A quick post to update you with some minor news from the past 24 hours. Starting with the coolest. The legendary Patrick Brown who you'll most likely recognise from his amazing artworks he's created for GTA games as well as other franchises, has opened up a new website, and to celebrate has released a brand new work of art for GTA V:
In other news, the Xbox LIVE Marketplace received an update yesterday which makes various GTA V Avatar items available for purchase, including t-shirts, full outfits, and even Chop! View the collection for more details. And in a similar update in the very early hours of this morning, the PSN Store was also updated with various GTA V images you can set as your avatar, each available to purchase for $ 0.49.
Rockstar have unveiled 12 new GTAV screenshots today, as well as HD versions of a few we got from recent previews that had ugly watermarks on.
Perhaps of more interest is that Rockstar confirm we will get the first "proper unveiling of Grand Theft Auto Online" in August.
See all the GTAV screenshots in our gallery.
BradyGames is once again creating the official guide for a GTA games, as Grand Theft Auto V is currently receiving the same in-depth playthrough the previous games have had. Announced via press release today, the company has revealed there will be two editions of the guide available - a standard paperback copy, and a limited edition hardcover copy which contains additional content including a lithograph and a collection of illustrations.
BradyGames is thrilled to be creating the Grand Theft Auto V™ Signature Series Strategy Guide, bigger and better than ever and the only official guide that covers it all. This strategy guide leads you through the entire game, providing a comprehensive walk-through, detailed character outlines, complete mission and mini-games coverage, highly detailed maps and more.
Signature Series Features (9780744014679, $ 24.99, 8.5" x 11", 400 pages):
Limited Edition Features (9780744014952, $ 36.99, 8.5" x 11", 432 pages):
- Complete walkthrough for Grand Theft Auto V™
- Learn everything there is to know about the three playable lead characters, Michael, Franklin, and Trevor: their motivations, skills, unique special abilities and more;
- Mission maps identify key objectives, specify targets, and chart the fastest path to success;
- Complete coverage of all off-mission activities ranging from arms trafficking to tennis to properties and businesses;
- Our maps cover every square mile Grand Theft Auto V™ – Rockstar's biggest, most diverse and most detailed open world to date.
- Hardcover collectible guide;
- Exclusive lithograph of official Grand Theft Auto V™ artwork;
- A collection of Grand Theft Auto V™ illustrations;
- Plus, all of the tips and tactics that are included in our Signature Series guide.
The guide is due to be released on the same day as the game (17th September) and should be available from all good retailers. Amazon are currently providing 36% off the RRP quoted above, so you might want to go ahead and pre-order your copy right now to ensure you receive it on the day.
Amazon.com: Standard (current unavailable) | Limited Edition ($ 23.14)
Amazon.co.uk: Standard (current unavailable) | Limited Edition (£12.79)
Rockstar have updated the Rockstar Warehouse with some new GTAV gear today. You can now order the Official GTAV Cover Art Poster, Los Santos County Sherriff's Trucker Cap, and a Los Santos tee in either black or white.
Rockstar also stated that there will be "much more" merchandise coming throughout the summer.
CVG have managed to get an extremely rare audio interview with Imran Sarwar, Producer and Lead Mission Designer on GTAV at Rockstar North. Today's episode of their GTA5 O'clock show touched on a few details that were not previously mentioned in yesterday's previews by Game Informer. Below is a quick summary of interesting points from the interview, but you can listen to the whole thing by playing the YouTube video.
French gaming website JeuxActu has revealed an additional seven new GTA V screenshots. Unfortunately it doesn't look like anyone else has unwatermarked versions, but if we get hold of any we'll replace them. Without further ado, here they are:
GameInformer have been quick to post up a couple of new articles on some of GTAV's gameplay mechanics, shortly after today's gameplay trailer debuted. The articles focus on the specifics of Gun Combat and Customisation. Game Informer were also nice enough to give us 7 new screenshots! Summary of new info is after the screens.
It's here, the first official gameplay trailer for GTAV! We'll have screenshots and other details up soon. Keep checking back, and enjoy!
UPDATE: We've added a total of 225 screenshots taken from this trailer!
Rockstar have just announced that we'll finally be getting a GTAV gameplay trailer tomorrow at 3PM UK time (10AM Eastern US)!
Happy 4th of July to our American visitors. To help you celebrate escaping from the glorious British Empire, Rockstar have released a couple of high definition artworks. They're not new, we saw lower resolution ones many weeks ago, however we now have much higher resolution full widescreen versions of Lamar, and Jimmy and Tracey.
Lamar - Jimmy & Tracey
In addition, we've updated our GTAV artwork page with these and a couple of older ones we'd forgotten to add before.
After a few weeks with no new GTAV info, Rockstar have posted up a new Asked & Answered article featuring questions that fans have put to them in recent weeks. If you can't be bothered to read through the questions and answers, here's an extremely brief summary of them: