L.A. Noire, a dark and violent detective thriller set against the backdrop of 1940s Los Angeles, was announced by Rockstar Games several years ago and then quietly forgotten by many gamers. A detective noire game set in a violent era sounds like something Rockstar would take seriously, so why would the company remain quiet? Because they were working hard on LA Noire, of course, and (from the looks of it) working hard on the LA Noire launch trailer for the upcoming PS3 and Xbox 360 game.
Based on performance-capture technology that renders every subtlety and nuance of an actor’s facial expressions and emotions, L.A. Noire is “the first game to truly explore what it means to be a detective, offering players the opportunity to solve crimes through a blend of classic action, clue-finding and interrogation, allowing players to analyze every subtle nuance of an actor’s performance in order to get to the truth.”
That’s all well and good, but what does LA Noire actually look like in-game and in motion? Well, let’s watch the new trailer and find out for ourselves. After all, the LA Noire trailer was made entirely from in-game footage. Check it out right here.