L.A. Noire Pre-Order Bonuses Announced

Yesterday we gave you a hint that some pre-order bonus items would be announced today, and sure enough Rockstar haven’t let us down. Depending on where you buy from, you’ll get something a little extra for ordering before its release in May…

So here’s the rundown of what’s what, including both US and UK vendors.


Pre-Order with GameStop (US) or Game (UK) to get ‘The Naked City’ Vice Case & Badge Pursuit Challenge

‘The Naked City’ Vice Case
In this bonus case from L.A. Noire’s Vice Desk, detective Cole Phelps investigates the supposed suicide of a stunning fashion model. Can you help Cole unravel the truth in a city blighted by drugs, corruption and greed, where the death of a beautiful woman is never as straightforward as it seems?

The Badge Pursuit Challenge
Hidden around L.A. Noire’s beautiful recreation of 1947 Los Angeles are 20 police badges to find and collect. If you can find all 20 of these badges, the dapper Button Man suit will be unlocked which provides extra ammo for all weapons. Each badge also provides 5 additional XP which will help further unlock Intuition Points – special credits that can be used to give Phelps a key investigative insight when you need it most.


Pre-Order with Amazon (Both US and UK) to get ‘The Broderick’ Detective Suit

This unlockable detective suit boosts your fist-fighting capabilities and resilience to damage. Throughout L.A. Noire while working cases, you’ll encounter quite a few suspects and persons of interest who prove to be resistant to arrest. Your hand-to-hand fighting skills will be called into action on these cases – the Broderick suit with its enhanced fighting abilities may be that edge in helping make that collar.


Pre-Order or purchase at launch (while supplies last) with Wal-Mart (US) or Play.com (UK) to get the ‘A Slip of the Tongue’ Traffic Case

“A Slip of the Tongue” is a bonus case from the Traffic Desk in which a seemingly run of the mill car theft ends up sparking an explosive investigation into the largest auto fraud racket the city has ever seen.  With the stolen cars piling up and questionable characters at every turn, can you help Cole Phelps crack the biggest case so far in his career?


Pre-Order or purchase at launch (while supplies last) with Best Buy (US) or Zavvi (UK) to get ‘The Sharpshooter’ Detective Suit

The Sharpshooter unlockable detective suit enhances your aim with rifles and pistols. Always a worst case scenario for any detective working a case, there are of course those occasions for Cole Phelps when pursuing a suspect escalates to gunfire. In these tense shootouts, the Sharpshooter suit provides that extra aiming precision to take the criminal down.

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