Releasing a game set in Hong Kong without hefty helpings of kung-fu would be like eating crispy duck without oodles of hoisin sauce. Thankfully, as this gameplay trailer proves, Square Enix and United Front Games’ upcoming open-world epic Sleeping Dogs is brimming with fisticuffs. You do like seeing goons being tossed inside the shafts of uncovered air conditioning units, don't you? Of course you do.

This is the first real gameplay footage we’ve seen of Sleeping Dogs since it switched names, with new publisher Square Enix deciding to focus much of the title's pre-release content on slickly edited cinematic shorts. Still, even when laid bare, the game’s looking like it’s one to watch.

There’s more than just kung-fu fighting to ogle here too. Keep watching for a chase sequence, plenty of shootouts and a high-octane motorbike race. Oh, and slow motion – lots of slow motion. It's all looking a bit tasty, isn't it?