After dominating 2008 with the blockbuster Grand Theft Auto IV, and steamrolling through 2010 with the word-of-mouth sensation Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar Games is aiming to keep that momentum running into 2011 with its newest game, L.A. Noire. Due next spring, this is the rare Rockstar Game in which you don’t play a lowlife hoodlum/outlaw/gangster, but instead a detective working in late 1940s Los Angeles, a time period renown for shady dames, wide-brimmed hats, and a surfeit of darkly atmospheric crime to solve. And as the brand-new trailer makes clear, that detective is played by Mad Men‘s Aaron Stanton, i.e. Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce’s well-adjusted accounts man Ken Cosgrove. Clearly, Stanton’s new role isn’t quite as good natured. Check it out:

What do you think, PopWatchers — are you keen to dive into the shadowy world of post-war Los Angeles? Or are there just not enough aliens to blast away?

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