Well, this is unexpected. Six years after its original release in 2011, Rockstar Games have announced that their murder mystery adventure L.A. Noire will be heading to PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch, making it the first Rockstar game to release on a Nintendo system since Bully back in 2008. A brand new VR version was also announced.
The Switch version will feature the entire game and all its DLC, in addition to Switch specific adjustments including motion control features. The Xbox One and PS4 versions will also include all DLC and will feature superior visuals and lighting effects from the original release. The VR version, on the other hand, will not include the full game, but will instead contain seven individual cases, all of which have been rebuilt in VR.
Originally made for a budget of $50 million, L.A. Noire was developed by the Australian-based Team Bondi and tells the story of LAPD detective Cole Phelps as he hunts serial killers and investigates a multitude of other gruesome and horrendous and crimes across the City of Angels. The facial capture technology used was considered groundbreaking at the time, and still looks pretty damn impressive today.
All new versions of L.A. Noire will release on November 14.
4 NEW VERSIONS OF L.A. NOIRE COMING NOVEMBER 14
Today, we’re proud to announce new versions of the blockbuster detective thriller L.A. Noire, are scheduled to release on November 14, 2017 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Alongside these three new console versions, we’re taking our first steps into virtual reality with L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files, featuring seven select cases from the original game rebuilt specifically for a virtual reality experience on the HTC VIVE.
Set against the seedy and violent underbelly of 1940’s Los Angeles, L.A. Noire is the story of decorated veteran and newly minted detective Cole Phelps as he investigates an escalating series of cases inspired by real-world crimes. Each successfully solved case brings Phelps greater success, but also brings him closer to the dark criminal heart of post-war L.A.
L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files for HTC Vive delivers seven of the original engrossing, self-contained cases from L.A. Noire rebuilt specifically for virtual reality, blending breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience.
L.A. Noire for the Nintendo Switch features the complete original game and all additional downloadable content, with specific enhancements including a Joy-Con mode with gyroscopic, gesture-based controls, HD rumble and new wide and over-the-shoulder camera angles, plus contextual touch screen controls for portable detective work.
L.A. Noire for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One delivers the complete original game and all additional downloadable content with a range of technical enhancements for greater visual fidelity and authenticity, including enhanced lighting and clouds, new cinematic camera angles, high resolution textures and more. Plays natively in 1080p for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, and stunning 4K for PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, these versions capture the grit and grime of the City of Angels like never before.
For more information, visit the updated website at rockstargames.com/lanoire and keep an eye out for more from L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files and L.A. Noire for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both there and at the Newswire in the weeks ahead.