Shady dealings? Rapid cinematic cuts? Sumptuous period attire? Exquisitely on-the-ball voicework? Atmosphere so thick you could cut it with a carving knife (which you’ll then need to wipe clean of fingerprints lest it show up later in court)?
It can only be a new Rockstar Games opus. The publisher’s just wired us the activation codes for some spectacular in-engine footage of LA Noire, the Team-Bondi-developed sometime PS3 exclusive, slated for release on Sony and Microsoft consoles in spring 2011.
Quick recap: the game’s set in 1947 and stars Cole Phelps, an LAPD cop who must crack a city-wide murder case. Gameplay details aren’t in abundance, but you can expect more head-scratching and less insta-fix running and gunning from this particular open world escapade. Detectives aren’t valued for their marksmanship, after all, but for their ability to put two and two together.
Here’s the video. Without further ado: click play.