The age of swing is making a comeback as Rockstar has announced four new versions of the detective thriller L.A. Noire.  Set to release on November 14th, the new versions will be available for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and HTC Vive.

The original title was released in May 2011 for Xbox 360 and PS3, and in February 2012 for PC by the now closed Australian studio Team Bondi. Playing as former marine officer and LA Detective Cole Phelps, voiced by Mad Men’s Aaron Staton, you solved violent crimes inspired by real cases from the 1940’s.  It is not yet clear who will take over development, as Rockstar has yet to reply to Gamestop’s quieries, or whether Staton will reprise his role as Cole Phelps.

The PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch will contain all of the original game including DLC.  Rockstar promised that some of the enhancements will include “enhanced lighting and clouds, new cinematic camera angles, high resolution textures and more.”  While the PS4 and Xbox one will perform in 1080p, the Playstation 4 Pro and Xbox One X will run at 4K.  The Nintendo Switch will take advantage of its HD touch screen for portable detective work, and will include a new Joy-Con mode with “gyroscopic, gesture-based controls.”

The VR Case Files will be delivered by HTC Vive.  In their press release, Rockstar had the following to say about their new advances for a classic title.

“…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.”

While this is all the information we have at this time, Rockstar claims that there will be more information on the L.A. Noire remakes on their new website and at the Newswire in the coming weeks.  For more information, follow Gamer Assault Weekly and all of our social pages for more information.


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About me: Christine "smollbirb" Marten is a recent college grad that has been playing video games since she was gifted with her first NES console in 1999. Known as LuxAterna on Steam, she started as a games journalist in 2012 and has been writing about games and the industry since. In college, she acted as the president/clubmother for the gaming club, and hosted her own gaming radio show called SoundWave Games. When she is not gaming she can be seen cosplaying at conventions, working with non-profits that fundraise through video games (like Extra Life and Child's Play), acting as community manager for The Senpai Project, playing League of Legends with friends, or serenading passerbyers with her violin skills on the streets of NYC. She will literally play anything that is thrown at her (but please don't throw to hard she is smoll). She enjoys indie games and horror games especially, and her favorite series of all times is Kingdom Hearts. Her third love, after video games and violin, is puns. Although it is a dangerous life she makes them whenever she hears the opportunity to do so. Christine hopes to bring her own spin on storytelling to the GAW community as she continues to seek out whatever the world has to offer!