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Grand Theft Auto V official trailer released

The official trailer for Rockstar’s latest crime epic has arrived.

Los Santos: a sprawling sun-soaked metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities, once the envy of the Western world, now struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV. Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals plot their own chances of survival and success: Franklin, a street hustler looking for real opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score. Running out of options, the crew risks everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life.

GTA5 promises to be the biggest and most expansive volume in Rockstar’s premier series in both size and scope. The sheer amount of space that Los Santos and Blaine County take up is impressive enough, but the graphics look to keep up with the massive world. That’s no small feat for an open world title, a genre that usually forsakes stunning looks for freedom and things to do.

If GTA5 can pull off all of the above, it just might be a new high water mark for not only the series, but the whole genre. …and personally, I just wanna fly that jet.

Grand Theft Auto 5 arrives for the Xbox 360 and PS3 on September 17th.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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