Crack The First ‘L.A. Noire’ DLC Case June 21

Listen up, gumshoes: if you’ve already made your way through “L.A. Noire’s” assortment of cases, you’re probably chomping at the bit to get your grubby mitts on some new sleuthing missions. Lucky for you, Rockstar has posted a site that lists the first “L.A. Noire” downloadable-content as having a June 21 release date. If you managed to snag a code at Best Buy on release night, you even get the case gratis.

As we reported earlier this week, the first 16 people in line at Best Buy to pick up their copy of “L.A. Noire” on Monday night received a free code for the game’s first downloadable-content case, “Nicholson Electroplating.” The download adds an additional opportunity to slam the cuffs on a perp – I think I’ve been playing too much – through the game’s arson desk.

We’re not sure what the Nicholson Electroplating case is all about yet, but it clearly involves some foul play at the old coating-metal-objects-with-more-metal factory. Regardless, we’re not really going to know the true story until June 21.

The Rockstar site currently lists two entry forms, one for those lucky enough to receive the free download code, and one for those of us who would like more information on when the downloadable-content actually launches. The site instructs people in possession of a Best Buy code to return on June 21, when they’ll receive the appropriate download code for their console. I’m not sure why you would need an email notifying you when the downloadable-content releases, since we know it’s June 21 now, but to each his own.

There’s no indication as to how much “L.A. Noire” downloadable-content will cost – including the “Naked City” and “Slip of the Tongue” pre-order bonus cases – but I’m confident that information will become available in the coming days. Rockstar had previously announced that a “Rockstar Pass” would launch with “L.A. Noire,” but currently, it’s no where to be seen on either console’s marketplace.