Midnight Club Los Angeles from Rockstar Games

While I was at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) this year, Rockstar games had a very impressive display booth. While I was not really too impressed with Wii Table Tennis, they had an advanced display to show their newest game Midnight Club: Los Angeles. Rockstar had just shown this game at the E3 Video game convention earlier this year, and they transformed a curtained-off area of their PAX display into a small theater so they could show their demo.

In case you don’t know, Midnight Club: Los Angeles is fourth in a street racing game series that transports the player into the world of The Fast and the Furious. I was quite impressed with the demo that I saw as players drive through the streets of LA. The developers spent a lot of time making certain that all the details were genuinely authentic, and their hard work paid off.

The game includes a mapping feature that shows L.A. from the sky. I must confess that I have never driven in L.A., but I’m certain that after playing this game, I probably wouldn’t get lost. If a player gets lost in the game, there is a GPS so they won’t lose his or her way. I couldn’t help but notice that all the billboards were for authentic products with attractive female models. I’m wondering if that is what L.A. streets really have those billboards, but there is no way to keep those up to date.

Sure, it’s fun driving around virtual L.A. streets, but most gamers are interested in the competitive racing aspect of the game. Midnight Club: Los Angeles is designed to keep players on the road and racing as much as possible. Players have the option of quickly challenging, and even getting to the place where the race starts instantly. There are, of course, cops along the way who will want to spoil your fun.

Unfortunately, all they had available was video footage, nothing that PAX attendees could actually try for themselves. I have no idea how good the gameplay is, but I can’t imagine it being different from the other Midnight Club games.

I was told by the Rockstar representative that all the cars are completely customizable, down to the stitching in the leather seating. Players will also have the option of adjusting their views from a driver’s POV and third-person view. For the first time, I was also told that players have the opportunity to use motorcycles if they wish.

Midnight Club: Los Angeles is expected to be out in March/April of 2008. From what I have seen, it should be quite a hit.

Comments 46 comments

jay 8 years ago

nice pics i m so buying this game!


dylan 8 years ago

this game is going to rock


dylan 8 years ago

dude i am also buying it it looks soooo coooooooooooool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


edd tovar 8 years ago

does this game have this list of cars

keoningsegg ccxr

lamborghini reventon

ferrari 45

lamborghini murcielago 40th anniversiry edition

callaway c12 coupe

ssc ultimate aero

1994 mclaren f1

lamborghini 2001 diablo vt 6.0 se

bristo 2006 fighter t

hyundai genesis coupe concept

tvr sagaris

mercades benz slr 722

1999 pontiac gto concept

pagani zonda

hyundai tiburon

ferrari 599 gtb

lamborghini concept s

acura hsc conept

chevy camero conjcept

gumpert apollo sport

spyker c 12 zagato

noble m12

ford shelby gr-1 concept

maserati mc12 corsa

callaway c16 cometh

ferrari fxx

saleen s5s raptor

lamborghini lp450 roadster gt-r

lamborghini miura concept

If the game has some or all those carsI will do anything for a ps3 and that game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Edem 8 years ago

WOW,THIS GAME IS GREAT,i CANNOT FIND ANY PROBLEM IN IT,THE GREATEST GAME IN THE WORLD,NICE JOB ROCKSTAR GAME,i AM SURE i WILL BUY IT.


adam 8 years ago

Its the end of april its not out waaaaaaaaaaaa i cant wait i need this game i already have all of thr midnight clubs


justice 8 years ago

does this game have any skylines /evos or /impreza sti's


wynton 8 years ago

can you put in an Audi R8.


wynton 8 years ago

Put in some good rap music like 50 also the uther good songs that came out this year.


anthony 8 years ago

dude! wtf!!! its already june and it still hasnt came out yet!!! i want that game so fucking bad, its not even funny!!! hurry up rockstar! and release the damn game already!!!


