The LA Noire remaster hits new consoles next week, bring with it a bevy of technical improvements and features. One major change however, is in the game’s presentation of its interrogation elements.
In 2011’s release, players could approach suspects’ testimonies with three options; Truth, Doubt, or Lie. As you can see from the latest trailer (above), these have now been changed to Good Cop, Bad Cop, and Accuse.
As Eurogamer points out, these are closer to the game’s original design options: Coax, Force, and Accuse. Original performances and voice acting sessions were made with these in mind, which is why Cole’s flips in behaviour – going from mild-mannered detective, to turbo-charged shouty cop – seemed so at odds with the final interrogation options.
"I don't think it made it bad, it just made Aaron [Staton, Cole Phelps' actor] appear slightly psycho on the Doubt button,” said creator Brendan McNamara in an interview with Eurogamer at the time. “That's my fault, not his. When people go, he turns into a maniac when you press Doubt, that's my fault, not his."
LA Noire releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch on November 14.