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The gear of L.A. Noire (photos)

A few of the unusual promo items for the new retro mystery game L.A. Noire.

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T-shirt packed in a police evidence bag

This slideshow shows off some of the unusual promo items used to promote the new video game L.A. Noire.

First up, a T-shirt wrapped in a plain brown envelope sealed with official-looking red "evidence" tape.

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1940s-style flashlight

A classic vintage-looking flashlight, similar to one used in the game, with a small game logo etched into it.
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Can of vintage soup

If this can of potato leek soup pertains to a case in the game, we haven't gotten that far yet. Packed inside, instead of delicious soup, was a vacuum-packed T-shirt.
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Black notebook

A real-world version of the detective's notebook used in the game.
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Magnetic serial killer letters

Good for leaving an anonymous ransom note on your refrigerator.

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