A new case for L.A. Noire is set to release next week, and we have your first preview of it in trailer form. Tilted ‘Reefer Madness’ this case takes place during Cole Phelps’ time on the vice squad.
Players who are interested in picking up the DLC for L.A. Noire have two ways of going about it. First, they could pick up the Rockstar Pass, which grants access to a whole slew of L.A. Noire content at a reasonable price — that is, if they haven’t already. Or they could purchase the DLC on its own for $3.99 (320 MS Points).
Much like many of the cases featured in the main storyline of L.A. Noire, Reefer Madness puts Cole Phelps in the midst of a case that is more than what it seems. What at first appears to be the simple sale of suits turns out to be a cover for one of Los Angeles’ biggest narcotics rings.
Here’s the trailer:
With only this and the Nicholoson Electroplating Arson Case announced as post-release DLC, we aren’t sure if Rockstar and Team Bondi have more content cooking for their open-world detective title. While the game boasts a ton of content in the way of cases, collectibles, and an accurately created Hollywood, it’s still fun to jump back into that game world for some brand new content.
Also, it’s worth noting that if you are waiting to pick up all the DLC for L.A. Noire before starting the main game, these missions are completely standalone. While they do feature characters and nods to moments in the game’s overarching storyline, they do not pick up where the main game left off.
Unlike Nicholson Electroplating, which was way more action-packed then some of the game’s main cases; we hope Reefer Madness delivers a even blend of all the mechanics that made L.A. Noire so great. The storyline seems intriguing, but it’s all about the total package with Team Bondi’s title — so we hope this one doesn’t leave us with an empty high.
Will you be picking up Reefer Madness for L.A. Noire? Would you like to see more DLC for the game, or have you had your fill?
L.A. Noire’s ‘Reefer Madness Vice Case’ releases July 12, 2011 on Xbox Live and the PSN.