Square Enix Trademarks "Sleeping Dogs": Could A New Kane & Lynch Be On The Way?


Posted January 25, 2012 - By Leah Jackson

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days

Square Enix has trademarked the name "Sleeping Dogs" which many Internet sleuths have deduced means a new Kane & Lynch game may be coming. The previous Kane & Lynch title was Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days. Dog Days spent its time in the dog house, not making as much money as some would have hoped.

But that doesn't necessarily mean the series is dead. According to an interview from Eurogamer back in 2010 with Ian Livingstone, "life president" of Square Enix Ltd., the company, "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."

All that said, this is all speculation and currently unconfirmed by Square. For all we know, "Sleeping Dogs" could be a trademark for just about anything, including a game about sleeping puppies, a new Hitman game, or something else entirely. My money is on a game about Puppy Hitmen. 

If this does mean that a new Kane & Lynch game is coming, would you be excited to play the next iteration in the series?

Source: Joystiq, NeoGAF

Square Enix Trademarks "Sleeping Dogs": Could A New Kane & Lynch Be On The Way?


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