Throughout most of L.A. Noire, Detective Cole Phelps investigates serious, but small-scale crimes – murders, drug smuggling, gang hits and so on. When the Nicholson Electroplating arson case becomes available for download this coming Tuesday, however, he'll have a chance to investigate something big: the destruction of six blocks of Los Angeles, courtesy of a massive factory explosion.
Based on the real-life O'Connor Electro-Plating disaster of 1947, the Nicholson case is the fourth of five planned DLC expansions for L.A. Noire, and it could dramatically reshape a chunk of the game' s city. It also promises to finally follow through on its intro's brief glimpse of aviation pioneer Howard Hughes and his massive Spruce Goose cargo plane, so that's something to look forward to. In any case, it'll be available on June 21 for $3.99, 320 Microsoft Points, or free for those who've bought a Rockstar Pass, so Noire fans hungry for more will want to keep an eye out.
Jun 16, 2011