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L.A. Noire selected by Tribeca film fest

Rockstar invents "new realm of storytelling".

Rockstar's forthcoming crime epic L.A. Noire is the first video game ever to secure a slot at Robert De Niro's prestigious Tribeca Film Festival.

The title has been honoured as an Official Selection at the annual event which takes place in New York next month.

A Tribeca Talks session will see Rockstar presenting an exclusive preview of the game followed by a Q&A looking at how it has attempted to bridge the divide between filmmaking and game development.

"What Rockstar and Team Bondi have accomplished with L.A. Noire is nothing less than groundbreaking," said Tribeca chief Geoff Gilmore of the decision to include the game in the festival.

"It's an invention of a new realm of storytelling that is part cinema, part gaming, and a whole new realm of narrative expression, interactivity, and immersion. We are poised on the edge of a new frontier."

"We're thrilled that L.A. Noire is being recognized by the Tribeca Film Festival in this way," added Rockstar founder Sam Houser. "It's a real honor, and another step forward for interactive entertainment."

The game is due to launch on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on 20th May.