Square-Enix has today revealed the cast for the upcoming Sleeping Dogs, with the likes of The Amazing Spider-Man’s Emma Stone, Kill Bill’s Lucy Liu and Lost/Hawaii Five-O’s Yunjin Kim all set to lend their voices to the game. Here’s the full list of announced vocal talent, in the words of Squeenix themselves…
Sleeping Dogs features the voice talent of Will Yun Lee (Die Another Day, Total Recall) as Wei Shen, an officer sent deep undercover into one of Hong Kong’s most feared Triad gangs, the Sun On Yee. With the aid of Police Inspector Pendrew, played by Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins, The Full Monty), Wei must earn the trust of his childhood friend, Jackie Mah, voiced by Edison Chen (Infernal Affairs I/II, The Dark Knight). Through Jackie, now a low-level thug running for the Sun On Yee, Wei will become one of the most-trusted lieutenants of Red Pole Winston Chu, played by Parry Shen (Better Luck Tomorrow, The New Guy), slowly becoming ingrained in the criminal underworld and becoming one of the very men he was sent to bring down.
With a supporting cast including Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man, Zombieland), Robin Shou (Hard to Kill, Fatal Chase), Terence Yin (New Police Story, Colour of the Truth), James Hong (Blade Runner, The Day the Earth Stood Still), Lucy Liu (Kill Bill: Vol. 1, The Man with the Iron Fists), Tzi-Ma (Rush Hour, The Quiet American), Yunjin Kim (Lost, Diary of June) and Kelly Hu (Martial Law, X2), Sleeping Dogs features one of the most credible casts of Asian and Western cinema stars, bringing the game’s deep and evolving plot to life.
Stephen van der Mescht, Executive Producer at United Front Games said:
“Sleeping Dogs features over two hours of rich dialogue in a story inspired by some of Hong Kong’s finest films. As huge fans of the genre we knew exactly who we wanted; we knew who could bring the script to life. The end result is fantastic.”
A video comparing some of the game’s voice actors to their in-game counterparts was released alongside the announcement, which you can check out for yourself here…
Sleeping Dogs will arrive on August 17th for PS3, PC and Xbox 360.