Okay, so you've seen that impressive story trailer and below, you'll find an assembly of juicy new screenshots.
And in general, Rockstar appears to be ready to talk L.A. Noire ; they've forwarded over an intensive fact sheet that once again puts our expectations through the roof. Described as a "dark and violent detective thriller set against the backdrop of Los Angeles in the post-war years of the late 1940s," this game's technical achievement and depth might be borderline astonishing. Earlier this year, we told you a bit about that MotionScan technology and here we get even more elaboration:
"…faithfully recreates every subtle nuance of an actor’s performance, allowing players to use the classic interrogation technique of analyzing a subject’s behaviour and facial expressions in order to get to the truth. This revolutionary marriage of gameplay and technology, combined with clue-finding, and classic elements like shootouts and chases, gives players the opportunity to truly explore what it means to be a detective in the most corrupt and violent period in L.A. History."
In a time when the world was beginning to be seduced by the Hollywood glitz and glamour, traumatized soldiers were returning home after WWII and having difficulty assimilating. This paints the backdrop for the story, which features Cole Phelps as the main character: Phelps is a decorated war veteran and a new addition to the detective force. You will rise through the ranks, solving cases inspired by real-world crimes of the time in question; the story "unfolds across a series of self-contained cases; each successfully solved case is a step up the ladder…"
We'll even be assigned different partners as we take on different cases and based on this info compiled here, it seems L.A. Noire might be the interactive crime drama we've all been hoping for. Can't wait for this one.
Related Game(s): L.A. Noire