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All Articles: L.A. Noire
Things are getting weird and wild in today’s Xbox Games Store update.
Rockstar fans might remember the publisher quirky detective game, L.A. Noire, which was originally released for the Xbox 360 in 2011. And Xbox One owners will get the chance to try it out again in this week’s brand new re-release. Also new to the Xbox One this week is De Blob, which first debuted on the Wii in 2008.
Finally today, Xbox One owners can download the wild new Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, which features dozens of heroes and villains in a time-traveling and universe-hopping adventure.
You can learn more about all of today’s additions to the Xbox Games Store after the break. (more…)
Fantastic and faraway lands are the focus of this week’s PlayStation Store update.
The Star Wars universe gets another chance to shine this week with the release of Electronic Arts’s Star Wars: Battlefront II. PS4 players will also be able to return to Bethesda’s fantasy world in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR. The fate of the entire multiverse is at stake in Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, and THQ Nordic brought back the colorful shenanigans of De Blob in a PS4 re-release of his eponymous game.
Finally this week, things will float back to Earth in the 1940s-set L.A. Noire from Rockstar Games and the everyday experiences of Electronic Arts’s The Sims 4.
You can learn more about this week’s additions to the PlayStation Store (including a few titles for the Vita) after the break. (more…)
Nintendo has delivered yet another Nintendo eShop update overflowing with impressive games.
Starting things off, the Snipperclips Plus expansion will be available to download for the Switch beginning tomorrow, as will Bethesda’s excellent Doom reboot. 3DS owners will also get the chance to download Mario Party: The Top 100, a sprawling compilation that includes some of the best minigames from the series.
But things get even crazier for Switch owners on Tuesday, November 14. Psyonix will launch Rocket League, their massively popular automotive soccer game. Rockstar returns to the 1940s with L.A. Noire. Telltale will light up the Bat Signal for Batman: The Telltale Series. Tequila Works will venture forth on a deserted island with Rime. And WB Games will put all the pieces together in Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2. Whew!
You can learn more about all of this week’s additions to the Nintendo eShop (including a few 3DS and Wii U games) after the break. (more…)
L.A. Noire will make its Switch debut next week, but Rockstar released a brand new trailer today focusing on the touchscreen controls they’re adding to make the game more portable:
Today we’re thrilled to share the new official trailer for L.A. Noire for the Nintendo Switch, featuring contextual touch screen controls for portable detective work, a Joy-Con mode with gyroscopic controls, HD Rumble, and new wide and over-the-shoulder camera angles. Set amid the post-war boom of Hollywood’s Golden Age, L.A. Noire follows newly-minted officer Cole Phelps as he embarks on a desperate search for truth in a city where everyone has something to hide. L.A. Noire for the Nintendo Switch includes the complete original game plus all additional downloadable content, and will be available in-store and digitally via the Nintendo eShop on November 14th.
L.A. Noire is also being remade for the PS4 and Xbox One. All three versions of the game will be released on Tuesday, November 14.
NetherRealm reveals first trailer for Hellboy in Injustice 2… L.A. Noire’s upcoming re-release gets a new 4K trailer
WB Games and NetherRealm Studios has supplied two new trailer for their viewing pleasure this Friday.
From WB Games, you’ll get your first look at Hellboy in Injustice 2. And then, Rockstar Games will give you a sneak peek at L.A. Noire in 4K resolution.
You can find both trailers after the break. (more…)
L.A. Noire‘s focus on detective work has made it one of the most unique games of the last decade, and fans who missed it the first time around will get the chance to try it out this November, as Rockstar has announced plans to re-release it for the PS4, Xbox One, and Switch this November.
Owing to the different strengths of the Switch and the PS4/Xbox One, Rockstar is producing two relatively unique versions of the game. Both versions will include the full game and all previously-release downloadable content, but players on the PS4/Xbox One will be able to experience L.A. Noire in 1080p with “enhanced lighting and clouds, new cinematic camera angles, high resolution textures, and more.” And those who’ve upgraded to the PS4 Pro or Xbox One X will be able to play the game in 4K resolution.
Meanwhile, the Switch version of the game will include a special “Joy-Con Mode” with gesture-based controls, as well as HD Rumble support, new wide and over-the-shoulder camera angles, and “contextual touch screen controls for portable detective work.”
Rockstar will also launch a special mini-version of L.A. Noire for the HTC Vive known as L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files. “Rebuilt specifically for virtual reality,” players will be able to slip on a headset and play through seven self-contained cases from L.A. Noire in virtual reality.
“We’re excited to bring L.A. Noire’s unique mix of real detective work, classic Hollywood atmosphere and thrilling action to these new platforms,” said Sam Houser, the Founder of Rockstar Games. “Now with a choice of spectacular virtual reality, stunning 4K, or the freedom of portable play, these enhanced versions are a perfect opportunity for players to experience this richly detailed world in a whole new way.”
L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files and L.A. Noire for the PS4, Xbox One, and Switch will be released on November 14.
Last year, Frank Darabont, the director of The Shawshank Redemption and the the creative force behind the first season of The Walking Dead, announced that his next television production would revolve around the cops and criminals of 1940s Los Angeles. Oh, and he planned to name his show L.A. Noir, after the John Buntin book its based on.
Needless to say, Rockstar Games was less than pleased.
Speaking to io9, Darabont revealed the show’s new name, Lost Angels, and described exactly how less than pleased Rockstar was with the original title:
[I]t was going to be called L.A. Noir, based on the book by John Buntin. But the video game company with the video game called L.A. Noire (with an e!) threatened to sue the **** out of me, TNT, every company that actually ever worked in Hollywood. And they have the billions of dollars to back it up, apparently. So we’re changing the title.
The first season of Lost Angels will air on TNT sometime this Summer.
It’s just raining Rockstar news today! In addition to showing a trio of editors from Game Informer around Grand Theft Auto V, the publisher also announced that the four-game Rockstar Games Collection: Edition 1 will be available for the PS3 and Xbox 360 on November 6.
The compilation, which is priced at $59.99, is a stellar deal and includes such fan favorites as Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire, Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City, and Midnight Club: Los Angeles – Complete Edition. If these games have somehow passed under your personal radar, here’s a quick overview of what you’ll find within the Rockstar Games Collection: Edition 1…
Red Dead Redemption – Winner of over 170 Game of the Year awards, Red Dead Redemption brings the dying West to life with a vibrant open-world, powerful story, and intense single- and multiplayer action.
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City – The explosive conclusion to the highest-rated game of all time, Grand Theft Auto IV, featuring two complete games on one disc: The Lost and Damned & The Ballad of Gay Tony.
L.A. Noire – The revolutionary crime thriller featuring MotionScan, a breakthrough technology that captures every nuance of a real actor’s facial performance, providing a level of realism, detail and emotion never before seen in a video game. Featuring brand new gameplay and a dark, hard-boiled detective story, L.A. Noire became the first ever video game to be recognized by the Tribeca Film Festival.
Midnight Club: Los Angeles Complete Edition – One of the highest-reviewed racing titles of this generation, featuring deeply customizable real world cars, non-stop open world street racing and intense multiplayer action. The Complete Edition also includes every downloadable real world vehicle and city section released since launch.