Rumor: L.A. Noire Remastered Might be Heading to Nintendo Switch has come forth with brand new information regarding a certain game from Rockstar heading to Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, it’s not Red Dead Redemption 2, but it is a highly touted game from their back catalog that hasn’t been talked about in some time. Their source, who was right about some aspects in regards to GTA 5 Online, stated the following:

“According to what I heard, Rockstar might be releasing a remastered version of L.A. Noire on the Nintendo Switch,”

Regardless if the game actually does release, it would be good to hear that Rockstar and Nintendo are even communicating, given how Rockstar has avoided Nintendo’s home console ventures like the plague. L.A. Noire is an older title and it’s unclear what audience if any would exist for it, but it may open the door for a Grand Theft Auto 5 port, with potential for future games after Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to the platform.

That last part I mentioned is really what is exciting about this prospect overall. I enjoyed L.A. Noire last generation, but I more or less see that game as potentially opening the door to bigger things down the road. I just hope this doesn’t, if true, start to become a trend of always getting older titles, versus the newest releases. I have a similar hope that Skyrim coming to Switch means whatever is after Dishonored 2 from Bethesda also comes to Switch.


Nathanial Rumphol-Janc

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  • Brad Vincent

    Subsequent titles from either developer will likely rely heavily on sales (this goes without saying, I know). That is what sunk a lot of relationships for Nintendo with the WiiU. The console itself didn’t sell well, and on top of that, the games themselves seemed to have sold worse. Ubisoft, for examples, seemed all for providing the WiiU with a fair stream of their multi-platform tiles, but also a couple of exclusives. However, after the WiiU launch was less than desireable, and the sales for ZombiU failed to impress, Ubisoft pulled Rayman Legends as an exclusive, and WiiU owners were faced with a six month delay while they optimized the game for a multi platform release. After that, they seemed to pull all support that hadn’t already been promised, aside from Just Dance titles. Hopefully this doesn’t happen with the Switch, and I’m sure that the reports I’ve heard that the Switch is easier to port major titles over to has been an enormous help in regaining that support from outside developers, great and small.