L.A. Noire : GTA Meets Police Quest?

Posted by on February 7, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Rockstar Games’ new detective thriller, set to release May 17th 2011 in North America and May 20th 2011 in Europe looks like a super sexy revisit of some of the old police games from the 80’s.

Set in L.A. in the year 1947, you play the part of Detective Cole Phelps; an up and coming officer with the L.A.P.D. It will be your job to solve all manner of crimes including arsons, racketeering and even, it seems, a serial murder case.

The teams at RockStar have been using new technology to capture and present more scenic and animated detail than ever before in an effort to make this the most realistic and captivating open-world game to date.

In a quote from the official web site, RockStar had this to say about this upcoming title:

Amid the post-war boom of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Cole Phelps is an LAPD detective thrown headfirst into a city drowning in its own success. Corruption is rampant, the drug trade is exploding, and murder rates are at an all-time high. In his fight to climb the ranks and do what’s right, Phelps must unravel the truth behind a string of arson attacks, racketeering conspiracies and brutal murders, battling the L.A. underworld and even members of his own department to uncover a secret that could shake the city to its rotten core.

Using groundbreaking new animation technology that captures every nuance of an actor’s facial performance in astonishing detail, L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller that blends breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience. Search for clues, chase down suspects and interrogate witnesses as you struggle to find the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.

FleshEatingZipper will be keeping an eye on this one, for sure. It looks promising and we’ll make it a point to keep you all updated as time rolls on so shine up those wing-tips and get your badges ready – It looks like it’s going to be a fun ride!

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