LA Noire box shots released

One of the game calendar’s most hotly-awaited titles, this is what Rockstar’s LA Noire will look like on the shelf

We’re still almost three months away from the May 20 European release of ‘40s gangster crime thriller LA Noire. But this freshly released box art shows the game living up to its genre roots. Styled like a classic cinematic film noir promo poster, it promises double dealing, damsels in distress, suits, guns, hats, bourbon and jazz. And that’s got our thumbs itching to load up and start picking away at the threads of the James Ellroy-esque plot.

Rockstar Games’ new title hopes to build on the success of the developer’s existing catalogue, which inlcudes Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption. Like we said, it’s out on May 20. A true test of patience, though Rockstar is promising exclusive treats for those who pre-order.