Playing Sleeping Dogs was one of my highlights of PAX East 2012, and it looks like people will soon be able to experience it for themselves as today Square Enix announced the game’s release date of August 14 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Also revealed were some pre-order incentives from Best Buy, GameStop, and Amazon:

Best Buy: ‘Georges St. Pierre (GSP)’ Pack:

·         GSP’s signature “flying punch”
·         Exclusive GSP outfit including T-shirts, headband and shorts
·         GSP’s outfit unlocks the “flying punch” and increases grappling and throwing damage

GameStop: ‘Police Protection’ Pack:

·         Exclusive “High Speed” Mission
·         Exclusive HK Police SWAT Outfit
·         Exclusive assault rifle
·         Exclusive SWAT Police Vehicle

Amazon: ‘Martial Arts’ Pack:

·         Shaolin Showdown Mission
·         Shaolin Warrior outfit (with increased striking damage)
·         Bonus Triad XP points
·         Wing Chun decoration for safehouse (with temporary combat buff)

Exclusive content for the digitally downloadable PC version of Sleeping Dogs will be announced at a later date.

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Giancarlo Saldana is Blast's Gaming Editor. Follow him on Twitter @giansaldana to read his daily musings about the world of video games.

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