L.A. Noire Remastered, announced by Rockstar Games in early September, is now close to being released on November 14th and we’ve got a new 4K trailer to remind us.
The game will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch (Amazon, $299.99) and HTC Vive in VR mode. On PlayStation 4 (Pro) and Xbox One (X), gamers will be able to witness the game in stunning 4K resolution, enhanced clouds rendering and lighting and higher resolution textures. On the Nintendo Switch, they’ll be able to play it on the go with full support for gyro aiming and touchscreen control; L.A. Noire Remastered on Nintendo’s console will run at 1080p when docked and 720p when undocked.
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On the same day, L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files will be released exclusively for the HTC Vive, with seven select cases specifically rebuilt to be played in Virtual Reality mode.
L.A. Noire originally launched in 2011. Developed by now-defunct Australian development studio Team Bondi, it reviewed well with critics and managed to sell over six million units across PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Here’s an overview for those unfamiliar with it.
Using groundbreaking new animation technology, MotionScan, that captures every nuance of an actor’s facial performance in astonishing detail, L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller that blends breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience. Search for clues, chase down suspects and interrogate witnesses as you struggle to find the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.
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Amid the post-war boom of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Cole Phelps is an LAPD detective thrown headfirst into a city drowning in its own success. Corruption is rampant, the drug trade is exploding, and murder rates are at an all-time high. In his fight to climb the ranks and do what’s right, Phelps must unravel the truth behind a string of arson attacks, racketeering conspiracies and brutal murders, battling the L.A. underworld and even members of his own department to uncover a secret that could shake the city to its rotten core.
L.A. Noire is the first videogame to be honored as an Official Selection by the Tribeca Film Festival.