Newly enhanced versions of the 2011 action detective game L.A. Noire will soon be coming to all current generation home consoles, according to publisher Rockstar Games.
The announcement was made this morning on the official Rockstar Games Twitter account, with an accompanying post to their own site. Being developed by Team Bondi, each version is expected to release simultaneously on November 14 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and in Virtual Reality on the HTC Vive. Here’s an excerpt of the official PR giving details into each:
Set against the seedy and violent underbelly of 1940’s Los Angeles, L.A. Noire is the story of decorated veteran and newly minted detective Cole Phelps as he investigates an escalating series of cases inspired by real-world crimes. Each successfully solved case brings Phelps greater success, but also brings him closer to the dark criminal heart of post-war L.A.
L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files for HTC Vive: delivers seven of the original engrossing, self-contained cases from L.A. 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. Plays natively in 1080p for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, and stunning 4K for PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, these versions capture the grit and grime of the City of Angels like never before.
Originally releasing to critical acclaim, these newest endeavors mark a couple firsts for Rockstar, as L.A. Noire will be the publishers first title for both Nintendo Switch and any form of Virtual Reality. In fact, it is the Rockstar title to be published on a Nintendo console since Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars in 2009.
Oddly enough, this is not the first time anyone’s heard of “remastered” versions L.A. Noire potentially releasing to the newer consoles. Back in January, a supposed Rockstar insider leaked the existence of a Switch version to Reddit, with speculation about other console versions leading all the way up until now.