L.A. Noire Launch Trailer Lands for Switch

Take your detective work on the go

Rockstar Games has rolled out a brand spiffy new trailer for their upcoming Switch port of L.A. Noire. While it looks like a standard port of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 version of the game, there’s some added features that Rockstar has thrown into the mix.

While the game is also coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next week, there are a few unique things within the Switch version. Contextual touch screen controls, use of the Switch’s gyroscopic controllers, and HD rumble effects are all implemented. The game is also said to sport new wide and over the shoulder camera angles. But that’s for all versions of the port.

Within L.A. Noire, you play as officer Cole Phelps. You’re tasked with investigating crimes from “the darker side” of 1940’s Hollywood. The game was revered for its use of motion capture story telling when it initially debuted back in 2011. Rockstar said the game sold well, and they teased the possibility of a sequel in the future. However, as far as we know, nothing actually developed on that front.

It’s entirely possible that Rockstar is using this rerelease of L.A. Noire to stoke the fires and reignite a desire for a sequel. The game earned a 89 on Metacritic. So it was both commercially and critically a success for the studio.

It’s also likely Rockstar is using the Switch port to test the waters for their games on the console. Should L.A. Noire fare well on Nintendo’s hybrid, it’s much more likely that we could see the likes of Grand Theft Auto V possibly landing there. A man can dream, right?

Rockstar’s L.A. Noire lands on the Nintendo Switch November 14th. The game features the complete original game as well as all of the additional downloadable content. The game also hits PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that same day, albeit with different features – obviously.


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