Dez 8 years ago

Hey this game looks pretty wicked, if u guys go on ebay.ca/com/ u can preorder the game for $61-$65, i've already done that and i'm getting it for PS3 Sept 9th 2008,so yeah, pretty fucking dope


LiL Wayne 8 years ago

I cant wait for this game to come out it should of came out in april whats taking so long


Haus 8 years ago

Dude, why doesn't anyone ever think there are going to be Porsches?!?!?!?!?!


unknown 8 years ago

Didnt yallz hear the relees date is being pushed back 2 october 08 go to gamespy.com a they ll tell u bout it


Bullet 8 years ago

This game is going to be bad-ass, i mean customizing the inerior of your car!!! Jeez...and now the release date is August 9, 2008...soooo excited, just hope they have good body-kits for the 350z, and an '04 stang....great job RockStar, just would've been better if i had it hmm...i don't know...Right Now!


Chris 8 years ago

I Live ten minutes from LA, so it might be hard to convince of all the details being correct. I'm more interested in how playable the third person view is, and also the wheel compatability. I mean damn, when will they just make a 360 wheel with a clutch and seperate gear box!!


mike 8 years ago

i hope they will have the hummer h3,the new dodg chager


Axel 8 years ago

The Audi R8 is in it!! UHUUUUU

I love It!!! ;D


Samuel 8 years ago

I hope so much that there'll be a Supra mkiv!!


Drazic 8 years ago

It's gotta have a Toyota Supra mkIV Twin Turbo in it! It's got Skyline, Evo, RX-8, RX-7 and other top-end tuners, it's got to have a Supra in it!! Please!


none of yours 8 years ago

this game is going to have every thin in it and it comes out october 22 2008 duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


dipsetttt 8 years ago

moooo


dipsetttt 8 years ago

moooo


RAVEN 8 years ago

hahaha noobs, it already out...well for me it is anyways :) and guess what, IT OWNS...sorry no, IT PWNS


devin 8 years ago

game is ok. no supra, no R8. car list is a little short. great fun, great customization, but im a little disappointed. and motorcycles apparently weigh more than cars do....


Barnesy 8 years ago

i was wondering if they will put more cars in the game the game is great needs more sweet cars like

SUPRA

NISSAN SKYLINE R35

FERRARI 360 Or ANY FERRARI

MERCEDES SLR MCLAREN

HONDA S2000

VAUXHALL CORSA OR ASTRA WOULD BE LUSH


Barnesy 8 years ago

i was wondering if they will put more cars in the game the game is great needs more sweet cars like

SUPRA

NISSAN SKYLINE R35

FERRARI 360 Or ANY FERRARI

MERCEDES SLR MCLAREN

HONDA S2000

VAUXHALL CORSA OR ASTRA WOULD BE LUSH


david stevens 8 years ago

this game dosent have the toyota supra kinda sad makes me not wanna buy it bad mistake rockstar you fucked up i give this game a 5 outa 10


sid 7 years ago

this is the best frikin game ever, its even better than burnout and it does have the audi R8


jonesy 7 years ago

how do u get the r8??


chelsee 7 years ago

ya the game is sweeeeeeeeeeeeet !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


COOL MAN 7 years ago

This game is very exellent


Manuule 7 years ago

The R8 is only available though the rockstar games scocial club. Read the car listings in the box it came in that's what it's for


tayeef 7 years ago

midnight club rockes


emily 7 years ago

is it free


emily 7 years ago

is it free


dainel 7 years ago

you suck i hate this it is so bad how do you down load it oh yeah you cant loser


alfie 7 years ago

love midnight club los angeles had it for quite some time now still not bored of it


coby 7 years ago

this is defintly wat u call a game that gets everyones attetion


ddvipergts 6 years ago

sucks.... i was hoping for a toyota supra


natalie 6 years ago

wow....so funny?hahahagood


paul 6 years ago

Your things are crap man


Road kill 6 years ago

This game is awsom n I got platinum on it sweet


nowfal 6 years ago

this game is d best streetracing game in the whole world.

i lloooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeee iiiiiiiiit.rockkkkkkkkksssssss man


kayla sweeten 5 years ago

those cars are only in the old midnight club games really im going to beleave tha those cars yu can get on ps3 yu really cant


JAHIEM GREAVES 4 years ago

look hard

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    More by this Author


    Click to Rate This Article
    working