With L.A. Noire, Rockstar is forgoing the outlandish action of the GTA series, presenting gamers with criminal cases to investigate and solve. The latest gameplay trailer explains how protagonist Cole Phelps will rise through the ranks of the LAPD.

In addition to showing glimpses of Phelps' time in the traffic, vise, arson, and homicide divisions of the LAPD, the video also explains how partners function, aiding in fight sequences and pointing out clues players may have otherwise missed. It's another tantalizing glimpse at what Rockstar has planned for its next game, so take a look. Then check out a more in-depth look at the vice department, an explanation of how interrogations work, and our latest hands-on impressions.