L.A. Noire pre-order bonuses revealed

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,...

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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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      February 24, 2011 3:50 PM

      Comment on L.A. Noire pre-order bonuses revealed, by Steve Watts.

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        February 24, 2011 3:58 PM

        I don't like retailer-specific pre-order bonuses.

        The retailer I typically don't use gets the good stuff.

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          February 24, 2011 4:37 PM

          I'm fine with cosmetic stuff but anything that alters the actual game play to much I don't really like. Sometimes it's cool but for the most part its garbage that I never use.

          RDR was the exception because it came with a code for a really nice horse. That was cool.

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          February 24, 2011 5:11 PM

          Yeah I never really got how it equals game buying incentive. In the case of games like Mafia 2 it left me feeling like I was kind of robbed of content. Personally I'd prefer if pre-order stuff came in the form of free(real) t-shirts or something along those lines over in game content.

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          February 25, 2011 4:32 AM

          I don't mind it so much if they offer it as DLC for you to buy at some point. Otherwise who the fuck buys the game multiple times from different places?!

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          February 25, 2011 4:46 AM

          Seriously. I'm quite peeved that Deus Ex is doing this, it's rather silly.

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        February 24, 2011 4:01 PM

        Ok, who cares about excluive suits but exclusive cases? Fuck that noise. However Gamestop looks like it has the edge.

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          February 24, 2011 4:04 PM

          all eventually will be DLC :[

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          February 24, 2011 4:07 PM

          The suits are kinda cool. Red Dead had the same system. Special abilities based on the suit you had. But... I don't like staggered bonuses.

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        February 24, 2011 4:27 PM

        GAH! got all excited and then remembered it wasnt coming out on pc :(. looking forward to it though. hope the crime solving is in depth too. wonder how long it will take to finish? any early guesses :)?

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        February 24, 2011 4:34 PM

        I wouldn't mind preorder bonuses if they were universal. Strange that Wal-Mart got the best one. That's not gonna help very many people.

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          February 24, 2011 4:41 PM

          Sez you. I'd much rather solve a vice case than a traffic case.

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        February 24, 2011 4:38 PM

        I added the listing from Rockstar so people can read the details directly from the publisher regarding the bonuses. Which do you think is best?

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          February 24, 2011 4:50 PM

          The Gamestop one looks like the best one. A new case, a new suit, and a collection minigame (which I actually am not at all interested in). Either way it's 3 things rather than 1 and 2 of them are on par with the stuff you get from the other pre-orders.

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            February 24, 2011 4:52 PM

            Woops, my bad, the Gamestop one didn't have a suit. Misread it somehow on the Rockstar page.

            I still think that's the best one though because I'm more interested in cases than suits and I'd rather work a vice case than a traffic one.

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          February 24, 2011 5:01 PM

          On the surface, Gamestop's only because it looks the meatiest out of them all. Best Buy's doesn't seem to bad, but the game looks like its focusing a lot on problem solving and figuring out cases but I'm sure there will still be a fair amount of shootouts so the Sharpshooter suit is pretty nice.

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            February 24, 2011 5:12 PM

            I figure the game is likely to be more than playable without the suit bonuses. If it's not then they've failed to create a good game. For that reason, I don't care much about the suit bonuses themselves.

            Also, the thing that interests me about this game is solving cases, so the more of those I can do, the happier I'll be. if all of the DLC's were either a suit or a case, I'd probably choose the one that sounds like the most interesting case.

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        February 24, 2011 4:52 PM

        This new Shacknews guy is a chatty one.

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        February 24, 2011 4:54 PM

        Anyone have any idea which platform the game is likely to run best on? I'm guessing PS3 because originally it wasn't even going to come out for Xbox. Anyone know which system the gameplay has been from so far?

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        February 24, 2011 5:00 PM

        Say I go in the day of release, can I just 'preorder' it at the register at the same time Im buying it?

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        February 24, 2011 5:04 PM

        Another "GOTY," purchase, DLC is the devil. I know that is an old school mentality but I just hate being nickel and dimed for a game.

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        February 24, 2011 5:06 PM

        Tell your front-end dev dude that your blockquotes need a margin-bottom.

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          February 24, 2011 5:14 PM

          it's kind of weird seeing your user name in this forum, i keep expecting some rad tunes to start flowing out of my speakers

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        February 25, 2011 3:55 AM

        Holly shit, the GRAPHICS! This is gona be great. -valcan_s-

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        February 25, 2011 3:57 AM

        I'm REALLY looking forward to this. Going to be awesome :D

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        February 25, 2011 4:00 AM

        Man I despise pre-order bonuses (when there are three fucking places to pre-order for 3 different items) but this game is going to be awesome and I'm going to play the hell out of it.

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