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With just 18 days till release of the biggest game of the year, Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar Games are beginning to ramp up the advertising. With that comes the new ‘Official Trailer’ they are calling it which will run as the first TV ad for the game (look out for it during this week’s Breaking Bad). There should still be a launch trailer, but until then let’s check out the new trailer and see what we can find.
The shortest trailer released so far, many may be disappointed but this is aimed at a completely different audience to the other trailers. It shows a small bite size part of the game and is aimed at people who probably haven't seen anything of the game so far. I think it does a good job of showing the protagonists though I would have liked to have seen more Franklin and less Michael in terms of screentime. It obviously can’t show everything this game has to offer in one minute as that’s impossible but overall it should get people wanting to know more.
The song is ‘Sleepwalkers’ by The Chaingang of 1974, a new track which is being premiered with GTA V and fits the trailer very well. There is not much we haven’t seen before but one of the main things is the first official showing of the return of tanks. We knew the army were back and saw drawings of a tank so it was heavily presumed but it’s nice to finally see one.
We also see what seems like Michael with full body armor and using a mini-gun. This looks really epic and could be a huge part of the story in some way. Or it could just be a random moment from the open world. More of the heists are shown and we see how Michael is talked into returning to crime by Trevor after he somehow wronged him previously. This is just a small glimpse at how this impressive story looks to unravel in the main game.
Trevor is shown to be incredibly happy inside a submarine. Perhaps he purchased it with his own money from a heist and that’s why he’s so happy. Though Trevor probably just takes whatever he wants. Other than that then is not much else to really go over. Just a short and sweet trailer that should get the general consumer excited for the game. I’m glad they seem to be showing the same locations and story beats in the trailers as it means there is such a huge amount that we have no idea about. Which is exactly what we want. Grand Theft Auto V releases on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 17th worldwide.