Rockstar have announced that L.A. Noire, the crime thriller game they are currently developing with Team Bondi, will be available on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 on May 20th in Europe and May 17th in North America.

L.A Noire puts the players the the shoes of an aspiring young Los Angeles detective, Cole Phelps as he solves cases and climbs the ranks of the LAPD.

The game also employs "ground-breaking new MotionScan performance-scanning technology, which utilizes 32 high-definition cameras to capture actors' faces in 3D, transferring every aspect of the performance into the game, enabling players for the first time to lip-read in-game characters and to read every facial expression down to the finest detail."