The critically-acclaimed crime drama from Rockstar and Team Bondi returns, complete with 1080p remastering, 4K support, motion controls, and a VR version for the HTC Vive.
Rumors regarding a Nintendo Switch version of L.A. Noire circulated briefly this Summer, but rumors have since become reality at the hands of Rockstar Games. Announced late last week, L.A. Noire will receive not just a Nintendo Switch version, but re-releases for both the PS4 and Xbox One, and a brand new condensed version for VR. According to the announcement letter from publisher Rockstar, Team Bondi’s award-winning 1940’s crime drama will receive a plethora of new features engineered exclusively for the Nintendo Switch; apart from new over-the-shoulder and wide-angle camera options, the Switch version will include optional touch-screen gesture inputs, HD Rumble support, and gyroscopic gesture controls for the Joy-Cons.
Though Rockstar has not specified the display resolution of the Nintendo Switch version, the accompanying Xbox One and PS4 versions will run at a native 1080p resolution, complete with new dynamic camera angles, enhanced lighting effects and higher-resolution textures; those with the Xbox One X or the PS4 Pro will also have the luxury of experiencing L.A. Noire at 4K, supported displays pending. Probably the biggest surprise of Rockstar’s announcement is the VR version- L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files; developed exclusively for the HTC Vive, The VR Case Files will include seven select cases from the original game, completely rebuilt for an “unprecedented interactive experience”; no further details have been given, but HTC Vive exclusivity suggests players will be actively walking around crime scenes and performing face-to-face interrogations courtesy of the Vive’s room-scale tracking.
L.A. Noire and L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files will release for the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4 and the HTC Vive for PC on 11/14; regardless of the selected console edition, the game will include all previously released DLC from the original release.