It took several years of work and a ton of man-hours but at the end of the day, Team Bondi managed to recreate 1947 Los Angeles for their new project, L.A. Noire .

In a nice write-up in the LA Times , they unveil a digital LA that has turned the heads of many outside the video game industry. We know about its presence at the Tribeca Film Festival (the first game to receive that honor) and publisher Rockstar hasn't stopped sending out enticing gameplay tidbits in video form. Featuring a cast of characters that includes everyone from Bugsy Siegel to the Black Dahlia (Elizabeth Short), and the oft-discussed MotionScan technology, "the standard for the production design was high." Read up on the behind-the-scenes details; every word read will increase your excitement for this thrilling detective adventure, and we're once again reminded of the importance of atmosphere. Yes indeed, there is a "real romance to the time, as well as incredible violence."

Then again, if you're having a lot of difficulty waiting until May 17, maybe you shouldn't read it. Your impatience will increase tenfold.

Related Game(s): L.A. Noire

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Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

I'm going to go check out all the hot spots that I used to visit when I lived in California. I wonder how Korea Town looked in 1947.

zork
zork
9 years ago

Just gotta admire Rockstar, it's like being in at mcdonalds and getting the first big mac of the day, eww so good, looking so forward to see Rockstars new title.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Isn't this more of a Team Bondi game than a Rockstar game? I thought Team Bondi was already working on this before Rockstar acquired them.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Yeah, Rockstar is just along for the ride (and paying lots of the bills)

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

Like the first Bic Mac of the day?

So you think L.A. Noire is going to make you barf?

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

lol I was thinking the same, Kray. A macDonalds burger? Is that supposed to be… A Good Thing?

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

who eats McDonald's anyway all bunch of crap.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I've always thought there was a singular romance to the period. Can't wait to get immersed in the era and all its enigmatic elements. Along with crime dramas and noir I also love historical fiction. Reminds me of when I ran into a young J. Edgar Hoover in Call of Cthulhu DCotE.

NonProphet
NonProphet
9 years ago

This is the only game that seems to have a good shot at giving UC3 a for its money for GOTY. At least, those are the two games I'm most excited to play. And Battlefield 3, my I'm not expecting the same level of narrative depth as the other two aforementioned games. Can't wait to play this, maybe I'll change my username to Rolo Tomassi.

PorkChopGamer
PorkChopGamer
9 years ago

L.A Confidential reference? Nice. Great movie.

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

With all the time spent on this game I have high hopes, but I also have high expectations. Can't wait to read the review.

main_event05
main_event05
9 years ago

A day before my birthday hint hint. Also, since the game is based on real events, is there a list of the crimes used for the game so we can read up on them?? Or would that be like cheating?

___________
___________
9 years ago

thats why its taken so long, is the highest budget R* has ever spent on a game, and is rumored to cost ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FREAKING BUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
god daym, could make four games for that price!
totally worth it though!
first time in a long long time, that we have a totally new game thats never been done before!
and such a coincidence it comes out the day im going to be away.
🙁
figures, the first time a game ever releases on a friday just happens to be the day i cant get it.
i swear to god im cursed!
i have to find that black cat before it kills me!

blitz30952
blitz30952
9 years ago

Can't wait! 🙂

Arvis
Arvis
9 years ago

I wish I knew more about this game. Is it a 3rd person shooter, like Uncharted?

-Arvis

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

It has to be, it would make more sense. A first person view would be a good optional touch too.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

I'd compare it to Red Dead Redemption or Grand Theft Auto before I would compare it to Uncharted.

Lairfan
Lairfan
9 years ago

I hope all this hype doesn't affect the game's reception when it comes out. Either way, I'm anticipating running around this detailed recreation of 1947 LA and getting totally immersed.