LA Noire launch trailer teases us one last time

In case you’ve forgotten, 1940s detective thriller LA Noire finally arrives in stores in less than a week – and just to make sure we all remember, Rockstar’s rolled out a new trailer ahead of the May 17 launch. Offering up a cross-section of sweepingly dramatic dialogue and impeccably dressed hard-boiled cop action, it’s a short but slick reminder of what’s waiting for us next Tuesday.

If you’ve been watching LA Noire’s other videos up to this point – which have included in-depth explanations of the gameplay and story progression as well as rapid-cut trailers like the above – the theatrical outbursts, rapid-cut action shots and close-ups of eerily realistic faces aren’t too different from what you’ve already seen. The dialogue’s new, though, and if you listen carefully, you’ll get a few not-so-cryptic hints about LA Noire’s overarching, corruption-soaked plot.

If nothing else, this is a game we’ve been waiting for for nearly five years, and it’s nice to get one last glimpse to tide us over before we can finally delve in.

May 11, 2011


  • 80sMullet - May 11, 2011 10:51 p.m.

    Has anyone mentioned James Ellroy in the build up to this game? I can see his influence all over this, which is a great thing.
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - May 11, 2011 9:26 p.m.

    Come on May 17th, get here already!
  • Bantha_Fodder - May 11, 2011 8:40 p.m.

    totally excited. it looks really great. I recall hearing that the combat was a little iffy in some of the previews, so hopefully that's improved. everything else is lookin good so far.
  • BladedFalcon - May 11, 2011 8:24 p.m.

    Hell yes, gonna pick it up as soon as it arrives to my local retail store at Uruapan. One of the perks of living in a small town in crappy Mexico, is that you never really have to worry about pre-ordering or fearing they will run out of copies XD
  • tomm1gunn - May 11, 2011 7:36 p.m.

    Gonna be sweet! Finishing up the badge pursuit sweepstakes to kill time - who knows I may just win 30k to go along with my new copy of LA Noire
  • LikeABoss - May 11, 2011 7:21 p.m.

    pre-ordered it! i think the game will be great.
  • Akitchenspoon - May 11, 2011 6:39 p.m.

    They advertise themselves for a trailer trying to sell the game
  • I_fucking_love_desert_levels - May 11, 2011 6:38 p.m.

    Same Clovin, but I'm gonna wait until after the exams to get it.
  • DevonOO7 - May 11, 2011 4:17 p.m.

    Did they hire half of the cast from Mad Men
  • Clovin64 - May 11, 2011 4:13 p.m.

    I forgot this was coming out next week, and I've got it pre-ordered! I've got to study like hell for my exams over the next 2 weeks, so this had better not ruin my life.

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