L.A. Noire Coming to PS3 and Xbox 360 May 17 in North America, May 20 in Europe

Posted on January 24 2011, 8:00am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

L.A. Noire, the groundbreaking new crime thriller developed in a special partnership between Rockstar Games and Team Bondi, will be available on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 on May 17th in North America and May 20th in Europe.

Set amid the violence and corruption of post-war Los Angeles, L.A. Noire seamlessly blends crime-solving, clue-finding, car chases and shoot-outs with revolutionary new interrogation-based gameplay that will allow players to read characters' emotions in order to reveal the truth. Players will take on the role of Cole Phelps, a decorated World War II veteran who rises through the ranks of the LAPD, solving a series of gruesome murders and other crimes that bring him face to face with the dark heart of Los Angeles during Hollywood’s Golden Age.

L.A. Noire employs ground-breaking new MotionScan performance-scanning technology, which utilizes 32 high-definition cameras to capture actors’ faces in 3D, transferring every aspect of the performance into the game, enabling players for the first time to lip-read in-game characters and to read every facial expression down to the finest detail.

Check out the all-new Official Trailer #2 today at noon, in high definition at www.rockstargames.com/lanoire and the Rockstar site Videos section.

  • R* Yon May 9 2011, 2:52pmReplyFlag
    @MLLK338 Head over here to get an answer to that question, and a few others:

    Thanks all, one week to go, and for the latest on L.A. Noire visit the official site:
    • randldewitton March 24 2011, 6:25pmReplyFlag
      If it doesent have a multiplayer i wont buy it, i feel sorry for those who have already prepaid. With most consoles networked these days MP is nearly a standard feature in all games. Once i beat 1P mode i play the game easily 5x as much in multiplayer. so to me at least, without the MP it's easily one fifth the game. If La Noire is 1p only I'll just keep playing my gta and rdr online instead of buying La noir. please dont loose your way R* - PSN ORPHAN-FOUR
      • rezpatrioton March 6 2011, 11:53amReplyFlag
        It's going to be an interesting game, hopefully one hell of a ride.
        • 13235648on March 3 2011, 12:11amReplyFlag
          I don't think they're addressing the elephant in the room (multiplayer) because once they let everybody know that there is no way to play with their friends they're going to lose a lot of preorders. People on other forums/boards were asking 'well how would you even do that as a cop?'
          Gee, I dunno, maybe have a partner like in real life? There could be several scenarios.. trying to stop a bank robbery, maybe a hostage situation where it's 10-1 and the crook has to get away with the hostage or the loot, who knows? It would work.
          If there's no multiplayer it doesn't mean I'm not buying it, it just means that i'll be picking up a used copy sooner or later.
          • Jortanon January 30 2011, 8:44amReplyFlag
            hahaha PC games is dead there isn't any money to be made in it unless you make games like WOW.
            • Simbalaon January 28 2011, 7:03amReplyFlag

              Btw Will there be any games for pc platform in future??????
              • batik89on January 28 2011, 4:14amReplyFlag
                Hey R*, whether the Xbox 360 version of LA Noire will come in one disc? I hate 2 disc game like Mass Effect 2 and Dead Space 2 for instance. It just ruining my gaming experience... you know when we forced to swap the game disc in the middle of gameplay. Please reply this question.
                • HarleyQuinnzon January 27 2011, 9:04pmReplyFlag
                  • R_gameron January 25 2011, 11:54pmReplyFlag
                    l.a noire = multiplayer ???
                    • R_gameron January 25 2011, 11:47pmReplyFlag
                      Ok , I'm ready for L.a Noire ! :D
                      • DiFran4on January 25 2011, 10:17pmReplyFlag
                        Yo Rockstar is when are you going to tell us if it is going to have multiplayer or not? I am telling you that multiplayer is BIG and the decision of Yes or No could effect the whole outcome of people's opinion. I know almost all my friends won't buy it unless it has multiplayer...
                        • beau350on January 25 2011, 6:36pmReplyFlag
                          Has anyone heard is the game based on a sandbox environment (free roam)?
                          • grendal123456on January 25 2011, 4:48pmReplyFlag
                            R * you should release the RED DEAD REDEMPTION on the PC, we are all waiting and hoping game Valid for breathtaking. For nine months have passed since the appearance of the game on the console. But you did not say anything about the PC version. Nonproliferation you already requested clarification whether or not the PC version and you just delete that and deloete written. How many more await us? .
                            • UpNSmoke225on January 25 2011, 2:24pmReplyFlag
                              wow thats pretty quick R* ;-) thanks!!
                              I really hope we get a fan-based A&A soon...there's so much to be discussed and not a lot of time to do it. I think the main thing on everybody's mind is whether or not there'll be Multiplayer. *"Will R* stay true to form and include some sort of co-op MP sleuthing?!"*
                              Imagine driving down the mean streets of LA, smooth jazz playing, cruising along to the police department headquarters. You casually stride in and approach your office. Walking in you notice your case file is particularly heavy this morning. Flipping through the various crimes and leads, you pick one that fits your mood for the day and start sleuthing. You can choose to fly solo or work with other players in the lobby to gather evidence, interrogate suspects, and all the other goodies that you'll be able to use to solve crimes in the SP story.
                              R* the possibilities are endless with this one as usual, and I hope there is some sort of co-op for us to enjoy even more then we will already. I know it can be done, and it needs to be! Hope to see an A&A soon..keep it up R* im so ready for Noire
                              • colephelpson January 25 2011, 12:07pmReplyFlag
                                R* i will remember this game for the rest of my life i am sure of that and i will also title it "the best game i have ever played with the best graphics and everything" i wish you good luck R*.:D
                                • aaron_gill02on January 25 2011, 11:22amReplyFlag
                                  Hi Rockstars,

                                  just wondering, like a couple of other people, if there is a Collector's Edition in the works or an pre-order bonuses planned? I'm not expecting full details just a small heads up as to wether to hold off pre-ordering this for now or not...
                                  • R* Yon January 25 2011, 11:07amReplyFlag
                                    @Marney-1 Yep - stay tuned here leading up to the May release date for much more on L.A. Noire.

                                    @The4ourTy67 Nice.
                                    • The4orTy67on January 25 2011, 8:47amReplyFlag
                                      Highlighted the date in my calendar :)
                                      • hjalmar000on January 25 2011, 5:58amReplyFlag
                                        Remember that Rockstar isnt developing this time, only releasing, i dont think Team Bondi will have as unique engine as R.A..G.E (rockstar game engine) nor Euphoria Effects, however Rockstar doesnt have rights to euphoria, since its owned by Naturalmotion, so there is a chance that LA noire gets Euphoria ^^ i hope so at least ;___; cause its the best motion effects engine iv'e ever seen.
                                        • azael95on January 24 2011, 10:45pmReplyFlag
                                          darnit!, i just hope i go after to USA after the game is realased
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