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Whore of the Orient: LA Noire team’s new PS4, Xbox 720 game detailed

Thursday, 30th August 2012 13:22 GMT By Dave Cook

Whore of the Orient is the next game from LA Noire developer Team Bondi. It’s heading to next-gen consoles. The team has also revealed the game’s first screenshot.

A statement on the official Whore of the Orient website reads: “Shanghai, 1936. Whore of the Orient. Paris of the East. The most corrupt and decadent city on the planet, where anything can be had or done for the right price. Plaything of Western powers who greedily exploit the Chinese masses. Boiling pot of Chinese nationalism, with the Kuomintang ruthlessly trying to suppress Communism and the labour movement. Home to the International Police Force, a group of Western cops hopelessly trying to keep the lid on and keep the peace.”

“From the development team who brought you L.A. Noire and The Getaway, along with the Academy Award winning film production team of Kennedy Miller Mitchell comes a completely new and original IP being developed for next generation games consoles and PC.”

Whore of the Orient was first revealed in November last year, and is to be published by Warner.

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  1. earlyrock

    And that’s probably all we’ll get for about 7 years.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Hunam

    I honestly can’t see myself buying a game with the word Whore slapped on the front of it.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. loki

    pc fail

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Hunam

    :D

    I fucking love you loki.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    Oooooh now this is interesting!!!

    #5 2 years ago
  6. YoungZer0

    As long as Brendan McNamara is not attached, the project could actually see the light of day in this decade.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    Not interested at all.

    L.A. Noir concept was fantastic, but in the end the game was a mediocracy although facial animation was great and stuff.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. mad1723

    It’s funny how Loki just fails horribly at trolling. It says that it also comes to PC, because anyway PC is now the new platform for the next-gen developpment anyway while Microsoft and Sony are stuck with 7 year old hardware ^^

    #8 2 years ago
  9. YoungZer0

    @7: I’d actually say that the game was a complete disaster.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. DSB

    McNamara is a good writer, but he does suck at making games.

    @2 We both know that’s not true.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Moonwalker1982

    LA Noire a complete disaster? Hell no. I enjoyed that game alot!

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Fin

    Not a fan of having the word Whore in the titleā€¦ Seems unnecessary…

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Triple-H

    That awkward moment when they start revealing new IPs for still to be revealed consoles

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Strange Sultan

    the game will not be sold in my country with the word WHORE on the box.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Gheritt White

    I like the title, but they should push the envelope.

    Sluts of the Orient would be *way* more marketable.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. ManuOtaku

    I got the feelling this will not be the retail name for this title.

    Having said that, i did like L.A Noire and i will be looking torwards their next game, i did like it more than Heavy Rain.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Old MacDonald

    Whore of the Orient is an actual term, guys. It refers to Shanghai.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. TD_Monstrous69

    Loved LA Noire, so can’t wait to see more on this. Hopefully, this doesn’t take 7 years, and the broken wills of ex employees to do it.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. KrazyKraut

    “so….to know how a whore feels at work, McNamara will watch over this project”

    #19 2 years ago
  20. OwnedWhenStoned

    In this case, Loki is probably right. I bought LA Noire in the Steam sale and have never been able to play it. Can’t even get past the title screen.

    Won’t be buying this, that’s for sure.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. freedoms_stain

    @20, pretty doubtful that they’re using RAGE or any other Rockstar technologies, so pretty irrelevant.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. OwnedWhenStoned

    @21

    Maybe. Still makes me think twice before going anywhere near it. They haven’t exactly got a great reputation for work on the PC…

    #22 2 years ago
  23. ToxicCrusader

    Looks interesting.

    Name will probably get changed before it releases though.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. ejams

    Didn’t Team Bondi get shuttered after LA Noire? I know I’m missing something here

    #24 2 years ago
  25. DSB

    @24 Nah, they got dumped by Rockstar as I recall? And a lot of people left because McNamara is a cunt to work for.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. ejams

    Oh, okay. I thought they got into a huge debt from that special tech for fancy facial expressions and had to close down.

    But this is interesting. I too don’t imagine that being the final release title, just because the word ‘whore’ presses some of the wrong buttons for people (even if it does have a meaning).

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Phoenixblight

    @25

    Not true Team BOndi was bought up by another company and McNamara went with them along with most of the team.

    http://www.joystiq.com/2011/08/09/report-team-bondi-sells-assets-to-mad-max-studio-kmm-staff-of/

    #27 2 years ago
  28. DSB

    @27 Oh right, okay. Close enough.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Phoenixblight

    This is also Brendan McNamara’s second game he spoke up about the concept in an interview.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. YoungZer0

    @29: Fail. No way this is going to get done. Ever. If so, it’s probably going to be just as bad as LA Noire.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. DSB

    @29 Well, he also lead development on The Getaway.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Phoenixblight

    @31

    I know that but he spoke about a game that he wanted to do in China during the 30′s, this would be it.

    @30

    KMM wanted Brendan that was part of the deal.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. YoungZer0

    @32: Just goes to show what kind of company they are, that they don’t care about things like ‘work environment’.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Phoenixblight

    @33

    Well there is a way of controlling that aspect like removing the amount of control he has and just make him part of the concept crew. He could have power over what the game is about but no power over the resources. THere are more people like this in the industry than there are otherwise. Most of the time the companies put them in a remote area in the studio at least that’s what I have seen in my experience. Team Bondi in LA Noire just didn’t have a way to keep him in check since it was his studio.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. absolutezero

    I hope theres even more character breaking moments of sheer lunacy like the interview segments of LA Noire. Getting them wrong on purpose is more fun than the actual game itself.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. DSB

    Why did I never think of that?

    Usually when you did what the manual suggested you got it wrong.

    Because maybe they knew that you knew about the flickering eyes, or maybe you knew that they knew, that you knew…

    That’s great logic for a videogame :P

    #36 2 years ago
  37. absolutezero

    Theres some truely staggering segments as Cole bellows in innocent peoples faces.

    He keeps on getting promoted though, Cole Phelps the worst best cop in the city.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. DSB

    @37 That part feels totally realistic to me. It’s a police force, not a meritocracy :D

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Christopher Jack

    They’re going to have to change the name.
    By the way, I enjoyed L.A. Noire. Not the greatest game ever made but still a good one.

    #39 2 years ago