A. Noire</a> when the game releases in May. It's a semi-refreshing change for an industry that demands any remotely popular game franchise must have a special edition. Of course, it's not a first for Rockstar — Red Dead Redemption also launched without a special edition.

“There won’t be any special edition release of L.A. Noire, just the preorder bonus content with certain retailers,” said Rockstar on its blog. The publisher confirmed that all of the pre-order bonus DLC will be made available as DLC after the game launches.

Heads up: L.A. Noire is like two months away now. Eeeeeee.