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Rockstar Games is known for its ambitious projects, and L.A. Noire proves that the company’s reputation is safe. While the rumblings about the game have been heard for years, our world exclusive cover story is the only place you’ll be able to get concrete information on the gritty crime epic. Over the course of our 10-page feature we look at the game’s astonishing reconstruction of 1947 Los Angeles and learn how the team took on such a massive undertaking. We also talk to the team to see L.A. Noire’s groundbreaking facial-animation system in action, and learn how it might change the way we look at games from now on.
Some of the other features in our March issue include a look at the status of some of our favorite old franchises, previews of some of the Independent Games Festival nominees, and a guide for parents interested in parental controls. We also grill Platinum Games’ director Hideki Kamiya on Bayonetta, dig into the legal battle over Duke Nukem, and check out some of the hottest tech around. If you’ve been wondering why Polyphony Digital seems to operate without deadlines, Sony’s head of internal development, Shuhei Yoshida, explains why the company cuts the Gran Turismo 5 developer so much slack.
Sequels to Mass Effect, BioShock, and Battlefield: Bad Company get reviewed in the March issue of Game Informer Magazine, along with Dante’s Inferno, Aliens vs. Predator and many more.
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AWESOME!!!! FIRST btw!!! first redemption and now this? whats next GTAV?
Nice cover! Looks to me like a video game version of L.A. Confidential. Can't wait!
is this exclusive to one of the consoles?
Max Payne's story and writing were so cool. Big fan of the noir style so I'm anxious to see wat Rockstar will do with it next.
I am so sickly, disturbingly excited about this. It is an absolute day one purchase and likely taking a few sick days and locking myself in with my PS3.
sounds good keep it up
Can't wait to see what this game brings
I love how the review score of BFBC2 (9.5) is revealed in a gamestop ad before the website... XD
Rockstar didn't write the Max Payne games. All they did was publish them up until Max Payne 3. The genius behind the first two Payne games was Sam Lake, whom Max was modeled after in the first game.
In addition to that, L.A. Noire isn't developed by Rockstar either, rather by Team Bondi, which was founded by Brendan McNamara who directed The Getaway, which also had a great story.
Anyway, this game excites me so much. For some reason, just the whole story behind it and everything makes me think of The Black Dahlia, which has interested me for years. Definitely getting the game when it comes out.
This is my favorite cover story so far this year. It's a great read.
Sounds like an excellent issue. Sweet cover too, I hope they can keep it up. Oh, and I can't wait to hear the derelicts at my Gamestop pronouncing L.A. Noire incorrectly! "La Nore", I'm guessing.
Is that a 12 year old detective. Guys got one heck of a baby face.
Very nice cover, I am looking forward to the article.
I think I probably misunderstood you.
Is this game a PS3 exclusive, or is the PS3 just your system of choice?
It's a PS3 exclusive.
@Thedeadestspace - Unfortunately, I only have portables, PC, ans PS3. If this is on Xbox 360 only, then I'm buying one. But AFAIK, it is not an exclusive to either console.
Sweetness, I am looking forward to this next issue. Lots of reading to be done.
i was wondering about l.a. noire. all that on this is the trailer from like 2007. is it still a ps3 exclusive, or multi-concosole like was being said?
Hmmm, I was sceptical how I would feel about this cover story until I read Matt's comments. I look forward to this issue, especially the review on Bad Company 2. I sincerely hope it gets a high score.