Phelps on the Case: New Screens from L.A. Noire

Posted on January 3 2011, 7:39pm | Author: R* S | Filed Under: Games

Fresh for the new year comes a brand new selection of screenshots from L.A. Noire, focusing on the incredibly lifelike characters of our dark detective thriller coming this spring.  Check 'em out below and in full high-def glory at

As a reminder, the human interactions you see here aren't limited to what is commonly understood as cutscenes in videogames. Thanks to the huge leap forward that MotionScan technology represents, every character in L.A. Noire speaks and emotes with realistic precision throughout the entire game, every facial detail captured regardless of whether searching for clues on foot, in a shootout or in the middle of a crucial interrogation. For a more detailed look at the MotionScan technology used to capture performances in L.A. Noire, make sure you've watched our most recent video here: and stay tuned for much, much more on L.A. Noire in the weeks ahead.

Detective Cole Phelps takes a breather as night falls on Los Angeles.

Phelps shouts a warning as he and partner Roy Earle enter a crime scene.

Cole debates the merits of a homicide case with the Captain in a downtown diner.


Watch the New L.A. Noire Video “The Technology Behind Performance”
Screenshots from L.A. Noire: Crime Scenes, Lineups & More
Screens of L.A. Noire and Press Previews from GamesRadar, Game Informer, IGN, G4TV and More

  • R* Yon May 9 2011, 2:41pmReplyFlag
    Thanks all, the game releases next week, and for the latest on L.A. Noire visit the official site:
    • colephelpson January 10 2011, 6:51amReplyFlag
      I Totally agree with you they should send the pic of the map of L A Noire.
      • rk8000on January 5 2011, 8:21pmReplyFlag
        Hmm... Send a pic of the map please? :L
        • batik89on January 5 2011, 8:22amReplyFlag
          Hey R*, I must admit, Mr. Cosgrove's hair... errr I mean Mr. Phelps' hair looks very fancy. I wish there will be another way to remove those fedoras. Please, make us able to remove the hats. Thanks.
          • hell_raiser_604on January 5 2011, 7:57amReplyFlag
            i hope this game has an awesome online mode...
            i feel that the online mode is the most essential part in a game..
            RDR has an awesome online mode which made it a much greater experience for the gamers..
            so pls give us some info about the online gameplay ..
            • wspm413son January 5 2011, 5:39amReplyFlag
              oh yeah and 1 more thing how big will the map be i i hope its big
              • wspm413son January 5 2011, 5:38amReplyFlag
                will you have a classic map in the corner of the screen like RDR and GTA?
                • assassin_kaoson January 4 2011, 10:50pmReplyFlag
                  Can't wait for this game! It looks awesome! However I think I know what kind of ending it will have...kinda predictable. Still buying though :)
                  • MartinStaticon January 4 2011, 6:43pmReplyFlag
                    Screen looking great, the ambiance and nuance of LA in the top two screens look amazing.
                    My question is will it have an original score by any composers from previous Rockstar titles?
                    And will there be a 1940's set of tunes for the radio?

                    Once again, looks great.
                    Keep it up, respect
                    - Martin
                    • Mortal91ifyon January 4 2011, 6:31pmReplyFlag
                      wow these screen's are amazing!!! =D
                      • SHIZZELDONon January 4 2011, 2:09pmReplyFlag

                        Thanks buddy, appreciate the info you gave out, but i still cant find much on it, but hopefully they can listen to the fans and add a couple.
                        • Gleisneron January 4 2011, 1:40pmReplyFlag
                          what i've heard it will have no side missions, they migh'a changed their minds since they announced that, but that was the original idea. Check thru' this and you might find something about that, i didnt have time to find the exact location but:
                          • SHIZZELDONon January 4 2011, 12:07pmReplyFlag
                            ok, so you made a game that looks better than heavy rain and its a free roam, will this have side missions and mini-game type stuff like GTA IV, if so answer back with the details you can share.
                            • vivivlyon January 4 2011, 11:12amReplyFlag
                              @BitEater i read it as "nw'ah"
                              • R* Yon January 4 2011, 10:49amReplyFlag
                                Thanks guys, again glad you like the new screens, we'll consider your questions for a possible future edition in our Asked & Answered series, stay tuned.
                                • hiphoper-boyon January 4 2011, 4:43amReplyFlag
                                  I guess it's french and stands for "black" so the letters "oi" are pronounced "ouah" or "wa" like the babies do (cry)..
                                  So the whole world is "Nouah-r"..!
                                  • BitEateron January 4 2011, 4:33amReplyFlag
                                    @Shynkai : I guess it's something like "noh-are".
                                    • Shynkaion January 4 2011, 3:09amReplyFlag
                                      my favourite character of 2008 is Niko Bellic, 2009 is Se*n Devl*n, 2010 is John Marston, 2011 ? It must be Phelps !!

                                      btw how do you all read 'Noire' ?
                                      • Rock1m1on January 4 2011, 2:37amReplyFlag
                                        Rockstar you know i buy (and treasure) each and every game you make, your one of the very few developers who put extra attention to packaging of regular edition of the games. Here is a question... you guys planned anything special for the packaging of the game? Something... film noirish?
                                        • TRANEMingon January 4 2011, 12:16amReplyFlag
                                          Happy new year Rockstars and every players~~
                                          New pics are awesome,Cant wait to play it~~
                                          Looking forward to more updatas~~
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