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LA Noire gameplay exposed in 'Orientation' trailer

If you're still not sure what to think of LA Noire, Rockstar's 1940s-set old-Hollywood detective thriller, then today's trailer should give you a much better idea of what to expect when the game rolls into stores on May 17. Not so much a "trailer" as it is a "three-and-a-half-minute preview," the new video offers the most unvarnished look at the game anyone outside of the press has gotten to date, complete with over-the-shoulder gunfights and onscreen prompts.


Aside from showing off Noire's shooting, fighting, driving and exploration, the trailer also offers glimpses of interrogation (guided by a notebook and facial tics) and finding clues at crime scenes, two key things that should make the game more than just a Grand Theft Auto from the cops' perspective. It also looks goddamn amazing. (Watch carefully, and you may even spot some of actor Aaron "Cole Phelps" Staton's colleagues from Mad Men.) We've been told to expect a hands-on with LA Noire in the coming weeks; until then, this gives us plenty to chew on.

Feb 9, 2011

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49 comments

  • 1RacerXvprKlr - February 14, 2011 3:57 a.m.

    this game is going to be a trend setter in the gaming world...the facial expressions are amazing..this is a preorder for me and i look forward to solving the crimes in the game
  • smokemesalmon - February 13, 2011 3:01 p.m.

    My god, this is detailed, it doesn't even look like the same engine, I really cannot wait for this.
  • Det.Coleman - February 11, 2011 7:55 p.m.

    This Cole Phelps is a gumshoe I can approve off, he knows that diplomacy's important, but sometimes ya gotta shut yer yap and let your roscoe do the barking.
  • bron1417 - February 11, 2011 6:48 p.m.

    YES!! this looks amazing. i cant wait.
  • sirdilznik - February 10, 2011 5:39 p.m.

    Gah just realized that no PC version has been anounced. /facepalm
  • sirdilznik - February 10, 2011 5:27 p.m.

    Every time I see more of this game it just looks better and better. Looks like Rockstar has another genre redefining mega blockbuster on their hands. I can't wait for this to come out, I just hope my rig can play it on fairly high settings. reCaptcha = nsterfo Sphecoidea So reCaptcha is just making up gibberish now?
  • Zeb364 - February 10, 2011 10:56 a.m.

    I wasn't sure what to make of L.A. Noire but damn, this game looks awesome.
  • enlargedhousecats - February 10, 2011 7:49 a.m.

    dat facial animation
  • Yaro - February 10, 2011 6:15 a.m.

    I agree with anyone saying this will be the RDR of 2011. At first I didn't care at all, now that I have finally seen one trailer I'm absolutely sold. Can't wait!
  • lovinmyps3 - February 10, 2011 4:56 a.m.

    Reminds me of those videos they released leading up to Red Dead, which is good. The game looks amazing! I can't wait for it to come out! I hope it isn't delayed.
  • ShaneCedt - February 10, 2011 1:42 a.m.

    Dude, 2011 for videogames and media. DUDE. Dude, I know. Dude? Dude.
  • TheIronMaiden - February 10, 2011 1:17 a.m.

    I'm very excited for this. Looks like an original game may finally break the barrier!
  • Gameguy94 - February 10, 2011 12:13 a.m.

    HOLY CRAP!!! I can't believe those facial animations! That's so amazing! reCAPTHA: I don't have a pi symbol on my keyboard!!!!
  • Strangleme - February 10, 2011 12:04 a.m.

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! This is going to be one amazing game!! I'm already in love!!
  • venomman01 - February 10, 2011 12:03 a.m.

    Now I am definitely interested
  • Yeager1122 - February 9, 2011 11:20 p.m.

    This looks really good cant wait to get my hands on it.
  • sublimelabs - February 9, 2011 11:08 p.m.

    I wish people would stop giving Rockstar Games all the credit. Team Bondi are the developers. This looks amazing.
  • AngryScotsman - February 9, 2011 10:41 p.m.

    Ruddy heck. I don't think I'll be able to play this game. I could barely make it through the trailer without smiling and laughing like a goon at how amazing those faces look. LOOKIT DAT ANIMATION. Ruddy heck.
  • TwilightBlaze - February 9, 2011 10:34 p.m.

    This game will be getting an 8, probably. Although it's original, unique and awesome, it doesn't seem like the 10 type.
  • BigBrother - February 9, 2011 10:32 p.m.

    Those faces are incredible! Bioware should try to get their hands on that tech for mass effec 3.

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