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L.A. Noire Coming to VR, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

Get up close and personal with every grimy corner of L.A.

News by Nadia Oxford, .

Like a tortured detective's past, L.A. Noire is circling back around to haunt us again. Rockstar Games' 2011 noire detective thriller is getting a 4K upgrade, a Nintendo Switch version, and VR compatibility (all the better to peer into your filthy soul, my dear).

Suddenly I'm craving a shot of hard whisky and a cigar.

Take-Two has a full breakdown of what's-what on its site, but here's the gist:

  • L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files -- Rebuilds seven of the original case files from L.A. Noire into interactive experiences for the HTC Vive.
  • L.A. Noire for the Nintendo Switch -- Contains the original game and all DLC, plus a Joy-Con mode with gyroscopic controls and "contextual touch screen controls for portable detective work."
  • L.A. Noire for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One -- Includes the original game in n1080p, plus all DLC. Visuals are enhanced with new lighting, cinematic camera angles, high-res textures, and more. 4K is supported for the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X.

L.A. Noire takes place in post-war Los Angeles, where officer Cole Phelps rises through the ranks as he solves grisly murder mysteries based on real-life incidents. The initial release for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC was well-received.

The new versions of L.A. Noire hit the pavement on November 14.

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  • Avatar for SIGGYZtar #1 SIGGYZtar 2 months ago
    Woo hoo! More opportunities to be yelled at for my crappy driving!
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  • Avatar for The-Challenger #2 The-Challenger 2 months ago
    L.A. Noire on the go...? Fuck Yes!
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  • Avatar for Roto13 #3 Roto13 2 months ago
    I had this filed away under "Games I meant to play but didn't and probably never will." Maybe I'll play one of these.
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  • Avatar for riderkicker #4 riderkicker 2 months ago
    Time to buy LA Noire two more times... But I realized that Homicide and Arson were my favorite beats, and Jack Kelso is the cooler character. I just really hope they fix the sluggishness.
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