It only makes sense that LA Noire, a game that needed to release over 3 discs on Xbox 360, would stretch the Switch’s meagre internal memory a bit. Though, if you’re serious about making the Switch, you probably should be packing a bad boy MicroSD card in that machine already. If you’re going digital for LA Noire on Switch, it’s going to be a necessity.
The digital edition of LA Noire is whopping 29Gb — smaller than the 32Gb internal memory on the Switch, however, only about 25Gb is available for game storage (that beautiful menu takes up some space, after all). You might be able to get away without a MicroSD for the physical edition, which only requires a 14Gb download to initialise, but if you’ve been downloading much else it’s going to be an issue. Download sizes come courtesy of Rockstar Games themselves.
Still, it’s going to be worth it for one of my own personal favourite detective and story games of all time. I’d seriously compare it to the Ace Attorney series in terms of how the game is structured, though obviously fairly different in its own ways.
Originally releasing for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011, and later that same year on PC, this marks the first time LA Noire has been made available on a Nintendo console. This remaster of LA Noire is releasing on Nintendo Switch, as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
“A dark and violent crime thriller set against the backdrop of 1940’s Los Angeles.
Amid the post-war boom of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Cole Phelps, an LAPD detective is thrown headfirst into a city drowning in its own success. Corruption is rampant, the drug trade is exploding, and murder rates are at an all-time high. In his fight to climb the ranks and do what’s right, Phelps must unravel the truth behind a string of arson attacks, racketeering conspiracies and brutal murders, battling the L.A. underworld and even members of his own department to uncover a secret that could shake the city to its rotten core.
Utilising revolutionary facial animation technology that captures every nuance of an actor’s facial performance in astonishing detail, L.A. Noire blends the breathtaking action with true detective work for an unprecedented interactive experience. Solve brutal crimes, plots and conspiracies inspired by real crimes from 1947 Los Angeles, one of the most corrupt and violent times in L.A. history. Search for clues, chase down suspects and interrogate witnesses as you struggle to find the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.” (x)
LA Noire will be releasing on Nintendo Switch on 14th November 2017.