Last month came the exciting news that one of the best games of last generation, L.A. Noire, was getting re-released on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and VR.
With the game returning to stores a little under a month from now, publisher Rockstar Games has released a 4K trailer for the game to help boost excitement for those anxious to play again and those interested in playing for the first time.
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.
The video shows us what the popular game””which takes place in 1940s Los Angeles as a WWII vet named Cole Phelps works his way up the LAPD ranks by showing off his keen eye for details and his ability to solve tough cases””might look like if it existed in real life.
The video exaggerates some of the things you find yourself doing often in the game, which is what makes it so humorous. Though I must question the jab about running over pedestrians at the end of the video””anyone who’s played knows that every person in ’40s L.A. was a ninja, and almost always finds a way to inexplicably avoid death by vehicle.
You can see the live-action L.A. Noire video by heading below now!
L.A. Noire Xbox 360 I PS3
DEVELOPER: Team Bondi
PUBLISHER: Rockstar Games
RELEASE DATE: May 17, 2011
Of all the many exciting titles being released in the year 2011, L.A. Noire has easily developed one of the biggest buzzes of them all. With game-changing (literally) performance capture technology being used and some intriguing new crime-solving gameplay, folks have been lining up to get their hands and eyes on this one for some time now.
As far as whether or not the game lives up to all the hype, we’ll get right into the down and dirty truth: yes, L.A. Noire is an impressive accomplishment with many elements worthy of praise. The world is huge and detailed, the performances from an awesome cast of recognizable character actors is phenomenal, the music is fitting and sets the tone wonderfully, and the cases are complex and often times brutally realistic. In this game you get to be a detective more so than you ever have before, and that, my friends, is pretty damn cool.
In an unexpected bit of news, it’s been announced that the upcoming Rockstar Games crime title, L.A. Noire, has officially been selected to the Tribeca Film Festival.
Yes, you read that correctly: a video game has been chosen as a selection at a film festival — the first to achieve such an impressive feat. The game uses unbelievable performance capture technologies that present flawless facial expressions and lip synchronization unlike anything we’ve ever seen in a game. This plays into the game’s crime solving gameplay, where you’ll need to read many different people, decide whether they’re telling the truth or not, and choose your questions carefully based on your reads.