@SolidTy: lol I don't follow conversations, my attention span isn't even comparable to that of the lowly gnat. Thank you for attempting to eduficate me though! ;)
Amazon, GameFly, GameStop agree on early April date, although Rockstar Games has offered nothing more specific than "spring 2011."
L.A. Noire is a title that has been long in development. First teased as a PlayStation 3 exclusive at the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Exp, Rockstar Games picked up the rights to the title a year later and announced it would arrive for the Xbox 360 as well. Last August, Rockstar parent company Take-Two said the game would miss its 2010 debut. And in November, a new trailer for the title revealed the 1940's detective title would arrive during the vague release window of spring 2011.
Now, retailers agree on a more definitive date. According to listings for L.A. Noire at specialty retailer GameStop, online rental house GameFly, and online retail juggernaut Amazon, the title will land on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on April 5. That date is a Tuesday, a day when new software typically debuts. As of press time, Rockstar Games has not responded to GameSpotís request for confirmation or comment on the purported release date, but another online retailer, CD Universe, lists the game as coming out on April 6.
L.A. Noire is in development at Australian studio Team Bondi. The title follows a detective entangled in a violent web of vice, corruption, and crime in 1940's Los Angeles. Players jump into the seedy underworld of the metropolis and are tasked with solving a series of murders in what Rockstar describes as an "open-ended challenge."
The title will also use a new facial animation system called MotionScan. The new technology allows even the most subtle facial expressions to be reflected via in-game animation. According to Team Bondi, reading the faces of characters in L.A. Noire will be a pivotal point of the title. For more on the new technology, check out the tech demo video embedded below.
@SolidTy Wow, the high end of retail eh? Personally ordering product? As a mere mortal I can only hope that one day I can reach such heights, get an employee-of-the-month badge and earn the right to make comments in purest bold. (Sorry, I was going to contribute something meaningful but then I saw we had a retail management guru in our midst and was completely starstruck!)
even i have been waiting for this game soo long but i am even expecting True crime hong kong might live upto to a greater expectation compared to la noire .but still no updates on that game
@SolidTy All those "facts" and patronizing, too! You're right, games has just caught up, but it hasn't always been that way. Media sales all street on Tuesday, except for the rare oddball. I'd blame Amazon more than Walmart. Also, everything has a "street date"... it's how releases work. Whether it's a Tuesday, a Friday, or whatever. There is always a release "street date".
@SolidTy, @Flesseck214 Games (BR, DVD, cartridge), movies (BR, DVD, LD, VHS, Beta), music (CD, tape, records) all are shipped on Monday (or before) and on shelves Tuesday. Not Wednesday. Rarely Friday. Sometimes Tuesday at 12:01am. It's a combination of reasons. Sales figures in most industries are commonly released every Monday, and so therefore it logical to follow the next day with new stock. Also, consumer research shows we as consumers are more willing to spend our dough in the middle of the week, payday being Friday (for most folks) notwithstanding. Titles selling well have time for a restock before the weekend. There are some oddballs who don't fallow the generally accepted Tuesday release date, and a reasonable comparison can be made to special movie (theater) releases. Most are Friday, except for the oddball summer movie dropping on a Wednesday.
@SolidTy Not even close to the level this is showing. So I'm going to go ahead and disagree. I'd also add Alan Wake to that list, but all three pale in comparison to this display.
Wow... finally someone was able to crack the facial graphics barrier. That's been the one semi-unrealistic aspect of this generation of gaming. Sure, textures, explosions, speed-blurs, and other things are great, but nobody's been able to catch the nuances in a facial expression before this. Dope!
Interesting...I look forward to how different it is. After all this is going to be a bit linear from other RockStar games. Still should be fun.
Wow, that is really amazing. I'm usually not that impressed when it comes to graphics nowadays, but this is spectacular.
finally a game that will make you think from the clues you get and feel responsible for your actions. this is awesome!!
Cool. If LA Noire can do for 1940's detective stories what Red Dead Redemption did for Westerns, I will have my mind blown.
I hope more people use this facial animation tech because it looks amazing. I just started playing Dragon Age, and while I love the game, all of the characters look like dead people. It's hard to feel compelled to save the character's lives when they already look like corpses...
Not that it means much, but a local supplier here in NZ has an estimated release date of 25 March. Personally, I'm just hoping for confirmation of a PC version at some stage, even if that were to be released subsequent to any console version.
Wholly crap thats way to soon there are some many awesome games coming out already I guess I'll just have to move some stuff around although I have no Idea how I'm going to play all these games
I am not sure if I want this or not. Usually games like this in the past are okay at best, like Mafia 2 was okay but the Godfather games sucked. So will this be better than those?
Good this game has been on my radar 4 awhile now. & the animations r amazing so yea i def wanna try this game.
I'm not convinced until Rockstar actually confirms the release date themselves. Gamestop has a bad habit of listing a speculative release date for a game probably with the intent to drive up preorders. They did this last year with LA Noire and ended up having to give me my money back.
Funny when games try to make a big deal about how good their graphics are, but then they don't put it on PC where you actually get best graphics.
Christmas is coming early this year. I love that Rockstar is coming up with different games every year, instead of trying to milk GTA like CoD or Halo.
Very cool if it does indeed come out then. This is a game I have definitely been looking forward to, all I've seen and heard about it makes it look like a very good title.
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