Big News Regarding GTA V

-Marcus Lawrence

Fans of Grand Theft Auto, the moment you’ve been waiting for has arrived! The first official details of GTA V have been announced. The next cover for Gameinformer shows off three men walking with guns and bags of money and these three are the protagonists. Yup, GTA V will feature three protagonists for the first time in the game’s history.

We start off with Michael, a retired bank robber in his early 40’s who is under the witness protection program. Because his wife wasted his fortune away, Michael is forced “back into the game.” Michael’s friend, Trevor, is the second protagonist who is around the same age as Michael and is depicted as a “drugged out psychopath”. To make matters worse, he’s also a career criminal and susceptible to outbursts of violence. Lastly we have Franklin; a young man in his mid-20’s who just so happens to be a repo man. Considering his age, Franklin is described as “the young and capable one of the bunch.” Together, these three men must work in unison to pull off heists, which are being described as “a big theme in the game.”

Each character has their own unique skillset which will offer players three different ways of playing. Heists will be a key element in GTA V but players can also experience random moments like chasing down muggers or robbing cash vans. The game will feature online multiplayer but Rockstar has been very hush about the details.

During their time with GTA V, players can explore the new city known as Los Santos. From what Rockstar is claiming, Los Santos is the biggest open world created, “bigger than Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto IV and San Andreas combined.” Underwater locations scattered throughout the city can also be explored for the first time.

From all the details that Rockstar has released, GTA V looks like it might be a promising title. Grand Theft Auto V is expected to hit shelves in Spring 2013 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.