Rockstar leaves us in the dark

This first full length trailer for L.A. Noire, Rockstar's next-gen private-eye adventure, isn't about to satisfy our appetite for gameplay details, but you can already sense the game's atmospheric credentials.

From the trailer's street chase to the prickly jazz soundtrack to the "nothing to see here" cop attitude, L.A. Noire is looking suspiciously like L.A. Confidential. Hit the Movies tab now to see the video.

L.A. Noire is helmed by Brendan McNamara, director of The Getaway, and if the 1940s-set crime thriller shares the brutal action and steady realism of Sony's gangland romp - while simultaneously dropping The Getaway's awkward control system - then we'll be tipping our fedoras and drawling like a Raymond Chandler-esque detective in anticipation.

October 6, 2006