The original Grand Theft Auto video game debuted for the Playstation in 1997, but it wasn't until the power of the Playstation 2 arrived that we were introduced to the sandbox-style of gameplay that has made the GTA series so iconic. Part of what has made that sandbox style so appealing is the ability to jack any vehicle in the game and go joyriding across its ever expanding locales.

Grand Theft Auto 5 screencapThe last full-fledged GTA was the fourth installment that came out in 2008. It's been a long time coming, but next year the game's developers at Rockstar North will debut Grand Theft Auto V, which sets itself in a fictional and stylized version of the Los Angeles and Hollywood areas of California. The story is set around a father who moves to the area to start a new life, but as usual, his old one catches up with him.

Rockstar North debuted the game's first trailer today, and as usual, the selection of vehicles to steal, drive and use as tools for vehicular manslaughter are featured front and center. Check it out for yourself after the jump.


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      Mazdaspeed6
      • 3 Years Ago
      I cannot wait, greatest game of all time
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Brent Worrell
        • 3 Years Ago
        It was probably the best of the series. you couldnt beat that game in under 30 hours if ya tried (xbox achievement for GTA IV) it was way too involved.
      The Angry Intern
      • 3 Years Ago
      While I would have rather it was set in Vice City, going back to San Andreas will be pretty cool, too.
      tebs
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Jetplane is back!!!! yyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaBOiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!
      bowserusc
      • 3 Years Ago
      wow, really reminds me of LA (i'm a resident). Especially like the little nod to our giant oil industry.
      Joseph
      • 3 Years Ago
      So, I guess they don't have permission to use real brands?
        Rampant
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Joseph
        Well, most manufactures dont want their, cars shot, smashed, blown up, and so on.
          Philthy
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Rampant
          Specifically, used to mow down hundreds of pedestrians (with realistic blood spatter on the hood, natch).
        The Angry Intern
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Joseph
        Just get the PC version and wait for someone to make a realism pack. Someone's done it for every release since GTAIII....changes the cars to real cars, adds real companies to the buildings, etc.
      Ryan
      • 3 Years Ago
      I've watched this trailer at least 10 times since it was released. It'll easily be next holiday season, perhaps spring 2013 before it's actually released.
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ryan
        rumors are it will take place in 2012 with lots of goofs on the mayan apocalypse...so i guess there's a good chance for 2012 release
      Zak
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hot Coffee baby!
      jbm0866
      • 3 Years Ago
      I will play this and enjoy it. However...no matter how much time and effort Rockstar puts into their present and future games, GTA3 will always be the one that blew me away and got me hooked on 3D open world gaming.
      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      my hype meter is through the roof now!
      rty
      • 3 Years Ago
      R8 V10 spyder @0:57 :D
      Ed
      • 3 Years Ago
      Eh. The Saints Row series is a lot better, like GTA, back when it had a sense of humor.
        Ryan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ed
        Yeah, because GTA definitely has no sense of humor. Have you even played GTA IV? If so, you obviously have no sense of humor to begin with....
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