Most videogames are memorable. However, few are remarkable story-telling experiences that took 7 years to make. L.A. Noire has always been worthy of praise since its release in 2011. Rockstar Games mesmerized us with an in-game 1940s era and an environment that is oozing jazz and class, with a rather hefty pinch of bloodlust and mystery. The title pioneered in facial and motion capture, and it stood out for its unique interrogative gameplay. L.A. Noire, without doubt, left us wanting more. The DLCs came, but the sequel never did – and probably never will.
Six years later, we wake up to L.A. Noire news – and no, it’s still not a sequel. Rockstar Games has announced that PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be getting a remastered L.A. Noire. The edition is set to include the full original game, in addition to all its DLC galore. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners will be able to replay the detective thriller with better lighting, enhanced cinematic feel and overall visual improvements.
Rockstar has also revealed a special version for Nintendo Switch. As per their press release, a “Joy-Con mode with gyroscopic, gesture-based controls, HD rumble” and touch controls are set to be well-implemented for Nintendo Switch. L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files, however, was the highlight of their announcement. HTC Vive owners will become detective Cole Phelps, building up their police ranks in the crime-ridden La-La Land. They will delve deep into 7 of the original game cases that have been revamped for VR. Thus taking the interactive masterpiece to a whole new and exceptional level.
All aforementioned versions for L.A. Noire are set for release on November 14th. Meanwhile, you can play Rockstar’s latest hit, Grand Theft Auto V. You could also pre-order their upcoming Western title, Red Dead Redemption 2, which is expected for a Q2 2018 release.