L.A. Noire Gets a New Website & Release date

Rockstar Games is showing off their newest web addition to their family, and with it they are unveiling new characters. Check out the details, with screenshots, after the jump.

Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), and Team Bondi Pty. Ltd. are proud to announce that  L.A. Noire is expected to launch on both the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on May 17, 2011 in North America and May 20, 2011 in Europe.

L.A. Noire breaks new ground for us,” said Sam Houser, founder of Rockstar Games. “Its intense blend of action and real detective work defies genre conventions to create a unique and captivating thriller.”

Set amid the violence and corruption of post-World War II Los Angeles,  L.A. Noire is a crime thriller that seamlessly blends crime-solving, clue-finding, car chases and shoot-outs with revolutionary new interrogation-based gameplay that will allow players to read characters’ emotions in order to reveal the truth. Players will take on the role of Cole Phelps, a decorated war veteran, who rises through the ranks of the LAPD by solving a series of gruesome murders and other crimes that bring him face-to-face with the dark heart of Los Angeles during Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Developed in a special partnership with Rockstar Games and Team Bondi,  L.A. Noire employs ground-breaking new MotionScan performance-scanning technology. MotionScan utilizes 32 high-definition cameras to capture actors’ faces in 3D, transferring every aspect of their performance into the game, enabling players for the first time to lip-read in-game characters and to read every facial expression down to the finest detail.

New Website Info:

Featuring the first of many character dossiers they’ll be revealing:  Coroner Carruthers.  A very valuable asset and key contact of Detective Cole Phelps’ at the Los Angeles County Morgue – providing often crucial information for solving a case.  As well as  Homicide – the first of five feature pages on the different crime desks Cole Phelps will work throughout his LAPD career in the game – along with high res screens, including ones too grisly for the Rockstar Newswire.