Fresh from its success with the excellent Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar is moving forwards in time again to the 1940s to bring us L.A. Noire.
If this first trailer (built using in-game visuals only) of the detective thriller is anything to go by, we could have an early Game of 2011 candidate on our hands.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen facial animation done so well in a game; it’s actually spookily good. Rockstar has talked before about how L.A. Noire‘s “groundbreaking performance capture technology” can recreate “every subtlety and nuance of an actor’s facial expressions and emotions” … and I believe them:
You’ll be hearing a lot about this one.
[Via press release]