We've all been waiting on L.A. Noire for quite some time, but perhaps the end result will be well worth the wait.

As promised, Rockstar has released a new trailer for the promising crime drama and although it's little more than a minute in length, we're definitely hopeful. For those of you who want the grittiness of a Mafia title with the extra polish and innovation, this could be a great option. Team Bondi has been working hard for years and their efforts appear to be paying off in a big way. Anybody else encouraged by what they see here?

It seems to feature great performances, some pretty character animation, and an engrossing, in-depth story. And maybe the most important part of the video comes at the end: that Spring 2011 estimate. It's still vague and we were hoping for a rock solid release date, but this footage instills confidence. We're suddenly excited for this one…

Related Game(s): L.A. Noire

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Sir Shak
Sir Shak
9 years ago

This comment would've been so epic if you hadn't included "in the GTA series".

aaronisbla
aaronisbla
9 years ago

how does that make what he said bad?

chedison
chedison
9 years ago

He didn't say it would be bad, but I'm assuming he was referring to him being an actual criminal 😉

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Beautiful call SirShak.

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

The trailer reminds me Mafia II , a bad memory .

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

LOL! Me too but at least we know Rockstar can make good games. RDR was pretty good so ill keep an open mind about this one. I love the 1950's era.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

I think Rockstar makes the best games. ALMOST like movies. ( Just what I remember & know )
Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto II
Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto Liberty City
Grand Theft Auto Vice City
Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories
Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories
Grand Theft Auto IV
Red Dead Redemption
Coming Sometime in the future
Grand Theft Auto V
L.A Noire
Max Payne 3
& This bad boy here -> Agent <- A Ps3 Exclusive.

I really do think they are the best of the best. Wouldnt you agree Jawknee?

EDIT: I think that the Midnight Club titles are made by Rockstar as well 🙂 if im not mistaken


Last edited by Killa Tequilla on 11/11/2010 2:10:19 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

No i won't agree they are the best. But i do agree they have talent. You know how i feel about GTA and i never got into Max Payne but Red Dead Redemption was pretty damn good. I do like how they go the extra mile with voice acting. They tend to have some of the best voice work in the games but other than that I not a huge fan of their studio mostly because their biggest games are GTA. Again, you know how i feel about that franchise.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

Theres ATLEAST 1 GTA in there you must like? ( Or maybe not ) If there were only 1 GTA ever made & you didn't like it… what would you do? Diversity is a good thing. Thats why theres more than one GTA 🙂 You don't have to get em' all. Anyway, nothing to fight over im simply just sayin'.

Im looking forward to L.A Noire.
Wasnt it a Ps3 Exclusive at 1st?

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

I will give you there are gaming reasons to like or even love GTA as a game i just don't like the theme. Of any of them.

Yes L.A. Noire was an exclusive which is worrisome to some extent as making a game mulitplat mid development usually doesn't bode well. Look at Final Fantasy XIII, bad port to the 360 and cut content from the final game due to the lack of storage space on the 360. But who knows, maybe it will work out in the end. As i said, i really liked RDR and that was a multiplat by Rockstar, im sure L.A. Noire, will be at least as good.


Last edited by Jawknee on 11/11/2010 2:36:23 PM

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Gah, Rockstar is publishing it. That is pretty much proof of quality but most of you seem to be forgetting that it is actually being developed by Team Bondi which, as far as I know, is an unproven studio.

And yes, L.A. Noire was an exclusive, but it went multiplatform when R* picked it up after Sony dropped it.
Peace.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
9 years ago

Yep this is Team Bondi's first game and so far it looks like they may have a bright future.

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

that looks SOOO COOL!! i cant wait to play that. if gran turismo has taught us anything its that some great things take time. i will gladly wait for this. i will be making people watch that i know a few of my buddies would love this game.

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

That looks absolutely brilliant. No visible gameplay but I think we all know what to expect here.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Maybe not gameplay, but it said all in-game footage, which is mighty impressive. Maybe some of that was gameplay, and we just missed it somehow. Maybe it's like Heavy Rain, the first trailer of that was similar to this one.
Peace.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Looks good. I worry about the quality of titles when exclusivity is yanked out from under the game mid development but if this is anywhere as big or entertaining as RDR's single player campaign, I'll probably pick this up.

Now….Where are the Agent trailers Rockstar!?


Last edited by Jawknee on 11/11/2010 12:58:00 PM

Orvisman
Orvisman
9 years ago

LOL.

I was just going to ask that same question about "The Agent."

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Seriously, it was announced two E3's ago? They need to throw us a bone here.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

I estimate that they will start showing off Agent after the release of L.A. Noire, as what I gather of the two projects is that they are quite similar, so they don't want people confusing the two. On the other hand, it may release at the end of next year and don't want people getting over-hyped for it like they did for GTA IV, so want to restrict it to a four-to-six month hype.
Peace.

