Rockstar Announces L.A. Noire For Switch, PS4, Xbox One, VR

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The detective game L.A. Noire is coming to Switch, Rockstar said today, blowing the minds of Nintendo fans everywhere. Also, it’s coming to PS4, Xbox One, and HTC Vive. This new version of the game will be out on November 14.


The HTC Vive version will feature only seven of the game’s cases, while the three console ports will include the entire game. The Switch version comes with all sorts of gimmicks, like a “JoyCon mode” and touch screen controls, while the PS4 and Xbox One version come with fancy new graphics. Here’s Rockstar:

L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files for HTC Vive delivers seven of the original engrossing, self-contained cases from LA Noire rebuilt specifically for virtual reality, blending breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience.

L.A. Noire for the Nintendo Switch features the complete original game and all additional downloadable content, with specific enhancements including a Joy-Con mode with gyroscopic, gesture-based controls, HD rumble and new wide and over-the-shoulder camera angles, plus contextual touch screen controls for portable detective work.

L.A. Noire for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One delivers the complete original game and all additional downloadable content with a range of technical enhancements for greater visual fidelity and authenticity, including enhanced lighting and clouds, new cinematic camera angles, high resolution textures and more. L.A. Noire plays natively in 1080p for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, and stunning 4K for PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, capturing the grit and grime of the City of Angels like never before.

L.A. Noire first came out in 2011, after a prolonged period of development hell that eventually led to its developer, Team Bondi, shuttering. It’s a fascinating, if flawed game that Kotaku’s Heather Alexandra has recently been streaming.



Is this a good thing? With all the HD remakes, I do wonder if this a net gain for Rockstar. More surprised no GTA 4 remake at this point haha