LA Times And Rockstar Games’ Interactive Crime Map Of 1947 LA

Rockstar is taking promotion of L.A. Noire very seriously – we’ve already reported the announcement of an anthology of short stories set in the game‘s universe – but after today they can stop. In a wicked and devious bit of marketing genius, the Los Angeles Times has published an interactive map of crimes occurring in Los Angeles during the 1947 setting of L.A. Noire. Here’s a glimpse of what it looks like:

contains a brief description of several real crimes committed in Los Angeles in ’47, with links to LAT articles written about them at the time. While none of these crimes are adapted into the story of L.A. Noire, more than a few of them served as inspiration in getting the period just right. It’s a great way to get a little more excited about the game, and for those of you who don’t live out here, a fun chance to learn a bit more about the city I love.

L.A> Noire drops May 17th for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The fully interactive version, available on the LAT site.

Crooks eluding you more than you’d like? Pour out a couple fingers of rye and consult our L.A. Noire Walkthrough!

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