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L.A. Noire Remaster Launches This Fall, Nintendo Switch Included

Rockstar Games has announced they're bringing a remastered version of their detective game, L.A. Noire, out on the current generation of consoles, including the Nintendo Switch (with new gameplay features unique to the console).  Come inside for all the details and release date!  

2009.  That's the last time Rockstar brought any of their games to a Nintendo platform.  After nearly a decade, that's changing with the L.A. Noire remaster.  Announced, earlier today, the open world detective game will be making a comeback on November 14, 2017, just in time for the holiday season:

Today, we're proud to announce new versions of the blockbuster detective thriller L.A. Noire, are scheduled to release on November 14, 2017 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.  Alongside these three new console versions, we're taking our first steps into virtual reality with L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files, featuring seven select cases from the original game rebuilt specifically for a virtual reality experience on the HTC VIVE. 

Set against the seedy and violent underbelly of 1940’s Los Angeles, L.A. Noire is the story of decorated veteran and newly minted detective Cole Phelps as he investigates an escalating series of cases inspired by real-world crimes. Each successfully solved case brings Phelps greater success, but also brings him closer to the dark criminal heart of post-war L.A.

L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files for HTC Vive delivers seven of the original engrossing, self-contained cases from L.A. Noire rebuilt specifically for virtual reality, blending breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience.

L.A. Noire for the Nintendo Switch features the complete original game and all additional downloadable content, with specific enhancements including a Joy-Con mode with gyroscopic, gesture-based controls, HD rumble and new wide and over-the-shoulder camera angles, plus contextual touch screen controls for portable detective work.

L.A. Noire for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One delivers the complete original game and all additional downloadable content with a range of technical enhancements for greater visual fidelity and authenticity, including enhanced lighting and clouds, new cinematic camera angles, high resolution textures and more. Plays natively in 1080p for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, and stunning 4K for PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, these versions capture the grit and grime of the City of Angels like never before.

Considering how long Rockstar has left Nintendo out of the loop, this bodes well for future support of the Switch, and hopefully means we'll see other remasters (or current games) make their way to the console.  Which version (if at all) of L.A. Noire will you be picking up this November? 

-Jordan

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