When L.A. Noire comes to the Nintendo Switch on November 14th, it will join the short list of titles from Rockstar Games available on Nintendo platforms. Nintendo faithfuls may be excited for the chance to see what all the fuss is about when it comes to L.A. Noire, though they should know that they will likely be paying more for the privilege if they decide to buy the physical version.
The upcoming PS4 and Xbox One versions of L.A. Noire will retail at a budget price of $39.99, but the physical Nintendo Switch version will reportedly cost $10 more due to the increased production costs associated with producing cartridges. While this is unfortunate news for Switch owners, the digital version of the game on Switch should cost the same as its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts.
While Nintendo Switch owners will potentially be paying more to play L.A. Noire on Nintendo’s latest console, that version of the game will come with some platform-specific features to sweeten the pot. For example, L.A. Noire on the Switch will support touch screen controls not available in the other versions of the game, and it will also allow players to take the experience on the go.
Even so, some Switch owners may be annoyed that they are being asked to pay more for the physical version of L.A. Noire. However, this isn’t the first time a Switch game was sold at a higher price. As some may recall, the Zelda-like game Rime is $10 more on the console when it comes to the physical version as well, and so this is a trend that is likely to continue moving forward.
If the slightly higher price point of L.A. Noire on the Switch doesn’t scare off consumers and the game sells well, it could result in more games from Rockstar coming to the platform. With big games like Red Dead Redemption 2 in development and rumored titles like Bully 2 supposedly in the pipeline, the Switch could benefit greatly from having as many games from the critically-acclaimed studio as possible.
L.A. Noire will launch on November 14th for HTC Vive, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One. The game is already available on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Source: Rockstar Warehouse