Up until this point, Rockstar has been very quite about the purpose of their Rockstar Pass for L.A. Noire, as well as future DLC plans for the title. However, that silence ended today, as Rockstar and Team Bondi pulled the curtain back on both.
Firstly, let’s cover the Rockstar Pass, which officially launched today on Xbox 360 and will be live on the PS3 once the PlayStation Store is up and running. The Pass is a purchasable item that allows you to pick up all the L.A. Noire pre-order incentives in one fell swoop for a price. That price is 800 MS Points on Xbox Live, which translates to roughly $10 on the PSN. The incentives include “The Naked City” and “A Slip of the Tongue” cases, the Badge Pursuit Challenge, the Broderick detective suit, Sharpshooter suit and the Chicago Piano Machine gun.
Where additional DLC is concerned, Rockstar and Team Bondi plan to launch “The Nicholson Electroplating” case on June 21, as was originally leaked via a Best Buy ad. Rockstar also plans to release a new vice case, entitled “Reefer Madness,” on July 12. Both of these cases will be available for 320 MS Points/$4 each, or free if you’re a Rockstar Pass owner.
Here's what Rockstar's Sam Houser has to say about the upcoming DLC cases:
“With its blend of real crime influences and noir atmosphere, L.A. Noire contains boundless potential for new stories and new cases,” said Rockstar boss Sam Houser.
“The four new cases are strong standalone stories that sit perfectly alongside the main game.”
If you’re interested in the Rockstar Pass, don’t wait too long to snatch it up. The price jacks up to 960 MS Points/$12 after June 14.