Here’s some news to gladden the heart because if ever there was a game that would improve with a Next Gen upgrade then it’s Rockstar’s L.A. Noire.
For those that don’t know, L.A. Noire is a police procedural adventure set in 1940’s Los Angeles amongst the fallout of the Second World War where unscrupulous businessmen are taking advantage, movie sets litter the town, smoky jazz clubs hide an underbelly of drugs and violence and where gangsters thrive. You play Cole Phelps, an upcoming and ambitious Police Officer who climbs through the ranks of the various police departments. Through collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, interrogating suspects and making arrests, Phelps grows in stature bringing him to the attention of the inhabitants of the seedier parts of L.A. and a threat to those who want to control them. Phelps will not only investigate crimes but have fist fights, shootouts, car chases and foot chases all set to a gorgeous backdrop of post war Los Angeles.
Where LA Noire excels, and this is where the Next Gen versions will really excel is in the facial depictions of their actor counterparts. Using facial “tells” and “behaviour” you will deduce whether your witness or suspect is telling the truth, lying or just doesn’t know. It’s one of the things that sets LA Noire apart from other games.
The new version comes in four different versions, all with updated graphics and various enhancements. These are Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and with the HTC Vive, we are brought the “VR Case Files” where seven of the original game’s cases have been adapted and enhanced for the virtual reality experience. There will also be 4K versions for the Xbox One X and Playstation 4 Pro. All DLC is included, so this really is well worth investigating.
Check out Rockstar’s exciting announcement below and If you want to know more, then keep your eyes on Rockstar’s updated L.A. Noire website which promises more updates and content as the release date draws nearer.