When you've got a game so heavily reliant on story, it only makes sense to turn that story into print. … some people still read, you know.
Today, Rockstar Games and Mulholland Books have announced a partnership that will result in a series of short stories "based around the characters and cases from the world of L.A. Noire ." The collection will be entitled, "L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories" and will be available for download – oh well, print is dead – on June 6, three weeks after the game hits store shelves on May 17. Said Michael Pietsch, Publisher of Little, Brown and Company:
"We are thrilled to be embarking on a creative partnership with the team at Rockstar Games. The possibilities for cross-promotions of this nature, encouraging gamers to read and readers to play games are huge. We're looking forward to a new frontier of book publishing possibilities and see Rockstar as an ideal partner."
We're willing to bet the stories in the game are both interesting and well-written; to have more plots and more characters come our way in prose form is appreciated. Without a doubt, L.A. Noire is one of our most anticipated titles of 2011 and we can guarantee that the patient and observant will succeed. We can't wait to give it a try.
Related Game(s): L.A. Noire