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Sleeping Dogs is still, as far as we're concerned, one of the very best GTA-style open world experiences available on consoles, and so you can forgive us if we get slightly over-excited about the game receiving a new R18+ rating over on the Australian Classification website.

Yes, as reported by Kotaku Australia, Square Enix's action epic has seen a change to its existing filing and, although we know this is just an incremental update to the game's existing MA15 rating - with the change seeing the game's certification upgraded to cover "high impact violence" - we can't help ourselves get somewhat carried away by the prospect of a fancy next-gen version of Hong Kong detective Wei Shen's adventures.

Of course, Sleeping Dogs in its current definitive state plays very well indeed on last-gen and current-gen consoles via backwards compatibility - it's game you should absolutely get stuck into if you've yet to experience it - and there's been absolutely no word whatsoever on an upgraded version of any kind but hey, it'd be pretty sweet, right?

We all want to see a next-gen revamp of Sleeping Dogs and will get excited about no matter how slim the chances are, right? Let us know if you agree in the comments!