It's been years since the announcement of L.A. Noire
, an expansive murder mystery game set in 1940s Los Angeles. After several lengthy delays, Rockstar Games has now posted a trailer
and confirmed that the game will release in Spring of 2011. One of the game's major undertakings is to step up the realism of the voice acting
and the way characters' faces and bodies are animated, "allowing players to analyze every subtle nuance of an actor's performance in order to get to the truth." The trailer shows in-game footage (though not actual gameplay), and while it's always a good idea to take such displays with a grain of salt, the facial expressions do
look pretty realistic.