Bring Your Detective Work on the Go With This L.A. Noire Nintendo Switch Trailer

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L.A. Noire is hitting all of the modern platforms, including Nintendo Switch. While this version won’t feature 4K visuals like those for the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, the trailer for the Switch port (above) touts some unique features of its own.

The visuals and uncannily realistic facial animations look up to par with what we remember from the detective videogame’s original release. But besides the ability to play the game in portable mode, the Switch version also takes advantage of the hardware’s touchscreen. The trailer shows off the ability to interact with evidence, and touchscreen-friendly menus allow the player to decide how to interrogate suspects as Detective Cole Phelps.

Interestingly enough, this trailer reveals that the controversial and nebulous “Truth/Doubt/Lie” choices will be changed to “Good Cop/Bad Cop/Accuse,” a change that carries to all versions of this re-release (per Kotaku). While not particularly emphasized in the trailer, the Switch version will also include a “Joy-Con mode” with motion controls, HD rumble and “new wide and over-the-shoulder camera angles.”

The Nintendo Switch version of L.A. Noire will be downloadable on the eShop, taking up 29 GB of space and costing $39.99—on the other hand, the physical edition will require a 14-GB download and will cost an extra $10 compared to the eShop version and PS4/Xbox One ports, presumably due to the cost of manufacturing the Switch’s proprietary game card. All versions of the L.A. Noire re-release are due out on Nov. 14.

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