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New GTA V Info Release, More Than Just Cover Art

Probably features a bit of crime.

For GameInformer, belonging to the world’s largest retailer of videogames must be a double edged sword. On one hand, people will constantly be curious as to how much influence the desire to sell things has on editorial decisions (we’re told that it’s none at all, by the way). On the other hand, that buying power and prominent placement near the cashpoint in GameStop stores, means publishers are lining up to give you exclusive cover reveals and info dumps.

Rockstar is one such publisher, finally ending the steady drip of images that have been publicising GTA V thus far. GameInformer has just gone live with their cover art (below) and some extra little details about the game itself, which is nice. All this, of course, comes ahead of the much-touted trailer release that we’re expecting next week – as part of another special deal with a large outlet, IGN, as is the wont of the global PR community.

We didn’t get much yet though – there’s three protagonists and they’re used in a “groundbreaking way” according to the tease on GameInformer.com. They also say that the new Los Santos is the largest open world Rockstar has ever created, which is not at all surprising. The magazine is out for digital subscribers at 2PM Central, which is 8PM GMT, so we’ll have more information shortly after that.

30 Comments
  1. Alex C
    One for all.
    Since: Forever

    Guy on the right looks like last-gen Max Payne.

    Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 17:06.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      Looks like Sam Worthington to me.

      Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 17:10.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        To be fair to you both, kinda looks like a hybrid of the two to me! :)

        Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 17:28.
  2. Taylor Made
    Member
    Since: Oct 2011

    Also I heard b bup can’t remember his name from San Andreas is going be in the game. He was voiced & revealed by the rapper calle Game for those who don’t listen to rap lol he is dope

    Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 17:09.
    • Peter Chapman
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      Yeah, The Game is coming back as B Dup, apparently. hopefully CJ is in it too, maybe the middle guy is related to him somehow?

      Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 17:17.
      • Taylor Made
        Member
        Since: Oct 2011

        He is called Game now lol Triple H & the wrestling federation told him change his name or they will sue.

        Didn’t B Dup die though that mission kill Dup in SA

        Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 17:20.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        Spoilers!!! :D

        Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 17:29.
      • Sympozium
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        was he dat lousy rapper that had you stealing lyrics?

        Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 21:26.
      • PS3RULEZ890
        Member
        Since: Oct 2012

        Sympozium that would be OG Loc who works at the fast food joint.

        Comment posted on 09/11/2012 at 14:41.
  3. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    Am disappointed it’s just Los Santos but if it’s very detailed and feels like a city, i don’t mind it being LS only. Now we just need to see another trailer, some gameplay(Read:A rockstar dev running over a hooker after he’s had sex with said hooker in game).

    Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 17:17.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      Do we need to see gameplay to know it will feature people that need to be steered by cars, awkward use of shoulder buttons, poor targeting, floaty almost flying cars, endless map-marker missions that get boring… but yet somehow despite being borderline rubbish is actually an amazing ‘playground’ to go nuts in taking up loads of your free-time?

      Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 17:29.
      • teflon
        Community Team
        Since: May 2009

        Maybe they fixed all of that?

        Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 17:42.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        You know what they say, 18th times a charm.

        Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 17:51.
  4. Alex C
    One for all.
    Since: Forever

    Wonder if there’s time zones here. Bloke on the right looked much older in the first trailer, no?

    Someone else said that bridge is the one into The Grove, too. =)

    Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 17:18.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      It is clearly set in the future because that is the Police precint from Blade Runner in the background, the tall round building.

      Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 17:22.
  5. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    As we’re all spotting and jotting I’ve noticed zero females in this game. Looks like it’s some sort of homoerotic romp which’ll please many. I’ll just draw a selection of tits on the screen and try to match-up the more effeminate characters so I feel placated.

    Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 17:33.
    • Forrest_01
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      Is ‘spotting & jotting’ like ‘popping & locking’?

      I now have a vision of everyone sat behind their monitors doing the robot.

      Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 17:43.
    • Peter Chapman
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      There was a saucy female being arrested by a lady cop in one of the previous art releases.

      Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 18:06.
  6. Forrest_01
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    Ooh – Exclusive – Shaving is in the game!

    You can see that the chappie in the front is wearing the clean shave look, the guy to the right has a five o’clock shadow & the guy on the left clearly hasn’t bothered for a couple of days.

    Replaces weight lifting/body sculpting from GTA SA & if you don’t bother with it, rather than get fat, you just look like jesus at the end of the game.

    Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 17:34.
    • The Lone Steven
      Never heard of him.
      Since: May 2010

      And you need make sure your guy visits the loo every now and then unless you want to have a shit experience. As well as getting checked for STDs after using a hooker.

      Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 17:39.
    • hazelam
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      that would explain why there’s not playable female characters, they want to show off the new facial hair engine they’ve developed. ^_^

      Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 18:25.
  7. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    All 3 protagonists look like very different characters, should be really good to see what each of their storylines are!

    Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 17:41.
  8. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    shame they’ve still yet to include a woman as the lead character in the dozen GTA games they’ve made so far.

    that’s annoying, but not as bad as finding out they’d left all the fun out of the last game.

    Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 18:02.
  9. Peter Chapman
    Team TSA: Editor
    Since: Forever

    This has popped up somewhere on the internet (it came to my inbox). Very interesting/exciting :)

    Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 18:03.
    • Taylor Made
      Member
      Since: Oct 2011

      What about the last GTA guy didn’t he make it

      Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 18:15.
    • Kennykazey
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      This could be amazing! But Tommy Vercetti would be the oldest, so swap the two on the sides and voila!

      Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 18:21.
    • hazelam
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      damn, claude hasn’t aged well. O_O

      Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 18:23.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        oh, and if they’re bringing back Vercetti, they gotta get Ray Liotta back.

        Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 18:24.
  10. MICKY17
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    3 way co-op? Now that would be something!!

    Comment posted on 08/11/2012 at 18:06.

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