Releasing This Week (L.A. Noire)

After some 8 years of development, an impressive feat regardless of whatever numbers Duke Nukem: Forever may eventually tout should it actually reach the shelves, Rockstar's detective thriller is finally here.

There have been heaps of releases regarding its animation tech, its setting and the premise of the case-by-case detective drama. This week, however, keen players get to sit down and judge for themselves whether the wait has been worth it. L.A. Noire releases on Friday.

Before that, however, PC RPG gamers will be excited to note that The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings comes out somewhat earlier than the usual Thursday or Friday release that is customary in New Zealand. Instead, gamers keen to know what Geralt gets up to next can get their hands on Assassins of Kings from Tuesday.

For those with a proclivity for playing with virtual plastic blocks and a penchant for pirates can get some "Arrrrr"-rated (it's rated G, if you missed the joke) action on their system of choice from Friday.

As usual, look for game trailers after the lists!

Tuesday, 17th of May 2011

PlatformTitleRRP
PCThe Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings109.99

Friday, 20th of May 2011

PlatformTitleRRP
PCFable III89.95
WiiKaraoke Revolution Glee Volume 289.95
PS3L.A. Noire124.95
Xbox 360L.A. Noire124.95
3DSLEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game99.95
DSLEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game99.95
PS3LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game109.95
PSPLEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game69.95
WiiLEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game99.95
Xbox 360LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game109.95

L.A. Noire - launch trailer

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Videogame - Exploring the Legacy of LEGO and the Power of Pirates

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Preorder trailer



 

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Comments Comments (10)

 
Posted by Xenojay
On Monday 16 May 2011 9:56 AM
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YES. L.A Noire! NOW TO FIND MONEY I DON'T HAVE! Excellent...
 
 
 
Funk_Oddysey
Posted by Funk_Oddysey
On Monday 16 May 2011 10:33 AM
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L.A Noire & The Witcher 2!, hope there both worth the wait.
 
 
 
Posted by mrblobby666
On Monday 16 May 2011 10:42 AM
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So keen for L.A Noire, hopefully have some spare cash
 
 
 
Posted by The Host of Chaos
On Monday 16 May 2011 11:05 AM
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Managed to preorder La Noire today, stoked!
 
 
 
Posted by OriginalSin
On Monday 16 May 2011 11:21 AM
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You guys considered adding a "Cheapest" column beside the RRP one?

i.e.
The Witcher 2 $66.69
L.A.Noire $81.29

New Zealand RRP is a joke.
 
 
 
phantom
Posted by phantom
On Monday 16 May 2011 11:43 AM
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16 May 2011, 11:21 AM Reply to OriginalSin
You guys considered adding a "Cheapest" column beside the RRP one?

i.e.
The Witcher 2 $66.69
L.A.Noire $81.29

New Zealand RRP is a joke.
Definitely thought about it; there are a few challenges, though, chief amongst them is the time it takes to get that information in the first place and then keep that information up to date.

There's also other stuff, like do you include retailers like nzgameshop.com or limit it to stores with a local presence?

It's a good idea, though, and a concept we'd like to champion on behalf of gamers in NZ.
 
 
 
wangwei1
Posted by wangwei1
On Monday 16 May 2011 12:21 PM
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16 May 2011, 11:21 AM Reply to OriginalSin
You guys considered adding a "Cheapest" column beside the RRP one?

i.e.
The Witcher 2 $66.69
L.A.Noire $81.29

New Zealand RRP is a joke.
Very true. However if did that it would put local gaming retailers, like EB, out of business. Then they will complain to the government to charge import tax on us. So not a good idea.
 
 
 
Posted by OriginalSin
On Monday 16 May 2011 1:01 PM
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EB is overseas owned, so I have no problem with them going out of business. Their profit isn't really benefiting our economy. But I see your point. If I want to keep paying less, I'm better off not making a fuss.

I had tried to write a blog about RRP, but it's hard to find information about how the system works. I think import tax was the missing element in my research, it now makes more sense. Thanks.
 
 
 
Posted by procion
On Monday 16 May 2011 3:46 PM
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16 May 2011, 01:01 PM Reply to OriginalSin
EB is overseas owned, so I have no problem with them going out of business. Their profit isn't really benefiting our economy. But I see your point. If I want to keep paying less, I'm better off not making a fuss.

I had tried to write a blog about RRP, but it's hard to find information about how the system works. I think import tax was the missing element in my research, it now makes more sense. Thanks.
Actually there's an interesting article in Australian game Informer Issue #6(Gears of War 3 features on cover) page 12, about why we, or they in Oz, pay what they pay for games in comparison to here and Uk, Us and Brazil as well whom come in as paying the highest of all the countries listed. NZ is also mentioned briefly in the article. Our games prices were either on par with OZ or nine and seven dollars cheaper in AU$ for two of the titles they had as comparisons. We don't have the vast distances Oz has to worry about which ads to the cost, and with 100% of kiwi homes owning a gaming device of some kind maybe our per capita rate is up on theirs. We just need fibre optics to the door to break down those god awful latency issues we all know and loath when playing online with folk.
 
 
 
Posted by OriginalSin
On Monday 16 May 2011 7:24 PM
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The Witcher 2 is my most anticipated game of this year, even more than Skyrim. There's more trailers on their site, my favorite is Disdain & Fear.
http://www.en.thewitcher.com/community/entry/2/