Grand Theft Auto V– GTA5 – GTAV – Trailer Preview Release November 2, 2011

The homepage of makers Rockstar Games featured the game logo Grand Theft Auto V with the promise: “TRAILER 11.02.11”. The title bar of the page simply had the hashtag #GTAV.

It was GTA V which became a top trend on Twitter as fans shared their excitement at the promise of a new game.

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Details have been leaked about the new RockStar game “Grand Theft Auto V” the day before its Nov. 2 trailer is released.

Grand Theft Auto V is said to be set in San Andreas, a fictional location that is a re-imagination of California with a touch of Nevada and Arizona mixed in. “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” was the first game to feature the fictional state, and the three major cities of the game included Los Santos (Based on Los Angeles), San Fierro (San Francisco) and Las Venturas (Las Vegas). Supposedly all three major cities are back, bigger and more detailed than ever.

The protagonist/hero character is named Adrian, and is apparently a Hispanic or Mexican/Latino gangster. The game takes place in 2012 and the Mayan end-of-the-world theory is in full effect. Grand Theft Auto V supposedly begins in Los Santos as Andria is beat up and robbed, left on a rival gang’s turf, Varrios Los Aztecas. With gangs back in the mix, the gang turf war mechanic is also back. The feature had players fight off waves of enemy gang members. If they survived the encounter they acquire the contested territory.

Apparently the military is also back in GTA V. Players will now be chased by the National Guard when they reach six stars of wanted level. The cover system has been upgraded and will play more smoothly. There will also be more girlfriends to woo. Parachutes are supposedly back, so air travel will once again be a bigger part of the game.

Multiplayer will return to the game, with 32-player matches for the console and 64-player games on the PC and also be a co-op story mode in GTA V.

Money also plays a big part of the new GTAV. The teaser image supports that theory, as the “V” in the title looks like it was printed on a dollar bill. The game story focuses on a big drug shipment that many gangs are fighting over, but not much more is known. The fifth installment also refers to “Grand Theft Auto V” throughout the game.

In GTA IV the player’s moral choices affected the end of the game. The mechanic seems to be back now with four different unique endings possible.

These rumors come from 4chan via The 4chan chat rooms are basically the Wild West saloon of the Internet, so news items coming from the forum must be viewed skeptically. The poster claims to be an employee of RockStar with a non-disclosure agreement, so the post was put up anonymously.

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