Rockstar Games announced this week that their 2011 hit detective-action game L.A. Noire is set to launch on current consoles this November. As with every title being brought to current-gen consoles, the game will come fully enhanced with newer specs, we also know that Rockstar will be introducing a VR version titled: L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files. Surprisingly enough, Rockstar also announced that a Nintendo Switch version of the game will also be launching—making many assume Rockstar could have plans to release further titles on the Switch.
L.A. Noire further introduced and put a stamp at just how far developers can fully take advantage of the motion capturing technology and see it play out on a video game—well this game did jus that. You play as Detective Cole Phelps and through many of the motions of criminals, witnesses, and citizens all across 1940s Los Angeles, you as the detective must rely on human facial instinct to assure if one is being honest or is simply throwing shade. You also get to explore the open world city of Los Angeles in all its sunshine glory.
Rockstar released a short overview of the game:
L.A. Noire takes place in the seedy and violent underbelly of 1940’s Los Angeles as decorated veteran and newly minted detective, Cole Phelps 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. The game was an Official Selection of the Tribeca Film Festival for its cinematic approach to gameplay and narrative.
For the L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files, this component of the game will not mean the game goes full VR mode, instead, it’s confirmed that the VR is exclusive for seven self-contained cases within the new content that’s being introduced. In regards to the Nintendo Switch version, players will be receiving the full original game, every DLC content included, also specific enhancement controls with the system’s Joy Con controllers. Plus, portable contextual touch screen controls, gesture-based controls, HD rumble, and new wide and over-the-shoulder camera angles.
A specific price is yet to be announced, surely in the coming weeks, we’ll likely hear something from Rockstar—along with a possible gameplay trailer. L.A. Noire re-launches on PS4 – Pro, Xbox One – X, and Nintendo on November 14th.