Rockstar has announced an addition to hit video gaming franchise, Grand Theft Auto, and has set a September 17 release date for the newest addition.
Having throroughly introduced GTA V’s three protagonists in the previous trailer series, Rockstar evidently wants to use this gameplay trailer to show how it all fits together when you play. Character switching was shown off both on- and off-mission: during heists, you can switch between Michael, Franklin and Trevor instantly, but off-mission the game zooms out to a map of Los Santos and then zooms back in on whatever they happen to be doing (we see Michael interrupted at the end of a bike ride with his habitually ungrateful son). We saw a snippet of a skyscaper heist first talked about last year, with Trevor in a helicopter and Michael rappelling down the sheer glass walls of the building, and a jewellery store heist that offers an element of choice: feed gas through the vents and go in quietly, or go for a good old-fashioned stick-up.
But most of the new things we saw were optional: tennis, golf and cycling all look like deep game systems in themselves rather than basic mini-games. We also glimpsed base-jumping, previously mentioned but never shown. You can also invest the money that you make in the stock market and in property, using what looks like a whole self-contained in-game Internet. We’ve seen diving before, but there’s also a whole hunting sim in there, taking advantage of the SoCal wilderness. (IGN)