured van and respond to multiple emergency situations across the city in the SWAT PACK. Kit yourself out in a full-bodied Super-SWAT Tactical Uniform and withstand twice as much damage. Plough into fugitive vehicles with the armoured SWAT van and use it for cover as you take down armed robbers, drug runners, smugglers, and resolve hostage situations."

  • 20 new missions and 4 different missions types
  • Exclusive new cop outfit with extra damage resistance
  • Exclusive new armoured SWAT vehicle

Tactical Soldier Pack
"Enforce the streets in style with a powerful new weapon and armour. Command authority as you dominate the streets with the TACTICAL SOLDIER PACK. Prepare to take on all that Hong Kong throws your way, fully equipped with the strongest armour and most destructive weapon in the game. The Assault Rifle from 'The Funeral' and 'Civil Discord' missions (with its under-barrel grenade launcher) will be readily available at each of your apartments alongside the Tactical Outfit, the game's most powerful personal protection. Always accessible, grab them whenever you feel the need to unleash a display of force."

  • The most powerful armour and weapon
  • Items each come with their own buffs for 50% bullet damage resistance

Community Gift Pack
"Specially prepared by the development team at UFG, from us to you 100% free of charge"

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