If you are not familiar, LA Noire follows the story of Police Detective Cole Phelps who is investigating an escalating series of crimes inspired by real-world events in 1940's Los Angeles. 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).
The game is out November 14.
Owing to the different strengths of the Switch and the PS4/Xbox One, Rockstar is producing two relatively unique versions of the game. Seeing as the original L.A. Noire revolved around drug busts, homicide cases and arson, don't expect this to be a light and breezy VR experience.
The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game will include the original content and all previously released expansion packs.
The game will run natively in 1080p on PS4 and Xbox One, with 4K visuals for players on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. L.A. Noire especially gained acclaim for its facial animations produced by MotionScan technology.
The original game never had backwards compatibility support on Xbox One, something Rockstar did do for the original Red Dead Redemption, and that should help drive up demand for the new version.
This is the first time a Rockstar Game has appeared on a Nintendo console since Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars came out on the Nintendo DS in 2009. In addition to this, the company has also revealed that an HTC Vive version is also coming this year.
It's time for L.A Noire, aka object handling simulator, to get back on the case in a big way.