SmokeyPSD
SmokeyPSD
9 years ago

Speaking as someone who is drenched in a love for film noire that looked absolutely freaking TERRIBLE.

It looked like a parody.

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

Then love truly is blind.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

…if you think so.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

A true homage, you are deluded sir.

Shams
Shams
9 years ago

Haven't seen much film noire besides Citizen Kane and 12 Angry Men (do those count?), but this game is sporting some of the most detailed facial animation I've ever seen (more in the uncanny valley than, say, U2, but U2 was going for a semi-stylized motif). It's almost like real footage that was just digitized.

SmokeyPSD
SmokeyPSD
9 years ago

No citizen Kane doesn't count, 12 Angry Men yeah though. Great film that.

Yeah, it "looks" great. They've done a great job with the facial animations but as Noir, Heavy Rain showed a greater understanding of Noire by design of angles, lighting, story and it wasn't even the focus of the entire piece.

Some Noire films, The Blue Dahlia, Double Indemnity, The Big Sleep, Criss Cross, Scarlet Street and This Gun for Hire.

Granted, it's only a trailer but I already hate what I see. It felt like Sam and Max was inspiration. I get a really bad feeling from this. I just hope I don't start hearing this is academy award worthy! Just like GTAIV…

tlpn99
tlpn99
9 years ago

I like the look of this considering it's a minute or so in length it is quite entertaining to watch.

dante_zero
dante_zero
9 years ago

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and eta on release date. i'm now a very happy bunney.

dillonthebunny
dillonthebunny
9 years ago

lip sync was amazing

Zorigo
Zorigo
9 years ago

If the game is anywhere as good as this pretty flippingg brilliant trailer… im going to need lots of tissues.
joke. just 40 quid.

to buy the game. not for tissues…

TheOldOne
TheOldOne
9 years ago

Why don't they call it GTA:The Prequel (80 years earlier)?

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

Well you aren't a thug in this one and we still don't see how the gameplay gonna be.

Yes in more than 5 years we still don't know anything about this game but 2 trailers.


Last edited by Oxvial on 11/11/2010 2:49:03 PM

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Because RDR was GTA: The Prequel, while here, you're playing the FBI agent from that game. So, it's backwards.
Peace.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Looks wonderful, nothing like Mehfia II, this is so up my street I'm preordering. But as to their claims of showing more realism than Heavy Rain, well thats out the window.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Finally we get a glimpse of L.A. Noire, and I AM HAPPY! Seriously, that looks as good as I have always imagined. I'm not usually a fan of detective projects but this actually intrigues me. Now, if only Team Bondi can make the whole game as awesome as that trailer, it's a GotY contender.
Peace.

Gow49ers
Gow49ers
9 years ago

Trailer looks like a big budget movie, looks very impressive, should be another hit for Rockstar!

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

Damn the voice acting is amazing.
But then again, no gameplay?

And maybe it's just me but RDR looks better.

OverBerg
OverBerg
9 years ago

Voice acting sounded great. I always look forward to games that put a great story at the forefront. I wonder how the gameplay will be implemented…?
I really hope this doesn't fall short in the end. Can't wait for more info!

Gordo
Gordo
9 years ago

The facial expressions are good and the eyes haven't got that glazed look. They don't look up to Heavy Rains standard but definately a step up for a multiplat.

Interested to see the gameplay now…

Killzone 3, Mass Effect 2 and LA Noire. Definately some good early 2011 stuff out there to be looking forward to.

sirbob6
sirbob6
9 years ago

Don't forget LBP2 and Team Ico collection

DemonNeno
DemonNeno
9 years ago

Awesome! It's been quite a while since I've been this excited by the name alone! I can say that it looks like a deep and twisted storyline based on what dialogue is there, but it obviously doesn't deliver much hints in how the gameplay will feel…

that said, rockstar has been good at delivering quality experiences, which is far more important than looking pretty to me. I wonder if you'll be given your own characters fate with deviations from the good guy approach. Let's face it, playing the copper who lives on the criminal edge is an interesting experience. Although, if your actions are mostly out of your control, the story will most likely be very focused on delivering an entertaining ride.. Does that make sense? Haha.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Well,
this video should make everyone a "Happy Winnebago Owner"…..or Airstream.

dante_zero
dante_zero
9 years ago

i wonder if they are revealing the trailers now and a possible release date, does this mean we may start to see back ground media on The Agent?

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

I may get this as a day one purchase, it just depends on those final review scores.

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

___________
___________
9 years ago

SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!
only thing that worries me is the release date.
spring 2011.
we all know what that means………..

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Autumn 2011 here?

___________
___________
9 years ago

nope next year.
most games that get a release date announced for spring end up winning up getting delayed to the following year.
this has already been lurking for so long.
if this does not release till mid next year, than when the hell are max payne 3 and agent releasing!?
max payne 3 was originally suppose to be out late last year god dam it!!!!!!!!
looks like remedy should of kept the title after all.