When its Rockstar, you have to set up and pay attention. Rockstar has just let the wraps off of the first trailer for its dark and violent detective thriller, L.A. Noire. Developed by Team Bondi in conjunction with Rockstar Games L.A. Noire is set against the backdrop of Los Angeles in the post-war years of the late 1940s, the most corrupt and violent period in the city’s history. What makes this trailer so awesome is that its all in-game footage, no CGI here folks, check it out after the break.
Based on groundbreaking performance capture technology that goes beyond traditional methods to render every subtlety and nuance of an actor’s facial expressions and emotions, L.A. Noire is the first game to truly explore what it means to be a detective, offering players the opportunity to solve crimes through a blend of classic action, clue-finding and interrogation, allowing players to analyze every subtle nuance of an actor’s performance in order to get to the truth. This game looks like it will a lot of promise and if the complexity and depth of Red Dead Redemption is any indicator then this game will no doubt keep us on the edge of our seats.