Rockstar Pass Gives L.A. Noire DLC Discount

Rockstar Pass Gives L.A. Noire DLC Discount

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Rockstar Games has explained the mysterious Rockstar Pass along with official details on L.A. Noire's DLC.

Before the release of L.A. Noire, mention of something called the "Rockstar Pass" was made in an Xbox Live release schedule, but when the game launched there was no such Rockstar Pass to be found. Rockstar has revealed that the Rockstar Pass is a very real thing and it'll give L.A. Noire players a discount on the game's DLC.

Rockstar's first wave of L.A. Noire DLC will include four unique cases, two detective suits, and a collectible challenge. Each will be sold separately, but if players purchase the Rockstar Pass for its current limited-time price of $10 (which will go up to $12 after the current discount period ends), they'll get access to all of the DLC as it's released without having to put out another dime.

The cases will be priced at $4, the collectible challenge at $2, and the suits at $1 each (convert to your favorite form of console funny money). Nabbing the Rockstar Pass now ensures a 50% discount. Considering this stuff is going up for sale anyway, that's not bad, eh?

Rockstar has also announced an exclusive suit for members of the Rockstar Social Club and a free Chicago Piano Machine Gun unlock for all players of the game. Here's the full DLC release schedule for both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live:

  • L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass (limited-time discount price) - May 31
  • "The Naked City" DLC case - May 31
  • "A Slip of The Tongue" DLC case - May 31
  • Broderick Detective Suit and Gun - May 31
  • Sharpshooter Detective Suit and Gun - May 31
  • The Badge Pursuit Challenge - May 31
  • Chicago Piano Machine Gun (free community unlock) - May 31
  • L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass (standard price) - June 14
  • "Nicholson Electroplating Disaster" DLC case - June 21
  • "Reefer Madness" DLC case - July 12.

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Sounds like a good Idea I guess, a kinda quick pull of the bandage instead of slowly tearing it off over the months to come. On a side note to Devs these days.

Keep your hands away from my tits, I don't want to be milked by you guys anymore.

And didn't some of this stuff come with retail specific pre-orders?
Are they trying to confuse people into giving them more money?
Now I'm really pleased with my decision to rent this now and (maybe) buy the goty later.

Ah, Reefer Madness. I get the reference, and that makes me feel smart. That film was hilarious, the original and the musical parody.

I can't wait to pig out on all this DLC.

HankMan:
I can't wait to pig out on all this DLC.

Your new avatar confused me. I thought there was a pretender to the pun throne.

Honestly, this is probably gonna sound like a flame but I've bought a lot of games on PS3 recently and haven't been able to pick up any DLC. So I'm glad I picked this up on 360.

This is a pretty sweet deal, and enough of it comes in the first bunch that it doesn't feel like you've just spend a bunch on an initial bunch of nothing. I approve, picked it up already.

Wow.. they didn't even include this pass with the retail version of the game?

Wait so this limited ticket is till today ? God sake im getting money tomorrow ;/ i didn't notice it before ;/

So the Gamestop exclusives....weren't that exclusive afterall...if exclusivity means 2 weeks these days. Got the Badge challenge and Naked City case already :(

Wow. all the exclusives i think, in one pack. Sure as hell buying this one

(already got it, downloading the vice case.)

This pre-order stuff is getting better and better; The main game is simply amazing, and the best part is as soon as the Playstation Network starts up, I've got more games to play.

Altogether, Rockstar is really the company to be, because I'm not disappointed by too much of their products.

Can not wait, I need to get the other dlc stuff i got naked city.

Hmm... I think I'll pass on it.

I'll wait till the inevitable disc form of all the content in one a la Episodes from Liberty City. I'm tired of having content restricted to only one of my consoles.

Grrrr... debating if I should purchase this now, and simply have it available for when I finally have L.A. Noire in my library. Every review, every snippet of info I come across just makes me want to play this more and more. And yet, the tightened pursestrings just won't allow a $60+ purchase for a game. ::sigh::

FoolKiller:
Hmm... I think I'll pass on it.

I'll wait till the inevitable disc form of all the content in one a la Episodes from Liberty City. I'm tired of having content restricted to only one of my consoles.

Mmmmmm... Good point. Maybe they'll have confirmation of a compilation disk in development by Christmas (for Summer 2012 release).

'The Naked City' was a DLC only mission that you got if you pre-ordered the game, but why? The mission actually contains elements witch contribute to the main story, so why cut it out and make it exclusive? It really wasn't all that long either. I dunno if I'll get this.

MajorDolphin:
Wow.. they didn't even include this pass with the retail version of the game?

...Why should they?

OT: It's a pretty good deal actually. Saves 10 bucks on the game's DLC. I wish more developers would do it this way.

Didn't pre-order the game, so I'm glad this came out. I'm looking forward to the new cases. God, this game is great.

So how do I buy this with PSN down?

And so begins the long, slippery slope into half-done games with full price. I wouldn't have minded so much if the Rockstar Pass was available to those who purchased the game new to begin with.

Spot1990:

HankMan:
I can't wait to pig out on all this DLC.

Your new avatar confused me. I thought there was a pretender to the pun throne.

Honestly, this is probably gonna sound like a flame but I've bought a lot of games on PS3 recently and haven't been able to pick up any DLC. So I'm glad I picked this up on 360.

all you would have really gained by getting the PS3 version is having it all on one disc and a PS3 exclusive case(Consuls Car, Traffic desk) so yeah I'd say you made the right call too :)
OT: I just turned on my xbox for the sole purpose of grabbing the Pass, I dont think Im gonna be regretting this decision in the least.....And on a slightly different note. Im very hapy to hear that the Piano Gun will be given to everyone. I was very irritated when I saw that I hadn't pre-ordered the game soon enough, as I was thinking I'd never get a chance to use it!

Grabbin Keelz:
'The Naked City' was a DLC only mission that you got if you pre-ordered the game, but why? The mission actually contains elements witch contribute to the main story, so why cut it out and make it exclusive? It really wasn't all that long either. I dunno if I'll get this.

The other pre order case "a slip of the tongue" also has quite an important story related part in it too. It really annoyed me, because it cleared up something that had confused me throughout the game. They definitely just cut out content that was meant to be left in.
I think they really dropped the ball on the pass. The pre order bonus should have been the free pass, because there really isn't that much DLC content that is worth paying extra for anyway, I'm not bothered about extra suits, for example.

 

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