Back in February, we reported
that Activision had canceled the scheduled 2011 edition of Guitar Hero
and True Crime: Hong Kong
so as "to focus on the greatest opportunities that the company currently has to create the world's best interactive entertainment experiences".
Today, True Crime: Hong Kong
has returned to life, like some kind of benevolent gaming zombie, thanks to Square Enix who has picked it up and will be publishing the game.
In an exclusive interview to Gamasutra
, Square Enix London Studios general manager Lee Singleton said:
When we first saw and got our hands on (True Crime: Hong Kong) we fell in love with it... It's one of those games where you don't want to put the controller down; it's what we call 'sticky'.
While the game may be rescued, the name may not transfer with it, as Square Enix only picked up the rights to this specific game, not the entire True Crime
IP. Singleton mentions that it's still too early to say what the game's new title might be, but that it will be "pretty straightforward".
Square Enix did not comment on a release date or window at this time.