Rockstar announces new versions of 'L.A. Noire'

An in-game image from the original PC version of 'L.A. Noire'. An in-game image from the original PC version of 'L.A. Noire'. ROCKSTAR GAMES

According to word out of Rockstar Games, new versions of the crime thriller L.A. Noire are coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this November.

On PS4 and Xbox One, gamers will get the complete original game and all additional downloadable content as well as a range of technical enhancements for greater visual fidelity and authenticity.  These enhancements include better lighting and cloud effects, new cinematic camera angles, and high resolution textures.  The game will plays natively in 1080p on both consoles and 4K will be supported on both PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X.

Nintendo Switch owners will also get the complete original game as well as all additional downloadable content.  There will also be specific enhancements for Switch including a Joy-Con mode with gyroscopic, gesture-based controls, HD rumble, and new wide and over-the-shoulder camera angles.  Furthermore, the Switch version will feature contextual touch screen controls when the game is taken to go.

The announcement about the new current-generation versions of L.A. Noire isn't the only news out of Rockstar Games.  The company also announced that they're looking to take the game into the realm of virtual reality.

"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," says the game developer via press release.

Set against the seedy and violent underbelly of 1940’s Los Angeles, L.A. Noire tells the story of a decorated veteran and now 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 Los Angeles.

The PS4, Xbox One, and Switch versions of the game are all expected to release on Nov. 14.

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