Second LA Noire gameplay trailer breaks down investigation and interrogation

May 17, the day detective thriller LA Noire finally hits stores, can't come quickly enough. In the meantime, Rockstar wants to ensure that interest in the game stays high, and so it's released another lengthy, detail-filled preview trailer for us to chew on, this time explaining exactly how investigation and interrogation – two key features that help set LA Noire apart from more chaotic open-world games – will work. And while we went into detail about those in our last hands-on preview, sometimes it's just more interesting to see it on video.

Like the last gameplay video (which gave a more general overview of the game), the above "trailer" is less a cool ad and more a Rockstar-created preview, this time offering up specifics on how you'll direct interviews with suspects. The trailer also throws a little more light on the adventure game-like aspects of finding and examining clues (think Phoenix Wright, but a lot bigger, prettier and more open to exploration and error), but the focus here is mainly on showing off your options when chatting up suspects. Also, fans of Mad Men and/or Heroes might recognize a few of the faces in the video, so keep a sharp eye out.

As always, LA Noire looks like it's shaping up to be great. If you're hungry for more details, pay attention over the weekend – PAX East is coming, and with it a chance for us to delve further into the more murderous parts of the game.

March 9, 2011


  • Evil_AppleJuice - March 13, 2011 11:33 p.m.

    I am astonished at how well the faces looked. This is the first video ive seen to really highlight how well they move and act during speaking parts. Sure, the pictures look nice, but it is very real now that I've seen them moving. Amazed.
  • Zeb364 - March 10, 2011 10:02 a.m.

    I am getting rabid to get my hands on this one.
  • deadhead8786 - March 10, 2011 4:06 a.m.

    I love you Rockstar... I want to make love to you.
  • metroid2099400 - March 10, 2011 3:55 a.m.

    I REALLY hope that I have enough money to buy this when May rolls around.
  • jameshalsey - March 9, 2011 11:19 p.m.

    You know it's going to be good when they've got the Red Dead Redemption Narrator. "Grab the bag"
  • rk485 - March 9, 2011 11:01 p.m.

    DAMN this game is good!!! And it looks better and better every time a new trailer comes out... Can't wait!!!
  • JohnDagger - March 9, 2011 10:52 p.m.

    I'm starting to think that this game is how Heavy Rain should have been done.
  • Higgins - March 9, 2011 10:32 p.m.

    Wow holy shit @phoenix4 : Yeah, the bodies still seem like they came out of GTA IV. Which is still very good, but maybe too different from the faces. But that's really bickering, it's gonna rock anyway. Oh and there's that dude from Mulholland Drive at 1:51!
  • TheDude97 - March 9, 2011 9:13 p.m.

    YES. YES. YES. YES. AND YES. This game is like Charlie Sheen- WINNING!
  • TheHowetzer - March 9, 2011 7:57 p.m.

    This game just keeps looking better and better.
  • PleaseSitDownICannotSee - March 9, 2011 7:54 p.m.

    The Tool Man's brother on Home Improvement at 2:02!
  • Phoenix4 - March 9, 2011 5:50 p.m.

    2:19 this dud's face is from the Heroes series , the cop with the ability to read minds , hahahah btw i like the technology with the faces but dunno why , for me it looks so separate from the body... it's like you took the body without a head and you "dressed" the head
  • dagresham112288 - March 9, 2011 5:12 p.m.

    Looking great. Good job Rockstar!
  • Ironarm - March 9, 2011 5:08 p.m.


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