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Thursday November 3, 2011 10:04 am
Grand Theft Auto V trailer [Video]
After months of speculation, Rockstar Games on Wednesday released a trailer for Grand Theft Auto V. In a little over a minute and 20 seconds, Rockstar sets the scene for the highly anticipated game and introduces what is presumably the main character.
The trailer answers a few questions. First of all, the game seems to be returning to the fictional state of San Andreas, specifically to Los Santos, a city based on Los Angeles. The narrator of the trailer also seems to be the main character. His voiceover suggests that he is a reformed criminal who has moved back to Los Santos to pursue a life on the straight and narrow.
He said he wanted to "retire ... from that line of work. Be a good guy for once. A family man." Gamers can assume that’s probably not going to be the case, as the trailer progresses into clips of car chases and holdups.
But this is all purely speculation at this point.
Rockstar has not released any additional details about the game. The first confirmation of its existence came last week, when Rockstar announced the game on its Web site along with promises of the trailer, which hit the Internet earlier today.
GTA V's release date is unknown, but many suspect (or perhaps hope) that the game will hit stores in 2012. Others still have predicted that Rockstar is waiting to release the game until Sony and Microsoft release their next-generation PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is the last installment in the series. It has sold 22 million units since its 2008 release. As a whole, the franchise has sold 114 million copies since it debuted in 1997.
For your first look at GTA V, see the trailer above.
This article, written by Leslie Horn, originally appeared on PCMag.com and is republished on Gear Live with the permission of Ziff Davis, Inc.
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