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Square Enix has filed a trademark for something called "Sleeping Dogs," and online speculation is pointing toward it being related to a new Kane & Lynch game. It's still quite obviously a rumor, but the arguments are compelling.
A poster on NeoGAF recently made the connection between Sleeping Dogs and the Kane & Lynch series, which had its last installment named "Dog Days." The series was developed by IO Interactive and published by Eidos, whose parent company is Square Enix. IO Interactive has been busy working on its latest Hitman game, but another forum member pointed to an earlier job posting within the studio. In its search for a senior multiplayer programmer, IO said of its latest tech "The multiplayer technology lays the foundation for a yet unannounced 3rd person game with strong cooperative multiplayer elements."
The Kane & Lynch series hasn't had the best run, but Eidos seems to still think it has a few more miles in it. Speaking to Eurogamer about a year ago, the company's life president Ian Livingstone said we probably haven't seen the last of the duo. "We haven't made any announcements about Kane & Lynch going forward, but we all know that Kane and Lynch are two amazing characters who have a lot of brand equity. People like those guys, so they're not going to disappear."Are you ready to see more of these guys? Do you think Sleeping Dogs even has anything to do with Kane & Lynch?
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The protagonists of Kingdom Hearts have basically been sleeping dogs, waiting for their next starring role...
The only redeeming quality for the Kayne & Lynch series was the multiplayer IMO. Kayne & Lynch Dog Days was probably one of the worst games I played in 2010, so I won't be all broken up if it turns out to be unrelated to the series.
It's probably not related. I would like to see another Kane & Lynch, though.
Should we slow-clap the NeoGAF poster's amazing leap in logic?
This better be an RPG about waking up sleeping dogs. That's all I gotta say.
I would love to see another kane and lynch game the first sucked in my opinion I just bought dog days like a month ago I liked it but it was too freaking difficult
People like Kane and Lynch? That's a new one.
I love Kane & Lynch, though the first one's campaign is WAY better than Dog Days'. But, Dog Days had better multiplayer.
I hope Kane and Lynch gets the proper treatment eventually, it's sad to see such a great IP not get the games it deserves.
A new Fear Effect please!!!!!!!!!!
Sleeping Dogs does seem like it could be a Kane and Lynch game. wouldn't surprise me
I'd rather advocate for new IPs, but I suppose a new Kane & Lynch game will do. Your evidence for it actually being a new Kane & Lynch game is compelling enough for me!
hey, Square should take their own advice and let the sleeping dog that is Kane & Lynch lie. HIYO! anyone make that joke yet?
That is quite a f*cking stretch....