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L.A. Noire To Hit PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch And On VR


“Sometimes you gotta shake the tree and see what falls out.” Those are words to live by from one detective Cole Phelps throughout his career in L.A. Noire. And it looks like Rockstar has been shaking that tree for quite some time: they announced four different versions of L.A. Noire coming this year.

The detective game that spouted ridiculously realistic facial capture and with mechanics similar to the Grand Theft Auto series from the last console generation will be making its current generation debut on Xbox One and PS4. All DLCs will be included and will feature “enhanced lighting and clouds, new cinematic camera angles, high resolution textures and more.” PS4 Pro and Xbox One X enhancements are also mentioned.

Not only that, L.A. Noire will also be appearing on the Nintendo Switch. Rockstar is also touting it as a the complete game. Expect enhancements utilising the Joy-Cons capability such as HD rumble (probably handy when searching for clues), gesture and gyroscopic controls, and even touch screen usage when used in portable mode.

In addition, there will be a totally new VR experience. L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files will see seven cases  from the original game all played in virtual reality. For now, it will support the HTC Vive.

While the Xbox One and PS4 ports are a no-brainer, this is the first Rockstar game to debut on the Nintendo Switch and as a VR experience. What’s more interesting is what team within Rockstar is in leading these new development. The original developers of L.A. Noire, Team Bondi, was shut down right after the games’s release. Remnants of the former team tried to create another game since 2011 but has since been cancelled.

If you haven’t checked out the thrilling adventure game set in 1940’s Los Angeles, look forward to the release of L.A, Noire on the PS4, Xbox One and Switch on November 14.