L.A. Noire On Nintendo Switch Will Run 1080p Docked, 720p In Portable Mode
LA Noire
(Last Updated On: September 26, 2017)

Some new information has surfaced for Rockstar Games’ upcoming re-release of L.A. Noire, the period-piece detective drama that originally came out for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 back in 2011. The game will have specially designed features for the Nintendo Switch version, but most importantly all the specs will be compatible for today’s HD viewing experiences.

According to Japanese Nintendo, L.A. Noire will run at native 1080p in TV mode while the Nintendo Switch is docked, and it will run at 720p while in use in portable mode.

The game will also support gyroscopic controls, HD rumble, and an all new view-space designed to accommodate those who enjoy playing over-the-shoulder in the open-world title.

The game will also be re-released on PS4 and Xbox One, but they’re going to be the same old, same old versions that you’ve already played, just with upscaled textures and support for resolutions up to 4K on the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.

The real highlight is in the ability to play the game in a unique new way utilizing the Nintendo Switch controls.

This announcement has actually led a lot of people to speculate about other Rockstar games possibly coming to the Nintendo Switch… specifically GTA V.

Express is reporting that there are rumors floating about regarding the possibility of GTA V making an appearance on the Nintendo Switch. While this seems totally plausible from a corporate standpoint, there’s a bit of a technical hurdle standing in the way: GTA V exceeds the Switch’s 32GB limit.

There could be a possible workaround by using an SD card… and in case it would make sense to plop the game onto the Switch. However, this would require a bit more work from Rockstar’s end and I don’t know if they’re willing to put in that kind of time and effort.

Anyway, you can look for L.A. Noire to launch on the Switch this December.


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