After being in development hibernation for a while now, Rockstar finally blew the lid open on their crime simulator, L.A. Noire and it looks mighty impressive. While the trailer’s a bit low on the action, the game looks really nice and lip synching in particular is bang on.
In case you haven’t been following this game for a while now, L.A. Noire is an action adventure set in Los Angeles during the forties. Players step into the boots of a beat up cop called Cole Phelps who must solve a spate of crimes using his detective skills. This will basically revolve around three gameplay elements – “investigations, interviews and interrogations.” Unlike Rockstar’s previous GTA games, players can’t just roam around the city shooting or killing stuff since you’re a cop and all.
What I find most interesting is that while interrogating perps you’ll actually have to determine their honesty/deceit by studying their facial animations, which we hear are the best in the business.
L.A. Noir will release sometime in 2011 for the Xbox360 and PS3.