L.A. Noire: Choose Your Pre-order Carefully


Basically, this is exactly like Grand Theft Auto, except it's 1947 LA.

For L.A. Noire, you’d better choose your pre-order carefully…but of course, you don’t need to worry about it too much.  For one, we’ll lay out all the details for you and include links to easily accomplish your pre-ordering.  And secondly, eventually the content included with pre-orders will be released as DLC.  But who knows when that will be…so in the meantime, here are the details on pre-ordering bonuses!

Rockstar Games Store – If you decide to go straight to the Rockstar Games store to purchase your copy of L.A. Noire, all you’ll end up with is a t-shirt.  I’m not kidding.  Kinda sad, considering they’re one of the teams helping to create the pre-order content.

Amazon.comPS3 / XBox 360 Amazon pre-order customers will receive an exclusive suit and a pistol.  The Broderick Detective Suit is meant to help your hand-to-hand combat, as well as boosting your resistance to damage.

Best BuyPS 3 / Xbox 360 Best Buy also offers an exclusive suit and a pistol.  The suit included with your Best Buy pre-order, however, is the Sharpshooter Detective Suit.  This one is a no-brainer, helping improve your aim with rifles and pistols.

Wal-Mart PS3 / XBox 360 Customers who pre-order from Wal-Mart receive an additional case for you to solve, called ‘A Slip of the Tongue’.  The case includes an initial car theft, which ends up leading to one of the largest cases of stolen cars in the city ever.  Sounds interesting, but what does a slip of the tongue have to do with anything?


This guy kinda makes me laugh. Despite the fact that he's pointing a gun in my general direction.

Gamestop PS3 / Xbox 360 – Gamestop seems to offer the largest array of pre-order bonuses, including an additional case to solve as well as a mission.  The case is called ‘The Naked City’, which has you investigate the supposed suicide of a young and gorgeous fashion model.  But with her being so beautiful and apparently naked, how will you ever get past the autopsy?  The mission you’re given with the bonus content is known as the ‘Badge Pursuit Challenge’, which has you hunt down 20 hidden police badges all over L.A.  Each badge provides 5 XP to help you gain Intuition Points.  If you successfully find all 20 badges, the ‘Button Man Suit’ will be unlocked, which provides additional ammo for all weapons.

Target – When you pre-order L.A. Noire from Target, you will receive a $5 gift card.  On top of that, if you purchase the game in-store during the launch week, you will get a Rockstar Games t-shirt.

L.A. Noire will be available for Playstation3 and Xbox 360 on May 17th.  And I’ve gotta say, I’d most likely pre-order L.A. Noire from Gamestop.  Where will you be pre-ordering?


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