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GTA 5 manual lands as free smartphone and tablet app

As part of today’s GTA 5 release date, publisher Rockstar Games has launched the official GTA 5 manual as a free to download smartphone and tablet app.

Offering more than 100 pages of GTA 5 walk throughs, cheats and information, the digital GTA 5 manual can be downloaded for free on iPhone and iPad devices right now. Although not presently available, Rockstar has confirmed that the GTA 5 manual app will be made available for Android and Windows Phone users at a later date as well as landing as a PC and Mac download.

“As this is the biggest Grand Theft Auto game to date, we literally couldn’t fit everything into an old fashioned style printed booklet anymore,” An official Rockstar spokesperson said. They added: “Instead we have taken the tradition of the classic GTA game manual into the digital era properly and have created for you a massive over-100-page free digital app for smartphones, tablets as well as desktops called Grand Theft Auto V: The Manual.”

Offering further details on what to expect from the app-based GTA 5 manual, the gaming giant added: “The official manual app has everything from essential and practical Game Controls, Features and Credits info to a tour through the activities and local shops and brands in the game – and best yet, a special digital version of the game map to zoom in and explore with an interactive legend to browse neighbourhoods and points of interest all over the entire world of Los Santos and Blaine County.”

Today’s September 17 GTA 5 release date marks the arrival of the year’s most eagerly awaited game with GTA 5 pre-orders having already smashed records.

Not the only GTA 5 app to accompany the game’s release, yesterday Rockstar launched a GTA 5: iFruit app, a companion service which can directly influence your in-game experiences.

“iFruit hooks directly into your experience of Grand Theft Auto V with some fun activities to further postpone the need for real social interaction”, the GTA 5 iFruit iTunes description reads. “Keep up-to-date on the latest Grand Theft Auto V news, log into the Rockstar Games Social Club, stay connected on LifeInvader and launch other Rockstar Games app.”

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