It’s been announced that publisher Rockstar Games will be re-releasing developer Team Bondi’s detective game L.A. Noire on multiple platforms. The game used special MotionScan technology which scanned actors faces with 32 cameras, giving the characters lifelike emotions, reactions, and mouth synchronization. This was essential to the interrogations of various suspects and witnesses working.
It was originally released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2011, with a Microsoft Windows version arriving later that same year. Now the game is being re-released on Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. And on top of that, a virtual reality version of the game has been announced as well.
Continue reading for all of the details.
Here’s the full announcement with all of the information from Rockstar:
Today, we’re proud to announce new versions of the blockbuster detective thriller L.A. Noire, are scheduled to release on November 14, 2017 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Alongside these three new console versions, we’re taking our first steps into virtual reality with L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files, featuring seven select cases from the original game rebuilt specifically for a virtual reality experience on the HTC VIVE.
Set against the seedy and violent underbelly of 1940’s Los Angeles, L.A. Noire is the story of decorated veteran and newly minted detective Cole Phelps as he investigates an escalating series of cases inspired by real-world crimes. Each successfully solved case brings Phelps greater success, but also brings him closer to the dark criminal heart of post-war L.A.
L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files for HTC Vive delivers seven of the original engrossing, self-contained cases from L.A. Noire rebuilt specifically for virtual reality, blending breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience.
L.A. Noire for the Nintendo Switch features the complete original game and all additional downloadable content, with specific enhancements including a Joy-Con mode with gyroscopic, gesture-based controls, HD rumble and new wide and over-the-shoulder camera angles, plus contextual touch screen controls for portable detective work.
L.A. Noire for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One delivers the complete original game and all additional downloadable content with a range of technical enhancements for greater visual fidelity and authenticity, including enhanced lighting and clouds, new cinematic camera angles, high resolution textures and more. Plays natively in 1080p for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, and stunning 4K for PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, these versions capture the grit and grime of the City of Angels like never before.
For more information, visit the updated website at rockstargames.com/lanoire and keep an eye out for more from L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files and L.A. Noire for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both there and at the Newswire in the weeks ahead.
I loved this game, and I’ve been itching to play it again but have so many other things to play I haven’t had the chance. This re-release sounds like the perfect excuse to dive back in and solve some more crimes. And if the re-release does well enough, who knows, maybe that sequel fans never got will become a reality.
If you’re not familiar with L.A. Noire, here’s a trailer to give you an idea of what the game is about.