Okay, I know I was a bit snarky about the last little image teased by Rockstar. It was a couple of dudes in orange boiler suits and it wasn’t in-game art, it was the block-shaded style of cover art from previous entries in the series. But these image leaks have been more interesting because they’re illicit.
We recently saw a Polish website’s enthusiasm for the upcoming crime-em-up yield some new images that we said might hint at pets. There was a dog in them. Dogs are pets. This is how GTA V speculation works. So these new images, which appear to be box sleeve inserts to hold shelf space and entice pre-orders, offer us the chance for lots more lovely speculation. These were tweeted (and then hastily removed) by the Game Brighton twitter account.
As you can see, there’s a female police officer. She appears to be a bit grumpy, I won’t speculate why. Officer scowly-face has hooked herself a saucy looking female. We’ll assume, for the sake of continuity with the Grand Theft Auto themes, that it’s a prostitute. It’s all a bit suggestive. They’re on a promenade, lined with palm trees. Looks a bit like L.A. doesn’t it?
The second image isn’t much more revealing. It’s a guy sitting on the front end of a quad bike, brandishing a high powered rifle with a scope on it. It’s also very suggestively posed, although the lack of any saucy, prostitute-looking females means that my attention span is much shorter. I guess we can assume there’s quads in GTA V. And Rifles. Oh, and he’s in front of a desert backdrop so hopefully the big open spaces of the PS2 depiction of San Andreas are still there. Can’t wait to drive up that bloody mountain again.
Can you see anything I’ve missed? Anything interesting?