L.A. Noire Pre-Order Bonuses Announced

By Jonathan Barnes, 5 years ago
Rockstar Games just announced the pre-order bonuses for L.A. Noire. Depending on your retailer of choice you can expect one of the following:

Gamers pre-ordering at GameStop (in the US or Canada) or Game (in the UK) will receive "The Naked City" Vice Case & Badge Pursuit Challenge. Rockstar describes both with the following:

"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.
They also showed off a pretty poster showing a scene from "The Naked City":

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Pre-Ordering with Amazon.com (in the US, Canada and the UK) will net you "The Broderick" Detective Suit. Check it out!

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Not only is it stylish, but it also gives you some perks that Rockstar described with the following:

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.
If Wal-Mart is more your speed for games, Rockstar has something special for you. By pre-ordering or purchasing at launch (while supplies last) you will receive the "A Slip of the Tongue" Traffic Case. This deal is good for Wal-Marts in the US and Canada. Gamers in the UK can pick this bonus up at Play.

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If you're loyal to Best Buy (and its very decent Gamers Club program) you will be treated with "The Sharpshooter" Detective Suit. Like Wal-Mart's offer, this is available to those who pre-order or purchase at launch (while supplies last). This bonus is available to Best Buy customers in the US and Canada, and to Zavvi customers in the UK.

Like "The Broderick" Detective Suit, "The Sharpshooter" also carries with it some perks.

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.
Like the rest of the bonuses, Rockstar showed off "The Sharpshooter":

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Rockstar closed the announcement with one last set of throw ins.

By ordering through the Rockstar Warehouse, North American gamers will receive an official L.A. Noire t-shirt.

In a similar fashion, if you pre-order through Target, you will receive a $5 Gift Card. Target consumers will also get a free Rockstar Games t-shirt if they purchase the game in-store during launch week.

As with the rest of the incentives, these offers are limited in quantity and only available while supplies last.

L.A. Noire is set for a May 17th release in North America and a May 20th release in Europe.
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.