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True Crime: Hong Kong is an upcoming video game currently being developed by United Front Games and will be published by Activision. This is the third installment and a reboot of the True Crime series, and is the first not to be developed by Luxoflux. The game takes place in Hong Kong and focuses on an undercover operation to infiltrate the Triads. It was set to be released on November 1, 2010 although the release date changed to February 9th,2011. The game is going to be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Microsoft Windows platforms.
True Crime: Hong Kong, like its predecessors, focuses on a police officer attempting to bring down criminal factions. The game takes place in Hong Kong with players assuming control of Detective Wei Shen, an officer of the HK Triad Bureau. Wei has been assigned to go undercover and infiltrate the Triad organization called "Sun Yee On". The plot focuses on the moral struggle of Wei to stay true to his mission and stop the Triads while maintaining his cover and being as much like the criminals as possible, similar to the central conflict of Splinter Cell: Double Agent.
True Crime: New York City was met with mixed reviews and did not meet sales expectations. Although a True Crime 3 was said to be in production, these low sales numbers for New York City made Activision cancel a third game and focus on other titles. No mention of another True Crime game was made for several years. Then, on December 12, 2009, Activision debuted the announcement trailer for the series third game, simply titled True Crime, at the Spike TV Video Game Awards 2009. The trailer confirmed that Activision would be publishing and that a new developer, United Front Games, would be developing in place of traditional True Crime developer Luxoflux. The game will be released for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.
On 6 August 2010, it was announced that the game would be delayed until 2011 to give more development time.
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- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Gamers to Return Deep Undercover With True Crime(R) in 2010. CNN Money (2009-12-14). Retrieved on 2009-12-16.
- ↑ Ink, Thorsen (2006-01-11). True Crime and Gun sequels stillborn?. GameSpot. Retrieved on 2009-12-13.
- ↑ Sinclair, Brendan (2009-12-12). True Crime spree hitting Hong Kong. GameSpot. Retrieved on 2009-12-13.