It’s rare to see a developer studio getting into the hype for another company’s game, but that’s exactly the case with the Valve Corporation and upcoming action title Sleeping Dogs, the highly anticipated reboot to the True Crime series. Not only has the team created TF2‘s very first urban city-themed map, but it’s stylized to pay homage to United Front’s crime game.
Dubbed ‘Kong King’ by the dev team, the new map is specifically geared towards “King of the Hill” mode, as explained on the official Team Fortress 2 blog:
Were you thinking, “I really like playing TF2, but I wish there was a King of the Hill map set in a Chinese cityscape”? Well, your oddly specific and scarily prescient dreams have come true! Introducing Kong King – TF2’s first city-themed map! – created in collaboration with Sleeping Dogs and community member Valentin Levillain, aka 3Dnj.
We’re a little disappointed that Valentin is spending all of his time making TF2 maps and not fulfilling his true destiny as a roguishly handsome super-villain, but it gives us a chance to finish our costumes for our inevitable battle atop a snowy mountain where we will fight for the love of Cassandra Prosciutto.
It’s also the second cross-promotional downloadable content package between Valve and United Front, as a previous offer rewarded Sleeping Dogs pre-orders with Team Fortress 2‘s Triad Pack DLC, which included the Kong King map.
With this announcement, the urban map is confirmed as a standalone perk for anyone who wants it a la carté. There’s no mention or announcement of console versions for the DLC though, so the PC crowd gets the lucky draw this time.
Source: Team Fortress 2 Blog