UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre may be battling injuries that have kept him out of action for a significant amount of time, but that isn't stopping him from getting some of the best gigs outside the cage of anyone in the sport. In a press conference released today, video game developer Square Enix announced that they were "partnering" with GSP on upcoming video game "Sleeping Dogs."
From the press release:
Square Enix London Studios, a part of Square Enix Europe, today announced its partnership with highly acclaimed mixed martial arts (MMA) champion Georges St-Pierre to collaborate on the development of Sleeping Dogs. St-Pierre, known to his legion of fans as "GSP," has been working with Square Enix and United Front Games on multiple elements -- including combat -- in Sleeping Dogs, a gritty open world cop drama set in the vibrant city of Hong Kong.
"Working with Square Enix has been an incredible opportunity," said St-Pierre. "I'm really impressed to see how the hand-to-hand combat in the game is shaping up -- it's been a great experience being involved."
In the stylized, high-action Hong Kong setting of Sleeping Dogs, every street corner, market stall, harbor dock or city skyscraper can become an opportunity for intense shoot-outs, adrenaline-fuelled street races and intense, brutal martial arts combat as players take on the role of undercover cop Wei Shen. Featuring an intuitive and imaginative combat system, Sleeping Dogs empowers players to perform an extensive set of martial arts moves, single-handedly taking on numerous opponents. Players perform bone-crushing kicks and combos, vicious counters and a cinematic set of environmental takedowns making use of countless real-world items from circular saws to phone booths, incinerators to refrigerator doors.
Square Enix is best known for the Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts and Dragon Quest series.
It's no guarantee that this game will be good, but Square Enix's name is a solid sign and this represents a pretty neat opportunity for GSP.