Posted November 2, 2012 by Adam in News

GTA V Marketing Begins In Earnest

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GTA V Marketing Begins In Earnest image

This week has seen a slew of new GTA V material being leaked, from posters which confirm a Spring 2013 release slot, to pre-order incentive photo viewers. The contents of which have already been released online.

By now a second trailer would have been released which would have yielded a further glimpse into the most highly anticipated title of 2013. Rockstar confirmed earlier this week that the release of the title for Playstation 3 and Xbox would be in Spring following leaked photos of posters which will be given away as a pre-order incentive as of this Monday.

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Shortly after, the limited edition photo viewer that forms a part of the pre-order incentive was also leaked online, showing some more tourist focused snaps of the Los Santos city and surrounding countryside such as Vinewood Hills, Vespucci Canals, Grapeseed, Zancudo River, and Del Perro Pier. Comforting to know that there is a sizable amont of the map situated outside of the typical cityscape, as the one thing I found missing from GTA IV was the scope and scale of San Andreas.

GTA V Marketing Begins In Earnest image

GTA V Marketing Begins In Earnest image

In a letter addressed to stores that will carry the pre-order incentives, there is reference to a second trailer having already been released. This was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy, with an update from Rockstar just yesterday on their newswire stating there was no power in their office. But there is every chance that there could be a weekend rush of work in order to get the trailer ready for the 5th November pre-order opener if the power situation improves

Asides from that, the only significant details to lean on at the moment comes from the prominence of Smartphones in the posters (as well as enabling key gameplay functions, perhaps you’ll finally be able to listen to radio stations on foot) and the reference on the Rockstar Newswire of “a re-imagined, present-day Southern California in the largest and most thriving game-world we have ever created set in the sprawling city of Los Santos and for miles beyond – from the tops of the mountains to the depths of the ocean.”

The things that are of interest to me at least, is the insistence that the game focuses only on Southern California (thereby ruling out a return to San Fierro and Las Venturas sadly), and the bottom of the ocean part… what on earth could they have stuck down there?

GTA V will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 next Spring and is available for pre-order on Monday 5th. And yes, I’m re-playing and falling back in love with San Andreas once again in the meantime.

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Playing games since I'd developed enough motor functions to hold a joystick. From Commodore 64 all the way through to the latest gen. Favourite games to play are FPS games and anything with a deep and compelling story and a world that draws you in. I also enjoy writing, film making and playing bass in whatever band will have me :)