L.A. Noire release date confirmed

Leaked trailer jumps the gun.

A leaked trailer for Rockstar's open world detective thriller L.A. Noire has revealed a 17th May release date.

It is unclear at this stage whether the date relates to a worldwide or a North American launch.

The video was pulled from YouTube following a copyright claim by Rockstar's parent company Take-Two.

L.A. Noire, announced years ago in 2005, is a 1940s crime thriller based around you rising through the ranks of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Central to everything is a magnificent-sounding motion-capture system, which records the look, voice and actions of real-life actors and then processes them into the game.

Such a level of detail enables a sophisticated interrogation mechanic, whereby players can judge facial expressions and behavioural quirks to determine whether a suspect is holding anything back. Creator Team Bondi is also said to have written an unprecedented 300 pages of script for the game.

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