LA Noire’s first short story goes free

One slice of Rockstar’s recently announced LA Noire short story collection has been made available free of charge.

The Jonathan Santlofer-penned “What’s in a Name” can be had via the developer’s website here, either as a download or direct read, and is the sixth of a planned eight stories to be released before the game’s launch next week; “a tale of murder and identity that is both heartbreaking and terrifying” awaits.

The entire collection as a whole will be available starting June 6 via all major eBook retailers. LA Noire itself launches on May 17th in NA and the 20th in EU, that’s next Tuesday and Friday respectively, for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.