Numerous reports have been surfacing online over the past few days, which have all promised that a release date for the upcoming L.A. Noire game would be announced very soon. Well it looks like that time has now arrived, as a March 2011 release date has just been revealed.
According to a recent report over at rockstarhq.multiplayernetwork.net, PlayStation Magazine (PSM) has dedicated the cover of their February issue to the forthcoming Rockstar Games title, and revealed the release date within the ten-page feature that comes along with it.
They also spoke to the team behind the L.A. Noire game, about the challenges they faced acting in MotionScan. The moment-to-moment gameplay is said to be a combination of driving, walking around, inspecting areas and casing joints, and examining items.
If you want to know a little bit more about what’s involved in the L.A. Noire game, then a recent digitalspy.co.uk article by Andrew Laughlin will help you out a little. The story is set in Los Angeles in 1947, and follows the main character Cole Phelps (played by actor Aaron Staten).
Although the L.A. Noire game features various action sequences such as third-person shooting and car chases, the majority of players’ time will be spent doing police work. This of course includes following up leads, interrogating witnesses and surveying crime scenes.
Players will notice similarities to the Grand Theft Auto games in L.A. Noire’s basic elements, including the circular on-screen mini-map and the third person controls. Once they are at the crime scene however, things get completely different and they have to rely more on their senses.
You can read more of the preview here. What do you think of the L.A. Noire game from what you’ve seen and heard?