L.A. Noire Headed to PS4, Xbox One, Switch, Vive

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Busy day today, so I’ll be brief: Yes, and thank you, Rockstar.

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L.A. Noire on PS4 and Xbox One was expected, but seeing a Switch version as well as an all-new HTC Vive exclusive L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files
is pretty darn cool.

Press release below the jump, if you’re not in a tearing hurry like I am.

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Rockstar Games Collection Edition 1: Instant Gift Idea For The Open World Novice


Rockstar does it again, folks. With so much content packed onto a single disc, this set is a pretty stellar deal no matter how you slice it. For the price of one game ($59.99), you’re getting FOUR of the company’s biggest titles spanning this current console cycle.  Come November 6, 2012, PS3 and Xbox 360 owners looking to try some great games they haven’t gotten around to just yet (or those who want a great gift for a friend or relative who’s never played an open world game previously) will soon have one of the best deals to date. Here’s what’s in the collection? Just check below the jump for some cut & past action (Hey! it’s late and I need some sleep – been up playing a ton of games again)…

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L.A. Noire Complete Edition Hits Stores For PS3 & 360

In case you missed it, Team Bondi’s instant classic is now available for the PS3 and Xbox 360 complete with all the DLC missions and costumes. While the Aussie developer has gone under due to a bit of controversy (go look it up, I need to get back to playing Skyrim), their first and only game is still an amazing achievement that’s well worth playing and an excellent example of a “thinking persons” video game. Personally, I say 2011’s Game of the Year category is going to be packed more than full of top shelf titles with more than ONE winner chosen by anyone serious about those sorts of lists. There have been far too many solid titles in 2011 to limit victors to a mere ONE per genre, I say…

L.A. Noire "Orientation" Trailer (Yes, MORE Stunning Visuals)

Team Bondi’s hard work is bringing a new level of cinematic and visual punch to the crime game scene. As noted earlier, I’m thinking a lot of folks will be surprised at this one in terms of overall plot and some of the gameplay. I’m thinking it’s not going to be a mere GTA, 1940’s version at all, but we’ll see…

L.A. Noire Website Now Live

Rockstar’s game site designs are always great, and the newly-launched official site for Team Bondi’s upcoming crime drama is no exception. Poke around the age-gated site for a look at the character file on Coroner Carruthers as well as a look at the Homicide Desk lead character Cole Phelps works in. Nice screens, game art trailers and even a few film noir recommendations for those gamers who want to expand their horizons a bit before the game ships in May. My own noir choices will be the subject of an upcoming article next month, so check back in for that…

Gallery: L.A. Noire

Oops. I'd forgotten to post these lovely screens of Team Bondi's crime drama a few days back, so here you go. I think a LOT of folks will be surprised when they play the game, as Rockstar is known for shaking things up. I hate speculation and “expectation” in most previews, but as a fan of classic noir films myself as well as updated takes on the genre such as Chinatown and L.A. Confidential, I have a feeling this one's going to be a great deal more about story than too much open-world rambling about. We'll see…

More screens below the jump.

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L.A. Noire Trailer # 2 (Yup, It’s All In-Game)

So good it's on both blogs, here's the second L.A. Noire Trailer for your approval – this time in long and short versions. Team Bondi's upcoming crime drama is certainly going to set a few new standards in terms of character animation and possibly game design. As usual, Rockstar is going above and beyond the call in ensuring their dev teams make games that try and do something different within their respective genres. And that, folks, deserves a lot of respect.

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L.A. Noire "The Technology Behind Performance" Video

Rockstar shows you how it’s done in this excellent clip. As you can see, new tech is indeed a blast when the right folks get their hands on it. Note: If you somehow can’t see the video, click the post title and BOOM – there you go.