"Sleeping Dogs" Rated Adults-Only in Japan

Square Enix-published Hong Kong action gets a Z from CERO

Japan's Computer Entertainment Rating Organization (CERO) recently slapped the Square Enix-published Hong Kong action title Sleeping Dogs with its not-so-coveted Z rating, which is essentially adults-only. It's not unheard of—titles from GTA: Chinatown Wars to the premium edition of Lollipop Chainsaw have received a Z—but it does keep the title off display on store shelves. 


Thus, a few measures are being taken to modify Sleeping Dogs for Japan. As CVG details, players will be penalized for attacking civilians in certain missions. A character that signals the beginning of a street race has also been removed, and a sex scene has been softened. 


If you're new to Sleeping Dogs' open-world brutality, check out "Sleeping Dogs 101" and the E3 2012 trailer below:



Sleeping Dogs hits Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in North America on August 14.


Via Joystiq



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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