If the anticipation for Grand Theft Auto V was not already immense, Rockstar Games just turned it up a notch by releasing an official trailer to fall’s must-have video game.
Barely over a minute in length, the drama and action-packed teaser does not hold back on what’s to come on September 17.
Rockstar Games has previously posted trailers specifically relating to the feverishly-anticipated game’s gameplay and online environment and provided closer looks at its various characters and locations on the game’s official website. This trailer aims to show the complete package however and gets its TV debut in the US on Sunday during an episode of the similarly crime-ridden Breaking Bad. It focuses on the three main characters – retired criminal Michael, crazed career criminal Trevor Phillips and repo man Franklin – and how they came to be working together. ‘A few weeks ago I was happily sulking by my swimming pool,’ Michael says. ‘Then my psychotic best friend shows up out of nowhere to torture me over mistakes I made over a decade ago.’ Grand Theft Auto V’s more explosive moments are teased as the trailer draws to a close, with Gatling guns, parachute jumps and low-flying fighter jets abound. (Metro UK)
New adult-oriented details of what gamers can expect from GTA V surfaced online last week.
Earlier today, the Entertainment Software Rating Board gave the year’s biggest video game title an official “M” rating. Like its predecessors, Grand Theft Auto V will be for the mature audience; but unlike the past, we’ll be seeing a few new eye raising innovations to the open-world action game. First, nudity has been added from a female and male perspective (LLOYD!); which the ladies will be seen topless for your lap dance breaks at a local Los Santos strip club; and males at a confidential location that shows exposed genitalia in non-sexual context. Players will also be able to receive sexual favors from prostitutes; and while there will be no nudity, you’ll be able to hear various sexual moaning sounds in the process (hunts point?). Implied fellatio and masturbation will be shown as well, but which we’re not going to go too deep into those areas. (Free OnSmash)
Information on the game’s emphasis on adding open drug usage to the gameplay action also turned up earlier this month.
Lastly for the drug side of things, open drug use has also been added with sequences of players being able to smoke from a bong or a marijuana joint, with cocaine use also depicted as well. Rockstar Games also revealed today a new partnership with West Coast Customs for the upcoming unveiling of the 2013 Bravado Banshee. We’re only four weeks away from the titles release, so stay tuned for more information leading up to the launch. (Free OnSmash)
Aside from a heavily anticipated campaign mode, the franchise’s latest title is expected to reach uncharted territory in its online play.
The trailer shows a lot of the team-based gunfights that you’d expect. Rockstar has added some context to the violence, though. Players will apparently go on missions to rob banks, steal cargo planes and more. GTA IV had a few co-op missions like “Deal Breaker” and “Hangman’s Noose,” but the missions in GTA V allow for than just four players. Rockstar says that GTA Online supports up to 16 players. There’s plenty of other things for players to do with each other besides kill. Rockstar is making use of the new vehicle types like jetskis and airplanes with checkpoint races. It looks like players will be able to compete with each other in the various minigames throughout Los Santos as well, such as tennis or arm wrestling. (Cinema Blend)
Check out the game’s official trailer: