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L.A. Noire Trailer #3 Pop-Up Edition

Rockstar just released this Pop-Up Edition of their most recent trailer. It gives further information on the game, based partially on true events. L.A. Noire will be released for the PlayStation 3 on May 17th in North America and May 20th in Europe.

Here’s some more info to along with this trailer.

You may have read about the Vice desk case, “The Set Up” – in which Phelps and his partner Roy Earle investigate the disappearance of a boxer following a fixed fight that’s left a few crooked gamblers and mob types a bit miffed. Fixed boxing match scandals were a current affair back in ’47 – most famously with this incident, in which both Frank Sinatra and ‘Raging Bull’ Jake Lamotta were alleged to be mixed up with a mob scheme.

Syrettes are found at the scene when Phelps and Earle investigate the apparent overdose of two junkie musicians in a squalid apartment. Syrettes were notably used for administering morphine to wounded soldiers during World War II, and in the post-war years many veterans tragically wound up addicted consumers of black-market dope to fill their fix.

The 1940s saw rampant accusations of LAPD corruption – something that was blown wide open by ex-LAPD Vice Squad officer Sgt. Charles Stoker’s expose Thicker’n Thieves, published in 1951.

Source: Rockstar Games