New Details About 'Whore of the Orient'

By Joseph Leray

According to some recently posted job listings, Whore of the Orient -- the new game from L.A. Noire director Brendan McNamara -- is ramping up production soon, with a projected (and probably optimistic) release date in 2015.

Orient will be "narrative action adventure, similar in genre to L.A. Noire," using the same MotionScan facial technology made famous by Team Bondi's 1940s epic. The lead animator position calls for "realistic human animation."

These details aren't altogether surprising, given McNamara's work on L. A. Noire, but there's enough here to raise a few eyebrows. Team Bondi's assets were liquidated and its doors closed after the release of L.A. Noire, and it seems strange to jump right back into the kind of grand, ambitious project that scuttled the studio in the first place.

Most of Team Bondi has since been brought on at Kennedy Mitchell Miller, a film studio best known for Mad Max and Happy Feet.

Whore of the Orient takes place in Shanghai in 1936, a time known for its decadence and relative lawlessness -- the perfect environment for an open-world free for all. Warner Brothers is likely distributing the game to next-gen consoles and PC,

[GamesJobsDirect (1,2,3) via Kotaku]

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