We know a lot of you are excited for Rockstar's L.A. Noire but that enthusiasm won't hurt your wallet.
Over the weekend, the Team Bondi-developed title hit the road and arrived at the Penny Arcade Expo in Boston. There, those in attendance were able to get their hands on a 30-minute sample of the "Red Lipstick Murder." That should result in even more positive feedback; when the game arrived at PAX East, everyone seemed to love it, as evidenced by the preview roundup over at Rockstar's site. They list several very positive and encouraging snippets, including a "first of its kind" comment from GamesRadar and a "fantastic" assessment from ShackNews. But then, a bit of bad news: in the Comments section, this was the following response to a request for a special edition:
"There won’t be any special edition release of L.A. Noire, just the preorder bonus content with certain retailers as announced here: http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/14011/presenting-preorder-exclusive-unlockable-bonus-content-when-you-.html.
Also as mentioned, all that content will be made available as DLC after the game comes out."
Oh well, we can live with that. There are bound to be plenty of limited editions for huge games all year long, so at least we can save our money. And if you're proactive and get your deposit down, you can secure that extra DLC, which is always a bonus.
Related Game(s): L.A. Noire