L.A. Noire Vice Desk Screenshots

By Jonathan Barnes, 5 years ago
Druggies, pimps, pushers, prostitutes, bootleggers, bookies, mob lords, thugs and gangsters... these are the dangerous criminals that fall under the watchful jurisdiction of Vice Detectives.

In a press release issued today, Rockstar pulled back the curtain on L.A. Noire's Vice Desk.

In his rise up the ranks of the LAPD, Vice will be one of Cole Phelps' big stops and, as a detective working with his Vice partner Roy Earle, he will work cases ranging from illicit gambling activity to the disappearance of a boxer to investigating the latest casualties in the dope scourge plaguing the city.

Rockstar described one Vice case in particular. In “The Black Caesar”, Phelps and Earle report to a crime scene to find two dead junkies – jazz musicians found in a squalid apartment, surgical tubing still wrapped around their limp, track-pocked arms. Searching this depressing scene will reveal clues that can put the duo on the path to find the source of the tainted junk.

Finally, and most importantly, Rockstar has released some Vice desk eye-candy that is worth well-over a thousand words a piece.

A big fight always brings out a crowd, from the high class socialites to the down and dirty junkies.
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Taking a witness statement in Club 111, the scene of a gruesome shootout.
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You call that a knife? The switchblade is the favorite weapon among street thugs and hustlers.
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There are, of course, no cell phones. Phelps rings in to HQ on a police phone, or "Gamewell".
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L.A. Noire will be available on May 17th, 2011 in North America and May 20th in Europe and Australia.
Jonathan Barnes
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan has been a news/views contributor since 2010. When he's not writing reviews, features, and opinion pieces, he spends his days working as an informal science educator and his nights as an international man of mystery.