Whore of the Orient

Whore of the Orient image and first details tease Shanghai setting

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LA Noire creator Brendan McNamara announced his new project, Whore of the Orient, back in November. A few precious flakes of fresh information have landed on the Whore of the Team Bondi site, including a blurb that fills in a bit of background.

1936 Shanghai is the setting, described in the fresh front page text as "the most corrupt and decadent city on the planet, where anything can be had or done for the right price."


Whore of the Orient is the new game from L.A. Noire's director

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Depending on who you talk to, LA Noire was either a compelling masterpiece or a grand folly. One thing’s for sure, though; its creator Brendan McNamara had an ambitious idea for a game and followed it through.

His next game seems to be taking a similar retro-tact to LA Noire. According to Kotaku, it’s “one of the great untold stories of the 20th century.” Oh yeah, it’s also called Whore of the Orient - but we’re not sure how long that name will stick before a concerned parent makes them change it to “Chinese Detective Story”.