L.A. Noire, the critically acclaimed neo-noir detective game, was originally released way back in 2011. Developed by Team Bondi, published by Rockstar Games, L.A. Noire saw you don the LAPD badge in 1940’s Los Angeles, solving crimes and interrogating criminals. The developers used up to 32 individual cameras to scan the voice actors faces, providing for genuinely compelling and tense interrogations as you attempt to deduce fact from fiction by judging facial reactions.
Rockstar Games had remained quiet for a few years, with Grand Theft Auto V selling well, and no single player DLC in sight, Rockstar have ostensibly been putting all of their efforts into Red Dead Redemption 2. This announcement of a remaster could keep the spark of a sequel alive, which was seemingly put out when Team Bondi closed down before the games full release. Whether this release is to test the water to see how popular a sequel could be, or just to rake in more of our money, it is hard to say; regardless of that, it will still be hugely enjoyable to jump back in.
One of the bigger surprises is that the L.A. Noire remaster will be coming to Nintendo Switch, in addition to Xbox One and PS4, the first time a Rockstar game has released on a Nintendo console since 2009’s Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. Moreover, seven special VR case missions will be released for the HTC Vive, having undergone a specific rebuild for virtual reality. There is no news on a release date for the aforementioned VR case files, nor whether or not PSVR owners will be able to join in the fun, but Rockstar did announce that both the Xbox One and PS4 editions will be getting 4K UHD support.
L.A. Noire will be releasing on November 14th for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.