Rockstar Games has announced the re-release of 2011’s L.A. Noire on four current-generation platforms. PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and the HTC Vive are all receiving a version of the crime-solving, cinematic blockbuster on November 14, 2017.
For the Vive, L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files takes seven of the game’s original cases and restructures them for a virtual reality experience. So gamers aren’t getting the full game, but still have a chance to flex their detective skills, and those of combat, in the VR landscape.
On Xbox One and PlayStation 4, L.A. Noire comes as the complete original game, including downloadable content, with a “range of technical enhancements” fitting of the current generation. Players can expect an all-around boost in visuals, including new cinematic angles and high-res textures. For the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, it will run in 4K.
The Nintendo Switch version also comes as the complete original with downloadable content. Given the Switch’s capabilities, Rockstar isn’t touting any vast graphical improvements. Rather, they’re making “specific enhancements” for using the Joy-Con as a gyroscopic and gesture-based control system. The Joy-Con’s HD rumble and the Switch’s tablet touch screen are also going to be unique to Nintendo’s L.A. Noire experience.
With Rockstar announcing the (some would say inevitable) delay of Red Dead Redemption 2 until 2018’s second quarter, it’s a wonder if they think this release can hold eager fans at bay. With so many publishers taking the remaster route for popular titles, L.A. Noire’s resurfacing comes at little surprise. Hit the streets of post-war L.A. as Detective Cole Phelps and interview persons of interest November 14 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and HTC Vive.
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Source: Rockstar Games