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L.A. Noire to feature pubic hair, marijuana, excessive gore and PS3 exclusive content

Team Bondi and Rockstar have talked at length about the fancy schmancy facial animation technology used for L.A Noire, but they've been suspiciously silent about the game's depiction of pubic hair, blood spurts and marijuana packets. Thankfully, we have the detectives at ESRB who are more than willing to expose the seamier side of life as a 1940s gumshoe.

The ESRB report for L.A Noire is pretty much what one can expect from a Rockstar project. Of the violence in particular, the site writes:

“Players use pistols, rifles, machine guns, and flamethrowers to engage in firefights with various enemies—these shootouts are highlighted by realistic gunfire, cries of pain, and blood spurts that stain injured characters and the surrounding environment. Cutscenes also depict instances of violence, including a character being beaten with a crowbar (off screen)—large spurts of blood are depicted in the foreground. During the course of the game, players may come across crime scenes in which badly beaten or mutilated corpses are subject to investigation.”

As for the aforementioned short-and-curlies, the report cites a number of instances where players must poke around for clues on a dead body, warning, “A few female corpses are depicted fully nude with fleeting images of pubic hair.”

The report also makes reference to multiple drug-related cases and the gratuitous use of racial slurs, most of which are considered common discourse on Xbox Live.

Family-friendly details aside, Rockstar has also released a TV spot hinting at exclusive content for the PS3 entitled The Consul's Car Traffic Case. Hmm. Very cryptic. Rockstar has not confirmed the details of the bonus content, but promises to do so soon.

L.A Noire - blood, guts, nude corpses, inappropriate slurs, and all - drops for PS3 and Xbox 360 on May 17th for North America, and May 20th for the U.K.

[Source: ESRB, Joystiq]

April 13, 2011

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14 comments

  • Crypto140 - April 18, 2011 3:11 p.m.

    If I go though the entire game and dont use 1 flamethrower, I am going to be pissed.
  • Shagnasty - April 15, 2011 5:46 p.m.

    I hate this exclusivity shit. I do have a PS3 so it's not a biggie former, butt that doesn't mean Xbots don't deserve the same cool shit.
  • snowyotter - April 14, 2011 7:53 p.m.

    thank god...i was starting to doubt the importance of pubes in gaming society
  • Jordo141 - April 14, 2011 4:50 p.m.

    "Players use pistols, rifles, machine guns, and flamethrowers" HOLY FUCK!!!!!!! FLAMETHROWERS???
  • CurryIsGood - April 14, 2011 11:12 a.m.

    ITS IN LA!!!!
  • OD-Apache - April 14, 2011 3:13 a.m.

    Aaaaand Fox News in 3...2...
  • Spybreak8 - April 14, 2011 2:12 a.m.

    I love the title and the picture, lol classic.
  • chriszewski - April 14, 2011 12:46 a.m.

    Still trying to get used to looking forward to games that release during spring-summer. I usually buy the games that i missed during the "holiday" release window during the summer. I'll have to take out a low APR loan to get caught up this year.
  • Vitreosity - April 14, 2011 12:38 a.m.

    Oh man, the media's going to LOVE this.
  • therawski - April 13, 2011 9:22 p.m.

    They should have added "animated" before all the nouns, $60 for all that artillery and dead women would be a crime if it was real, no wonder so many people can't tell the difference between real and imaginary, the ESRB confuses them by telling half-truths. (must go, must buy!)
  • mastersword369 - April 13, 2011 8:06 p.m.

    POOOBIC HAYAR?!
  • elsnichkum - April 13, 2011 8:01 p.m.

    Can't wait...for the game lol not the pubic hair!
  • wittynickname - April 13, 2011 7:58 p.m.

    I don't think I am medically capable of being more excited for this game. My arm hair dances when I think about finally playing it.
  • jasoncarter - April 13, 2011 7:58 p.m.

    What's worse “Players use pistols, rifles, machine guns, and flamethrowers to engage in firefights with various enemies—these shootouts are highlighted by realistic gunfire, cries of pain, and blood spurts that stain injured characters and the surrounding environment. or “A few female corpses are depicted fully nude with fleeting images of pubic hair.” I love living in America. O.o

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