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LA Noire Remaster coming to Switch, PS4, Xbox and VR


Rockstar Games announced that they are bringing a remastered version of their 2011 Xbox 360/PS3 crime thriller L.A. Noire to current gen systems and VR.

L.A. Noire Remastered will launch in November on VR, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Yup, this is the first Rockstar game on a Nintendo home console since Table Tennis over a decade ago, I believe at least.

Here is a breakdown of all the versions.

L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files for HTC Vive delivers seven of the original engrossing, self-contained cases from LA 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. L.A. Noire plays natively in 1080p for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, and stunning 4K for PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, capturing the grit and grime of the City of Angels like never before.

While I didn’t enjoy my time much with Noire back in 2011, I’m open to trying it again. It is odd that the first Rockstar game on Nintendo’s hit console, the Switch, is a port of 2011 game and not the money machine that is Grand Theft Auto V.

Still, the idea of 4K or portable LA Noire is enticing. Hopefully this is the start of a long relationship between Rockstar Games and Nintendo’s new console. Additionally, it would be great if we got more Rockstar games on all consoles, much quicker. Its been four years since GTA V and all we have to look forward to is RDR2 next year.