Yesterday, Rockstar released a new trailer
for the Nintendo Switch version of L.A. Noire
. You'd have been forgiven for not paying too much attention to it bearing in mind it was supposed to show off the console's special features, but those who did watch it would have noticed something interesting around the 23 second mark. When interrogating a suspect, Cole Phelps' conversation options are no longer Truth/Doubt/Lie. They've been changed to a much more representative Good Cop/Bad Cop/Accuse.
Anybody who has played this game before will know exactly what is meant by being "more representative". In the last generation versions of the game, you would have thought that Doubt would increase the pressure on a suspect and have been a middle ground between Truth and Lie. You never made that mistake twice. Instead, when selecting Doubt, you watched as Phelps lost his temper with the suspect in a way that made Chuck Norris look like a teddy bear. Bad Cop now seems like an accurate description.
This change will not only be happening in the Switch version of the title. Publisher Rockstar confirmed to Kotaku
that the change will be made on Playstation 4 too. You'll get to see it for yourself when the game launches in just four days on November 14th.