Summer is on the way and surely the desire for a new video game is high. L.A. Noir is your answer. Rockstar’s L.A. Noire for Xbox 360 and PS3 is less than one week away from its May 17 release date and already occupies the top two bestsellers spots in video games at Amazon.com. L.A. Noire is set in a perfectly re-created post war Los Angeles of 1947, with players being given an open-ended challenge to solve a series of murder mysteries. L.A. Noire is already being praised for using Lightsprint’s real-time global illumination technology, as well as Depth Analysis’s newly developed piece of technology for the film and video game industries called MotionScan, where actors are recorded by 32 surrounding cameras to capture facial expressions from every angle.
L.A. Noir takes place in a fabulous post war 1947 Los Angeles. At this time, Los Angles is a city of fame, wealth, and glamour, shadowed by crime and corruption. As you play this exciting new game, you take the role of Cole Phelps, a World War II hero who is now a LAPD rookie. You lead Phelps through the ranks of the department as he tries to right the wrongs he committed during the war. You start off as a patrol man, working your way up to traffic detective, homicide, vice, and arson investigator. Each rank gives you a new partner to help in fights, investigations, and arrests. L.A. Noir mixes gun play along with mystery and crime solving, and fast paced action. Players travel on foot as well as in cars and are able to take optional side jobs.
From now until the May 17 release, Amazon is offering a $15 credit toward a future purchase at the online retailer when you pre-order the Xbox 360 or PS3 version of L.A. Noire. In addition, the pre-order will get you a free upgrade, including the Broderick Detective Suit that boosts fist-fighting and defensive capabilities. You can’t miss out on this deal if you want the hot new game of the year! A $15 credit, a free upgrade, and possibly a free shipping deal from Amazon are too good to pass up!