Out today: Sleeping Dogs: Year of the Snake DLC

The Year of The Snake add-on pack extends the story of Square Enix and United Front Games’ undercover cop drama, Sleeping Dogs, with a series of all-new, action-packed police missions set immediately after the main game.

Year of the Snake features four new Achievements/Trophies and will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC from today, priced at 560MSP, $6.99, €5.49, £4.39.

Sleeping Dogs is out now for the PlayStation3, Xbox 360 and PC. For more information about the game, visit:

• Official community site: http://www.sleepingdogs.net
• Forum: http://forums.sleepingdogs.net/
• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sleepingdogsgame
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/sleepingdogs
• Tumblr: http://sleepingdogs.tumblr.com/

Meet Edward Kenway

Here’s a glimpse at the new main character, Edward Kenway, a pirate trained by Assassins.

Here’s a tip, while you’re waiting for this game to arrive, go find the novel Assassin’s Creed: Forsaken by Oliver Bowden for a first glimpse of Edward Kenway!

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

I started my new job at Ubisoft today, and they just happened to announce the new Assassin’s Creed game out later this year, AC4: Black Flag.

Looks awesome!

I am working on the AC Initiates project. But more on that later. :)

Assassin’s Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington

From YouTube:

Meet Ratonhnhaké:ton, the hero who will rise to fight the unjust and tyrannical King Washington. Learn more about the special abilities locked within his lineage and the weapons he will use to bring freedom and justice for the people.

I’ve been looking forward to this. I always prefer story-extending DLC to multiplayer stuff or skins or weapons or whatever.

The Tyranny of King Washington Episode 1 is out Feb 19!

Sleeping Dogs: Zodiac Tournament DLC

I wasn’t a fan of the previous story DLC, “Nightmare in North Point,” which I thought had great visuals but not much of a story. It also stood apart from the main game, it just felt a bit out of place. (But it was cheap, and maybe worth the few bucks to spend if you really like the game!)

However, the latest story DLC, “The Zodiac Tournament” is a great bit of fun. It slots into the middle of the game, I guess, but it also serves as a nice little extra story at the end of the game, if, like me, you’ve already finished the story.

Here’s the official blurb:

Invited to an exclusive combat tournament on a hidden island off the coast of Hong Kong, Wei Shen faces the ultimate test of his mastery of martial arts, taking on the world’s greatest warriors in a fight… to the death. Set on the remote Zodiac Island, a crumbling temple complex plays host to a series of ancient arenas, each more complex and deadly than the last. Avoiding deadly fire pits or spike-clad ceilings are merely a distraction when up against a collection of cold-blooded killers from every discipline of close-quarters combat. Wei must utilise his full move set, combined with a few new ones picked up on the way, to defeat all that stand in his way and take-out the island’s big boss.

Aside from the preorder bonuses, I’ve only been buying the story DLC, as I’m not really interested in more races or costumes. I’m hoping that we can get another episode or two that’s as good as Zodiac.

What’s your favourite Sleeping Dogs DLC so far?

Status Update

Been quiet here, but I’ve been busy.

I’ve accepted a job with Ubisoft and I’ll start that in March. In the meantime, I’m ending my career as a freelance writer with a bang by working on a project with WB Games in Montreal. They haven’t announced it, so I can’t say anything more yet.

So I don’t know what I’ll do with this blog going forward. It was supposed to hype my various writing projects, but going forward, I don’t know if it’s going to be interesting to anyone as a non-stop Ubisoft hype machine.

I may try and shine a spotlight on my various friends and colleagues who are also doing some creative work. I don’t know.

Anyways. Onwards.

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Been quiet here lately because of many pleasant developments both in work and personal life. 2012 was very good to me, and I’m hoping to carry that momentum into 2013!

Have a safe and happy new year, everyone. See you on the other side.

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