L.A. Noire pre-order bonuses revealed

by Steve Watts, Feb 24, 2011 3:50pm PST
Related Topics – L.A. Noire, Rockstar, LA Noire

Rockstar has released details on its various pre-order bonuses for L.A. Noire. The assorted goodies will be available across stores in the US, UK, and Canada.

GameStop stores in the US and Canada, and Game in the UK, will get 'The Naked City' vice case and the Badge Pursuit Challenge. In the vice case, players investigate the death of a fashion model. The badge pursuit is a treasure hunt for 20 badges that award 5 XP per badge. They'll also unlock the Button Man suit if you snag them all.

Amazon offers the 'Broderick' suit, giving a boost to fist-fighting and damage resilience. The 'Slip of the Tongue' traffic case is available from Wal-Mart in the US and Canada, or Play in the UK. Best Buy in the US and Canada, and Zavvi in the UK, gives the 'Sharpshooter' suit, which (obviously enough) grants you better aim.

Pre-ordering from the Rockstar Warehouse nets you an L.A. Noire t-shirt, while Target pre-orders get a $5 gift card, along with a Rockstar t-shirt if they pick up their game in-store during launch week.

L.A. Noire ships for the Xbox 360 and PS3 on May 17.

  • Amazon: "The Broderick" Detective Suit boosts your fist-fighting capabilities and resilience to damage. Throughout L.A. Noire while working cases, you'll encounter quite a few suspects and persons of interest who prove to be resistant to arrest. Your hand-to-hand fighting skills will be called into action on these cases – the Broderick suit with its enhanced fighting abilities may be that edge in helping make that collar.

  • Best Buy: "The Sharpshooter" Detective Suit enhances your aim with rifles and pistols. Always a worst case scenario for any detective working a case, there are of course those occasions for Cole Phelps when pursuing a suspect escalates to gunfire. In these tense shootouts, the Sharpshooter suit provides that extra aiming precision to take the criminal down.

  • GameStop: 'The Naked City' Vice Case -- In this bonus case from L.A. Noire's Vice Desk, detective Cole Phelps investigates the supposed suicide of a stunning fashion model. Can you help Cole unravel the truth in a city blighted by drugs, corruption and greed, where the death of a beautiful woman is never as straightforward as it seems?; The Badge Pursuit Challenge -- Hidden around L.A. Noire's beautiful recreation of 1947 Los Angeles are 20 police badges to find and collect. If you can find all 20 of these badges, the dapper Button Man suit will be unlocked which provides extra ammo for all weapons. Each badge also provides 5 additional XP which will help further unlock Intuition Points – special credits that can be used to give Phelps a key investigative insight when you need it most.

  • Wal-Mart: "A Slip of the Tongue" Traffic Case is a bonus case from the Traffic Desk in which a seemingly run of the mill car theft ends up sparking an explosive investigation into the largest auto fraud racket the city has ever seen. With the stolen cars piling up and questionable characters at every turn, can you help Cole Phelps crack the biggest case so far in his career?

  • Target: $5 gift card with pre-orders, Rockstar Games t-shirt with first week purchases.




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