As GTA V’s fall release date nears, Rockstar has slowly begun to ramp up the hype for their latest entry into the industry’s most iconic sandbox gaming franchise. While prior teasers have introduced us to the game’s three (!) protagonists, this week marks the first time we’ve been given actual gameplay footage to view and squee over. So what will you be able to do in GTA V? The answer to that seems to be everything, and more.
So let’s make a list of all the things it appears the player can do in the game based on this trailer.
Fly any number of aircraft; scuba dive; boat; rob banks; Sea-doo; dune buggy; rappel; smoke a joint; drive; shoot; race bikes; race cars; paint cars; run from cops; accessorize; get a tattoo; do yoga; play tennis; play golf; hunt; bounty hunt; visit the gun range; parasail; trade stocks; flip real estate; play multiplayer.
And we’re just scratching the surface here, folks. We’ll keep you posted as more gameplay info comes our way.
Shifting gears a bit, our friends over at SF Signal asked an esteemed group of panelists—including authors E.C. Myers, Kim Curran, Scott Lynch, and our own Theresa DeLucci—which books would make great video games. Selections of note include Richard K. Morgan’s Altered Carbon, Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen series, and Brandon Sanderson’s The Alloy of Law. Check out their other picks, and please, feel free to suggest some of your own!
In other gaming news this week, Rambo hits the gaming scene, Final Fantasy XIV won’t be available on the Xbox, and Deus Ex goes mobile. Read on!
- “We ain’t huntin’ him. He’s huntin’ us.” Rambo: The Video Game is coming soon.
- Final Fantasy XIV won’t be hitting the Xbox anytime soon. Why? Because of Microsoft’s restrictive cross-playing policies, according to Square Enix’s Naoki Yoshida.
- The Last of Us has sold 3.1 million copies, making it the PS3’s fastest-selling new IP ever. If you’re on the fence about the game, check out our review here.
- Leisure Suit Larry returns, in all his crude two-dimensional glory (or lack thereof). Replay Games’ remake of gaming’s original sex comedy, Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards (created by now-legendary Sierra developer Al Lowe) launched a few weeks ago and is available on Steam.
- Street Fighter’s Blanka is a troll - we now have definitive video evidence.
- Did somebody say Street Fighter? Because that’s really all the excuse we need to segue into one of our favorite Jackie Chan fight scenes, courtesy of City Hunter.
- Finally, Deus Ex hit the mobile scene recently. How did it do? According to IGN, it has its moments.