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L.A. Noire: New Screens, Story And Gameplay Details

Okay, so you've seen that impressive story trailer and below, you'll find an assembly of juicy new screenshots.

And in general, Rockstar appears to be ready to talk L.A. Noire; they've forwarded over an intensive fact sheet that once again puts our expectations through the roof. Described as a "dark and violent detective thriller set against the backdrop of Los Angeles in the post-war years of the late 1940s," this game's technical achievement and depth might be borderline astonishing. Earlier this year, we told you a bit about that MotionScan technology and here we get even more elaboration:

"...faithfully recreates every subtle nuance of an actor’s performance, allowing players to use the classic interrogation technique of analyzing a subject’s behaviour and facial expressions in order to get to the truth. This revolutionary marriage of gameplay and technology, combined with clue-finding, and classic elements like shootouts and chases, gives players the opportunity to truly explore what it means to be a detective in the most corrupt and violent period in L.A. History."

In a time when the world was beginning to be seduced by the Hollywood glitz and glamour, traumatized soldiers were returning home after WWII and having difficulty assimilating. This paints the backdrop for the story, which features Cole Phelps as the main character: Phelps is a decorated war veteran and a new addition to the detective force. You will rise through the ranks, solving cases inspired by real-world crimes of the time in question; the story "unfolds across a series of self-contained cases; each successfully solved case is a step up the ladder..."

We'll even be assigned different partners as we take on different cases and based on this info compiled here, it seems L.A. Noire might be the interactive crime drama we've all been hoping for. Can't wait for this one.

Related Game(s): L.A. Noire

Tags: la noire, l.a. noire, rockstar, team bondi, la noire details

11/18/2010 9:01:26 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (21 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 10:08:02 PM
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Totally. Awesome. You guys. This is gonna get a preorder from me. I can't wait to see how good of a detective I'll make.

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telly
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 10:37:11 AM

So. Pumped.

God, snooping around vintage LA, solving mysteries, fighting gangsters. LA Confidential, Chinatown, the Killing, etc. all used as inspiration. If Rockstar pulls this off -- and I haven't been disappointed by a single game of theirs yet -- this is going to be an absolute blast.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 10:12:34 PM
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I'm sure hoping it's interactive, we could sure use more great games, but only if it's well done & the quality's good, like Heavy Rain & Indigo Prophecy for example.
But I have total faith in R* getting it right.

And as for <<<<traumatized soldiers were returning home after WWII and having difficulty assimilating.>>>>

Yes, and just an FTI, that's also how most of the major motorcycle clubs formed up back then too.

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Alienange
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 10:29:03 PM
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It's unbelievable how good this sounds. Not only that, they've gone and released this trailer that just reeks of Rockstar's prowess. It's amazing to see them going in all these different directions. I loved the western, and it looks like I'm about to love detective work too!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 11:13:02 PM

I think most of the kudos should go to Team Bondi on this one.

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Jalex
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 12:43:15 AM

I concur with WorldEndsWithMe.
People keep praising Rockstar for what they've seen and read about 'L.A. Noire', but as far as I know, none of the Rockstar teams has actually had a hand in the development process of the game.

Regardless, this has long sounded like an extremely promising project, and every new bit of information only adds to that.
My only worry has nothing to do with the game itself. Rather, I worry for it, in that many gamers may turn on this title if it turns out to be as linear as the various previews of the game make it seem. It wouldn't bother me personally, since I simply hope to get a great cinematic experience out of 'L.A. Noire', and I could honestly do without any bird-hunting in this title.

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Lawless SXE
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 1:03:50 AM

Jalex,
First, I agree that people are praising Rockstar far too heavily for a project that they have nothing to do with the development of... Much love to the Aussie studio :P

Second, the linearity isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's a lot like Mafia II was, and I don't recall seeing a lot of hate for it on release. Team Bondi is set on delivering an engaging narrative experience that doesn't need the fluff of other open world games like RDR and GTA. I'm sure that they will include tasks for the player to do, as RDR did, but it won't be an integral part of the game. I'm sure that some people will go into it thinking the wrong thing, simply because it has the R* logo on the box, but most will know what they're getting into. If anyone cries for filler, I will punch them in the face, because it isn't necesary.
Peace.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 6:22:56 AM

I don't think it will be exceptionally linear, detective work means pounding the pavement, asking questions, greasing palms, visiting locations and crime scenes and hopefully they will allow us to to this at our whim so that we can solve the crimes as we see fit. I'll be a little disappointed if they just put you in a room and say "find out something helpful" then it's on to the next room for the next clue.

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Qubex
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 10:02:04 AM

Must admit this is looking good... any expected release date?

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Alienange
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 12:36:37 PM

Team Bondi will get credit when the game releases and the story doesn't suck. Until then, this is a game that looks great using Rockstar's engine. An engine that was masterfully updated for RDR and from all appearances, has been updated once again to bring us a whole new setting.

Give Rockstar the credit that is due.

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Lawless SXE
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 12:46:51 AM
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What I want to know is whether there will be one overarching case that will tie together everything else at the end, or if they are each completely self-contained. I hope that there are plenty of moments in the game that make you go 'Oh, cool.' And I hope that it is as good as Heavy Rain. I believe that, based on what we've heard thus far, and the involvement of both Sony (previously) and Rockstar (currently) as the publishers of the game that it will be.
Peace.

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Oxvial
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 1:57:26 AM
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No they still don't convince me after years of promise I want a gameplay video.

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___________
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 2:00:08 AM
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so frigging cant wait for this!
been waiting for a detective game for years, now we finally may have one.
now just release the frigging thing R*, so we can start talking about max payne 3.............

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dante_zero
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 2:38:54 AM
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cant wait. kinda give me the impression its a mix of open world and point and click adventures which i love both of and seems like a great idea to evolve openworld games.

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ElectricTiTAN
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 3:40:00 AM
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Preordered this Wednesday.

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Zorigo
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 4:00:34 AM
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This looks amazing.

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TheOldOne
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 6:25:14 AM
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Mafia 2 minus sex and nudity. I will wait for release and review to see if my perception has changed.

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Snaaaake
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 7:59:33 AM
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I'll wait and see, aside from the great voice acting, nothing else impresses me.

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maxpontiac
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 8:24:17 AM
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Definitely keeping my eyes on this one, and how the game is for the PS3.

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Oxvial
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 9:39:35 AM

It's also for the 360 , so expect some disappoint , lets just hope there are just minor differences and not exclusive dlc for one platform.

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Lotusflow3r
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 9:02:40 AM
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Sounds really good!

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