Grand Theft Auto V gameplay trailer

Trailer Aaron Birch
10 Jul 2013 - 15:12

There's another trailer for Grand Theft Auto V, this time showing off actual gameplay, and you can see it right here...

So far GTA V's trailers have shown little in the way of actual gameplay, and have focused more on the world and characters. This time Rockstar has decided to unleash the open world mechanics, and the latest trailer actually shows off gameplay from the upcoming GTA instalment, with much more detail on the game mechanics.

The narrated trailer delves deep into Los Santos, and the world you'll be living in, covering various elements of the game, ranging from elaborate heists and hot-swapping of the trio of protagonists, to side activities such as playing tennis and golf, pimping your rides, getting inked and even buying property and having a crack at the stock exchange.

A demonstration of the multi-character dynamic is shown as the player begins as Michael abseiling from a helicopter into a skyscraper office to grab a target, before quickly zooming out to Franklin to snipe enemies from his perch in an adjacent building. Trevor, piloting the chopper, then takes Michael and his target to the skies.

The switching dynamic is further shown as the player switches from one character to another when each are in totally separate areas of the map doing their own thing. It's impressive, and will hopefully lead to a very unique GTA experience.

Stealing things is another main element of the game, and is shown and detailed a little more. Here you'll be able to plan your own heists, picking the vehicles you'll use, the crew you'll employ and the method of the robbery itself. For example, and as demonstrated here, the jewellery store heist can be executed stealthily by gassing the occupants and simply walking in a taking what you like, or you can go at it like a bull in a china shop, using force and intimidation to achieve your goal.

Although not really detailed, other new additions are shown, such as a new weapon wheel, what seem like a much more robust combat system, and a host of great-looking mini games. Tennis, in particular, looks like it could be a fun diversion, and hunting wildlife will be a first for the series.

There's many more features hidden within the trailer, and there's no doubting Rockstar's aim to bring the series back to the feel of older classic, San Andreas. One thing's for sure, it has the scope and the style already, lets just hope the gameplay is there to match.

Grand Theft Auto V will be released on September 17 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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