A leaked video confirmed the North American release timing a few days ago already, but Rockstar’s now formally announced the dates for its Team Bondi-developed detective game and released the trailer officially to boot: LA Noire launches in North America on May 17, 2011, and Europe on the 20th.
“L.A. Noire breaks new ground for us,” Sam Houser, founder of Rockstar Games, says in the announcement. “Its intense blend of action and real detective work defies genre conventions to create a unique and captivating thriller.”
Here’s hoping it won’t be too long until we actually see what’s described from the player’s point of view then.