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  • Game Informer December Issue: Grand Theft Auto V




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    The details are included in the December issue of Game Informer, which carries an 18-page cover feature on the game. Below is a list of all the new details revealed in the cover feature:
    • GTA V "evolves nearly every mechanic, features the biggest world in series history and introduces a new technology that radically changes the way players control the game.
    • Three main characters are called Michael, Trevor and Franklin
    • Michael is retired, early 40s, a highly successful former bank robber. Retired in luxury after making a deal with the FIB. He's in the witness protection program, he hates his wife who spends his m oney and hates him too, he doesn't understand his two teenage kids Tracy and Jimmy, he's forced back into the game as his money is about to run out
    • Trevor is a career criminal, early 40s, drug user governed by his desires, prone to violent outbursts and destructive rampages, a loose cannon, former military pilot, used to work a bank jobs with Michael back in the day, always up for a heist
    • Franklin, repo man, mid 20s, a young and ambitious hustler, works for an Armenian luxury car dealership that sells cars to those who can't afford them, when they can't pay up he plays repo man. He stumbles into Michael while looking for a hustle.
    • A quick menu can be called up to switch characters, the camera pulls away into a Google Earth-style vantage point and then drops into wherever the chosen character is
    • Trevor is described as having a "maniacal personality"
    • Trevor is in Blaine County, a barren, rundown desert region filled with bikers, meth heads and other people from the fringes of society
    • Characters can "flick off" people and people react differently depending on the area. In a rough-and-tumble neighborhood the reaction will be different from someone in a posh boutique store
    • Rockstar's playtester pours a trail of gas away from a vehicle and drops a zippo lighter on it, the flame travels back and causes a huge explosion.
    • Franklin is seen on Vespucci Beach looking for a car he's to reposess
    • Waterfront activities include a muscle beach gym
    • He drops the top of the car once he gets in
    • Ammu-Nation is back
    • Each character has his own personality motivation and skillset
    • They go about their daily business when you're not in control, so you might find them in surprising situations when you take control of them again
    • Each character has a fleshed out story arc
    • Complicated, multitiered heist missions inspired by GTA IV's Three Leaf Clover are "peppered" into the game
    • Heists are a big theme
    • Rockstar is adressing mission diversity in pairing characters, it showed off a mission involving all three characters
    • The trio need to perform a snatch-and-grab to get the FIB off their bakcs
    • Trevor berates security agent guarding a chopper, Michael urges him to calm down but he keeps running his mouth, he only agreed to do the mission in exchange for help springing his friend Brad out of jail.
    • Franklin isn't to comfortable with Trevor
    • The three change outfits and rapell down the side of a skyscraper, when they arrive players take control of Michael rapelling down, the mechanic is reminiscent of Rainbow Six Vegas
    • The musical score seems to react to the action
    • They extract the target by holding him hostage with one arm while pointing a gun at interrogators with the other, at that point an icon appears giving the player the option to switch character
    • You can stay as Michael and try and pick of the enemies or select franklin, switch to his perspective and snipe them from afar.
    • Transition is smooth and camera angle helps you adjust
    • During the chase through Los Santos the player can switch to Trevor to pilot the getaway, snipe the other pilots as Franklin, or fire an assault rifle out the back of a chopper as Michael
    • Rockstar is leveraging cinematic tricks learned from Max Payne 3
    • Rockstar thinks GTA V is its strongest plotted game yet
    • Most of the gameplay mechanics have been built from the ground up
    • Cars hold better to the ground, Rockstar thought they were a bit "boat like" in GTA 4, it feels more like a racing game
    • Shooting has evolved "a long way" in terms of feel and mechanics
    • Melee is better, "it's never going to be as big a deal as shooting" but Rockstar "wants to make it feel really fun and strong"
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            • #7
              Sweet thanks for posting i haven't read the whole thing yet just quick notes on IGN. Kinda dissapointed they took romance and real estate away, but they make up with the size of the map.

              Will read the whole thing later
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              • #8
                I saw it available for pre-order whilst shopping today, that's when it began to sink in that it's actually happening, I really can't wait!
                Come On You Blues! GO BRONCOS!

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                  I can't wait either. I've been playing GTA 3 lately, which I still think is one of he greatest games I've ever played. I hated GTA 4, I really hope the driving is how it was in the GTA 3 series instead of the way it was in GTA 4.

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                  • #10
                    When does it come out?
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                      Originally posted by HUMCALC View Post
                      When does it come out?
                      Spring I think
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                        Originally posted by HUMCALC View Post
                        When does it come out?
                        Originally posted by EvertonBroncos View Post
                        Spring I think
                        My brother in law thought spring too but EBGames says 12/31/13.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DenverBlood View Post
                          My brother in law thought spring too but EBGames says 12/31/13.
                          Definitely spring. I think the official date is March 31, 2013
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                            Looks amazing. Will be a day one buy for me.

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                              Originally posted by VenomousDB View Post
                              Definitely spring. I think the official date is March 31, 2013
                              Well someone should inform EBGames then. They'll lose a ton of money if they wait till December 31st to sell it.

                              I was talking to my brother in law about EBGames announcing it for December of 13 on 360 and PS3 seemed odd anyway.

                              I know a lot of people expect to have the new systems out by then. So why put GTA V on the old systems if you could put it on the new ones. And it would be a great game to display the capabilities of the new systems.

                              Unless either 1 the new systems won't come out or 2 the release date is wrong. And according to you it's wrong.

                              March on the current systems would make a lot more sense.
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