Nov 022011

Earlier today, Rockstar Games released the trailer for the latest installment in its Grand Theft Auto series, and even though I’m not much of a video game fan, I squee’d a little. For me, a huge part of the fun to be had playing GTA games comes from exploring the incredibly detailed sandboxes they encompass, wreaking havoc. Sure, I’ll do the missions, but sometimes, you just feel like stealing an ambulance and running a police blockade, you know what I mean? Plus, there’s always plenty of little Easter eggs to find, if you’ve got time between shootouts with the FBI. Grand Theft Auto V, it seems, will take the series back to the West-Coast-inspired San Andreas area, where there’s limitless amounts of criminal merriment to be made among the palm fronds. The Los Santos locale looks beautiful, and I can’t wait to turn my sociopathic digital persona loose within it.

(Link to video after the break.)

Check it out: Grand Theft Auto V Trailer

How slick does that look?

The trailer doesn’t give us much info about the game’s storyline, beyond a few basics, but it shows off the world of Los Santos beautifully. I’ve got itchy thumbs just thinking about all the neat stuff waiting to be discovered when the game comes out.

(And yeah, I am also looking forward to shooting those golfers. Does that make me a bad person? I guess it’s debatable.)

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