We’ve finally broken through the 60 day barrier everyone – it’s now less than 60 days wait until we, you and everyone else can get their hands on Grand Theft Auto V! Kind of makes you feel like doing this… who knew Trevor could dance do well?
Is it just us or is September 17 taking its sweet time in getting here? On the one hand we’ve broken through the 90 day/three month barrier (check out the countdown timer on the left), but on the other hand we still have 84 days to go. To add to the suspense, we’ve had no real news or fresh screenshots/video for quite some time – until today.
First, Gamestop has some recent posters, including one showing new artwork (update – see below). In it, you can see Franklin and Michael in the midst of planning a heist and sorting out the arsenal of weapons they’re gonna need. Pretty cool.
Update: the artwork above is not new, but (like the image below) the quality and format is.
Secondly, you might remember the “Easy Rider” Trevor image that we posted a while back. The problem is the pic was pretty low quality. Well a Hungarian gaming site – GTAGames.hu – has found a much better version, which we’ve embedded below for you. The watermark is a shame, but what ya gonna do?
A recent GTA V article from Polish magazine PSX Extreme has been scanned and posted on the web, and aside from the new image (great to see Rockstar paying homage to Easy Rider) there’s also quite a bit of new information. It’s true meaning may have been (somewhat) lost in translation, but nevertheless, read on…
When one of your other characters (ie one you are not controlling) is on the verge of death, you will hear warning signals (possibly vocal cues or music) alerting you to the fact they are in trouble (and presumably you need to switch to them to help out).
The military base will contain a massive selection of different military vehicles. You can reach it un-noticed and access the equipment if you are good enough.
There are three ways to transition between your characters: (1) automatic; (2) while viewing a movie; and (3) player initiated (clicking the appropriate HUD button).
After Chop (Franklin’s dog) plays his main role he can get lost and end up in the pound if Franklin neglects him (think horses in Red Dead Redemption).
Transitions between characters will not take more than 10 seconds maximum.
When you die the screen goes blurry.
The quality of in-game graphics is just as good as has been shown in the trailers (hooray!).
The Vinewood sign is visible from any corner of the city and if you climb the sign, you’ll get a one-star wanted level. Doing anything illegal like this will be enforced (like walking over a car bridge, climbing onto the roof of a train, etc).
Just about every big house in the map has a tennis court and they can all be played on.
You can get hit by lightning.
You need to obey road rules or else you will get a one-star wanted level.
There will be drunk drivers that you’ll need to look out for on the road.
There’s lots of car wrecks and other vehicle under the sea for you to explore – planes, boats, bodies, etc.
Driving a golf cart anywhere but on a golf course will earn you a fine.
As your wanted-level increases, the rhythm and intensity of the in-game music increases.
Four new GTA 5 screenshots have sneaked their way into the wild and we’ve now added them to our image gallery below for you to check out. The underwater scuba and submarine shot is pretty cool (and makes you wonder just how far will this undersea exploration thing will go..), but probably the biggest, newest piece of information to come out of the new pics is cops on motorbikes.
In the image with Trevor driving the yellow muscle car, you can clearly see he is being chased by not only a SWAT team and normal police cruiser, but a couple of cops of motorbikes. This is a first for the GTA series.
The three character trailers for GTA 5 have been released and let me say this game is gonna be AWESOME. Check out all three clips within the single video below – first Michael, then Franklin, and finally Trevor (in our opinion, saving the best for last).