Not even a month ago, I stated that Inception’s “Mind Heist” music makes everything better, after showing you the Battlefield 3-Inception mash-up trailer. The popular and incredibly recognizable theme music to director Christopher Nolan’s smash hit movie of 2010 has been the subject of many fan trailers and parodies but when played together with the Battlefield 3 Fault Line trailer with a 10 second delay, it was a match made in heaven.

Continuing this trend, we have another mash-up trailer, this time mixing Rockstar and Team Bondi’s eagerly anticipated L.A. Noire with the Inception theme.

Again, with no edits to the L.A. Noire gameplay trailer footage, it works rather seamlessly as we watch Cole Phelps rise through the ranks.

Watch and see for yourself:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRwnJ0EX9Ko

The beats actually sync up with many of the scene cuts and just like the Battlefield 3 mash-up, the epic music comes in just as the trailer hits the action. It’s uncanny!

Epic background music aside, L.A. Noire isn’t about the action but don’t mistake that for a lack of intensity. The game plays as an in-depth character drama, mixed with thriller/mystery, all wrapped up in 1940s Los Angeles. There are cars and guns, but that’s not the focus. Heck, players can even skip the challenging action sequences should they choose to do so and get on with the story.

L.A. Noire tells the tale of Cole Phelps, an LAPD office who in the game rises through five different ranks, starting as a patrol office and getting new partners with each new “desk” assignment. You need to use your brains and your wit to analyze crime scenes and learn everything you can from witness and suspects who all look as real as ever thanks to the MotionScan technology the game is implementing.

We’re less than two weeks away – are you sold on Rockstar’s latest?

L.A. Noire releases May 15, 2011 for the Xbox 360 and PS3.

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