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L.A. Noire developer's next game is Whore of the Orient for Xbox 720

Team Bondi working on police drama in 1936 Shanghai

Hold the phone. In fact, put the phone down and give this your undivided attention. Team Bondi has just unveiled its next game, a new IP for next generation consoles titled Whore of the Orient.

It's set in pre-WW2 Shanghai, and appears to be another sprawling detective yarn. Here's the first artwork and some blurb.

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"Shanghai, 1936. Whore of the Orient. Paris of the East. The most corrupt and decadent city on the planet, where anything can be had or done for the right price. Plaything of Western powers who greedily exploit the Chinese masses. Boiling pot of Chinese nationalism, with the Kuomintang ruthlessly trying to suppress Communism and the labour movement. Home to the International Police Force, a group of Western cops hopelessly trying to keep the lid on and keep the peace.

"From the development team who brought you L.A. Noire and The Getaway, along with the Academy Award winning film production team of Kennedy Miller Mitchell comes a completely new and original IP being developed for next generation games consoles and PC."

Interesting times. Team Bondi went bust with debts of over a million dollars last year, but was saved from the block by Australian-based production company KMM, creator of the Happy Feet franchise. The studio is now looking to hire animators, programmers and artists with AAA experience on Xbox 360 and PS3.

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