The anticipation for Rockstar and Team Bondi‘s upcoming detective thriller, L.A. Noire, continues to build with every released news blurb and short trailer. This time around, fans are able to catch a glimpse of around a minute and thirty seconds worth of dramatic, in-game footage.
While it’s hard to place the plot positions of the entire trailer as the intensity picks up and cuts move faster, the initial footage is obviously from Cole Phelps’ time in the vice unit. As Cole, players will start as a traffic cop and work their way through the ranks as an officer on unique task forces. As one would expect, with each unit comes a new set of characters, themes, cases and gameplay. It’s safe to assume that the game will change dramatically as you move from, say, traffic to homocide.
As its always been with these L.A. Noire videos, Rockstar and Team Bondi make it a point to indicate that the entire video was built from in-game footage. This game is being championed for its realistic facial movements; however, Quantic Dream‘s David Cage, the man behind Heavy Rain, recently cited the tech behind L.A. Noire as a “dead end.” If you’re at all interested in this title, read up on that link to gain perspective.
L.A. Noire is set to release for the 360, PS3 and PC on May 17th. That’s the same day as Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption from last year. Will this detective title be as stellar?