The lights are on
We brought you the first details on Rockstar Games' L.A. Noire back in March, but now you can see the game in action for the first time. The debut trailer was created exclusively with in-game assets, and it shows some of the incredible tech that developer Team Bondi is bringing to the game.
The trailer shows Cole Phelps (played by Mad Men's Aaron Staton) working a few homicide cases, including a mysterious hit and run. While the crime scenes are suitably gruesome, the real star of the clip is the game's facial-capture technology. Using a process developed by Team Bondi's sister company, Depth Analysis, performances are captured in unprecedented detail. Take a look at the trailer if you're not convinced.
L.A. Noire is somewhat akin to Rockstar's previous sandbox works, but operates on a much more case and investigation driven basis, giving in a very unique feel in the company's catalog. Phelps will be able to interrogate suspects and search for clues in a painstaking recreation of 1940's-era Los Angeles. As the trailer shows, he'll have plenty of opportunities to interact with seedy characters, too.
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I love me a good detective story. This looks great, and I can't wait for spring to roll around.
This is going to be good
wow thats amazing. i really saw the emotion in there faces
The more you watch the trailer, the more you realise the potential of MotionScan technology. It's a fairly quick process and at the moment enables production teams to create 20 minutes of in-game footage per day.
Games such as this could possibly start being made in half the time.
Game looks AMAZING!!! Can't wait!
it kind of remind me of heavy rain. hopefully the controls wont be f%&k up like it.
Very nice. I'm a Phoenix Wright fan and this seems to be just like it. Looking forward to this.
Amazing. Cannot wait to get more info on this game.
Rockstar! I dont care if you need 8 discs to play this on the 360 just make it happen!
Wow, who needs to go to the movie anymore when you can be "in" the movie.
Wonder if it's possible to lip-read what the characters are saying?
eat this, roger ebert.
This looks like GTA + Mafia 2 + CSI...
This game looks amazing.The graphics are....delicious?
Looks so good
im super excited about this one. looks like its breaking the mold. first game of its kind. def. worth checking out