L.A. Noire pre-order bonuses announced

Earlier today, Rockstar announced a hefty collection of LA Noire pre-order bonuses, which include unlockable outfits and additional cases to solve. According to the press release, the bonuses are "limited in quantity and available while supplies last." That makes sense for Target's offer - a $5 Gift Card or free Rockstar Games T-Shirt - but we're not sure how much warehouse space the DLC codes are taking up. Huh.

Well, anyhow, here's the full list (not including the Target offer mentioned above), in Rockstar's words:

Amazon (Pre-Order):

“The Broderick” Detective Suit boosts your fist-fighting capabilities and resilience to damage. Throughout L.A. Noire while working cases, you’ll encounter quite a few suspects and persons of interest who prove to be resistant to arrest. Your hand-to-hand fighting skills will be called into action on these cases – the Broderick suit with its enhanced fighting abilities may be that edge in helping make that collar.

Best Buy (Pre-Order)

“The Sharpshooter” Detective Suit enhances your aim with rifles and pistols. Always a worst case scenario for any detective working a case, there are of course those occasions for Cole Phelps when pursuing a suspect escalates to gunfire. In these tense shootouts, the Sharpshooter suit provides that extra aiming precision to take the criminal down.

GameStop/EB Games (Pre-Order)

‘The Naked City’ Vice Case
In this bonus case from L.A. Noire’s Vice Desk, detective Cole Phelps investigates the supposed suicide of a stunning fashion model. Can you help Cole unravel the truth in a city blighted by drugs, corruption and greed, where the death of a beautiful woman is never as straightforward as it seems?

The Badge Pursuit Challenge
Hidden around L.A. Noire’s beautiful recreation of 1947 Los Angeles are 20 police badges to find and collect. If you can find all 20 of these badges, the dapper Button Man suit will be unlocked which provides extra ammo for all weapons. Each badge also provides 5 additional XP which will help further unlock Intuition Points – special credits that can be used to give Phelps a key investigative insight when you need it most.

Wal-Mart (Web Pre-Order or In-store Purchase on May 17)

“A Slip of the Tongue” Traffic Case is a bonus case from the Traffic Desk in which a seemingly run of the mill car theft ends up sparking an explosive investigation into the largest auto fraud racket the city has ever seen. With the stolen cars piling up and questionable characters at every turn, can you help Cole Phelps crack the biggest case so far in his career?

Further details will be made available at

Feb 24, 2011




  • GangsterJew92 - February 26, 2011 5:40 a.m.

    This games looks amazing!
  • Alomeigne - February 25, 2011 8:19 p.m.

    I agree that any content already on the disc should be available to anyone no matter where they buy it. However, in these days of piracy game companies have to look for ways to get extra income and all of these retail stores pay big bucks directly to the developers to have their exclusives. So it's a plus side to the gaming industry, excluding people like Activision and EA, whether we consumers enjoy it or not.
  • shaft121 - February 25, 2011 7:46 p.m.

    Seeing as this only covers the American pre-orders, UK customers should check the Rockstar website for UK preorder offers. They are - Game - Exclusive 'The Naked City' Case and Badge Pursuit Challenge (20 collectable badges offering in-game XP bonuses) - Exclusive 'A Slip Of The Tongue' Case Amazon UK - The Broderick Detective Suit and gun - The Sharpshooter Detective Suit and gun
  • RCTrucker7 - February 25, 2011 7:29 p.m.

    @JD_Method Why can't they just give everyone everything instead of giving only the people who buy at selected retailers the exclusive content and making everyone else pay for it when it eventually goes up on Xbox Live/PSN/Steam. You just answered your own question. 4 outlets means that all buyers only have 25% of the full content, which means more sales of them as DLC, which means more money in their paocktes.
  • Ironarm - February 25, 2011 7:07 p.m.

    I happen to disagree with most of you. I think pre-order bonuses are a smart move to make you purchase from a certain seller, thus making it more likely you will return to that seller. It's called business tactics. Deal with it.
  • AngryScotsman - February 25, 2011 4:31 p.m.

    I hate how they're locking off missions, genuine gameplay, to people who don't buy at a certain place. That's a dick move. A bonus outfit or something is okay, but I don't feel happy with cases being exclusive to retailers.
  • DontMessWithMeImRunningOutOfPlacesToHideTheBodies - February 25, 2011 3:51 p.m.

    Can we please stop these from existing, all missions and outfits should be available no matter where you buy it pre-order bonuses are just bad customer service. The whole point of pre-orders to to reserve a game just in case it won't be available when it goes on sale.
  • yonderTheGreat - February 25, 2011 1:56 p.m.

    "They do nothing to add to the game." Sadly, that's extremely untrue.
  • Zepaw - February 25, 2011 12:10 p.m.

    Bonus in-game items I like as a preorder bonus. Exclusive stories in the game you can get only from X retailer pisses me off. also screw the gamestop preorder; my bonus is to go on a hunt for 20 collectibles?
  • GreatMuerte - February 25, 2011 11:48 a.m.

    hey GR any info on the UK pre orders
  • Openwound - February 25, 2011 10:44 a.m.

    If I take a dame to tha theatre ta see a pitcha-film such as Miracle on 34th St. for a dolla, I expect ta see tha whole movie. Don't go forcin me ta watch it at tha Inwood and again at some rinky-dink establishment just ta see tha whole story. Capiche?
  • Austin_SJ - February 25, 2011 9:42 a.m.

    The extra mission is the only decent dlc, I need to know where to pre-order it in the u.k.
  • AuthorityFigure - February 25, 2011 9:29 a.m.

    This game looks like a total wank... Frustrated film-makers dabbling in video game design.
  • Det.Coleman - February 25, 2011 9:28 a.m.

    What kind of mug do these flimflams take me for. If I's orders the product from these guys they gives me a nice suit, but if'n I order it from those other grifters they gives me a case to solve. Why's it so this stuff ain't in the finished product already?
  • Tetchmonster - February 25, 2011 8:53 a.m.

    Pre-order exclusives are ridiculous but il still be getting the slip of the tongue extra ( for uk)
  • reeperskull - February 25, 2011 5:02 a.m.

    it seems like every game i get with preorder content i end up never actually using it unless its added story, which should be in the game anyway. gamestops preorders are usually the coolest but always the first to show up on the dlc store and amazons deals are amzaing compared to how much it costs at gamestop so you can use the money you save to pay for gamestops preorder bounes eventually.
  • Jaces - February 25, 2011 4:43 a.m.

    If Amazon throws in a $10 or $20 preorder bonus along with it then that's where my money is going. ;P I already have $40 from preordering KZ3 and Bulletstorm, lol!
  • PeptoTurismo - February 25, 2011 4:23 a.m.

    FINALLY. I've been wondering about this game for at least four or five years since I saw the trailer on Rockstar's site. I thought they'd canceled it fo' sho.
  • hanktherapper - February 25, 2011 4:10 a.m.

    Fuck pre-order exclusives. Horrible, horrible trend. They do nothing to add to the game.
  • JD_Method - February 25, 2011 3:57 a.m.

    @Hydr0ponicK Agreed. When I saw the headline for this article I literally said "Oh for God's sake!" Why can't they just give everyone everything instead of giving only the people who buy at selected retailers the exclusive content and making everyone else pay for it when it eventually goes up on Xbox Live/PSN/Steam.

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