Sleeping Dogs next DLC, Nightmare In Northpoint, has a decidedly Zombie feel to it and today we get our first look at what’s in store. But before that, let me tell you about a former Sun On Yee named Big Scar Wu. Big Scar Wu was one of Hong Kong’s most ruthless triad gangsters. Feared as much by those who stood against him as those who stood by him in the Sun On Yee, it was decided by the Grand Dragon that he must be stopped. Looking to send a message, they had him stabbed 42 times before feeding his bleeding corpse to the grinder at the Smiley Cat cat food plant. A ruthless end to be sure but there was one problem. It is said that if the wronged receive anything less than a proper burial, their spirit will almost certainly come back as a Hungry Ghost, damned to starve in the afterlife, feeding only on their hatred.
When Big Scar Wu arrived in the underworld and word spread of his demise, they renamed him Smiley Cat, much to his chagrin, with the name fueling his bitterness with every utterance and driving his thirst for revenge. Rising from Hell and vowing to exact his revenge, Smiley Cat has raised an army of Jiang Shi, vowing to destroy the Sun On Yee and to create Hong Kong’s most fearsome criminal empire. See there are consequences to turning somebody into cat food, so think about it before you do it next time :)
The city is in chaos and its citizens possessed, it’s up to Wei Shen to save Hong Kong, he must seek out the most powerful of Chinese magic, endowing him with a power strong enough to take on Smiley Cat’s army of Jiang Shi and face-off against the ghosts of Triads he has defeated in the past, sending the dead back to Hell once and for all.
Nightmare in North Point will be available this Halloween, Wednesday, October 31st. Available to download from the PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Marketplace and Steam. I’m not going to lie, when this DLC was announced I wasn’t that excited about it but now I might just pick it up.