Lesser known gaming website Kikizo has come up with an incredibly detailed preview of GTA IV which they published recently, seems like we completely missed it. Like all the other previews we've seen recently in magazines and on the Internet, Kikizo received the same demo, however they picked up on a lot more of the intricate details that we missed out on. I've highlighted a few points of interest from the article below, some we may have covered already, but perhaps not in so much certainty or with clarification from Rockstar.
You may have read on a number of gaming websites over the past week or so, news that a financial analyst has suggested that Rockstar should delay the release of Grand Theft Auto IV by up to two weeks so that it is not so close to the release of Microsoft's Halo 3 (due for release in late September). According to this Kikizo article, they contacted Rockstar for comment who then contradicted the by confirming that GTA IV is indeed on schedule for release in late October - you can now breathe a sigh of relief.
I would definitely suggest you read the Kikizo preview in full as it is very detailed and exactly what the hardcore fans like yourselves want to read.
Thanks to J.Combs for sending this in.
The quote they got from the pedestrian "Do you know in Italy they get three hours for lunch?!" might be hinting at Italy as being a setting for a future GTA game...Italy would be a pretty good location and for some reason...it never really crossed my mind.
If this Liberty City is either as big as the old model or bigger...I'll be happy.
I'm hoping there's a Heavy Metal radio station.
I don't know why they'd think of releasing it two weeks later because of Halo 3...it's supposed to be released on September 25th...my birthday.
Anyways, some good info here. I'm gonna read the rest of it right now.
I don't know why you're all complaining that none of this is new. I know it's not majorly important details, it's more of a clarification post than anything else. I didn't even know about this article until yesterday after receiving an email about it. After reading it had the following things:
A song name confirmed, clarification on size of LC, clarification on length of game, a ped quote, as well as other comments from R*, I thought it may be useful to post it. Because before I posted this, some of those things were still debatable, for example the size of Liberty City - there's even a topic in the GTA IV forum about the 100 hour completion time so obviously now that it's been debunked you're all slightly wiser, no?
I don't know about you lot but when reading this I thought Kikizo put a lot more detail into their article than in other previews we've seen.
In addition to this, the fact they also posted a separate article (just yesterday) with confirmation from R* that GTA IV won't be delayed because of Halo 3, I thought I would bundle it with the above to make the news post worthwhile. Yeah we're a little late, but so what, how many other GTA sites can you honestly say have coverage that competes with us, I can think of 2 that definitely do, maybe 3 at the most. I won't name names but some certain GTA sites are really slacking nowadays when they used to be pretty good...
@Urbanoutlaw: Yes of course it's October 16th, you been living under a rock or something?
well, at least it's a clarification, but i thought it would be something else when i saw the latest news.
and they really should consider about delaying it, because halo 3 is one big game!
i couldn't play two great games at the same time, it would make the GTA IV or halo 3 entitled: not so great
lets face it guys, it would ruin the GTA IV preview if the gamers are playing HALO 3 at the time
there could be a war of fans
Hey Chris, whad'dup. Not under a rock, just last time I offered up anything on GTA4, I accidentally started Demogate.
If EGM publishes in UK, the issue I picked up today (JULY 07) might interest you, 8 pages of comparing LY to NYC.
Don't forget to take a break & eat.