New 'L.A. Noire' trailer details detective career path
Friday 22 April 2011
Turning the tables on Rockstar Games' usual
Grand Theft Auto story arc of upwardly mobile gangsterism,
L.A. Noire instead tracks the career of new cop Cole Phelps.
Starting off as a lowly patrolman, players have the chance to take new recruit Cole Phelps through five successive departments and into the depths of an ominous conspiracy.
Cole will soon become a suited and booted traffic detective if players show an aptitude for police work,
where seemingly innocent car accidents reveal more sinister overtones.
From there, Cole's eye for detail and pugilistic proficiency see him take up positions in Homicide,
Vice, and Arson, before uncovering a city-shaking conspiracy.
Each new department brings with it a new partner who will show Cole the ropes, draw attention to any overlooked evidence, and lend a hand (or fist) should investigations turn ugly.
Previous trailers have hinted at departmental politics and police corruption - players will need to read colleagues just as well as suspects in order to solve each case successfully.
Once again, L.A. Noire's lifelike animation looks to up the stakes on the 2010 crime fiction game Heavy Rain.
The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game launches on May 17 in North America and three days later in European regions, at the same time as adventure game The Witcher 2 and a week prior to racing sim DiRT 3.
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