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GTA 5 Official Trailer released

Rockstar Games has released the official trailer for GTA 5, preparing for the game’s release date next month.

Showcasing a snippet of the GTA 5 storyline, the official trailer provides a bit of backstory on the game’s three protagonists.

The official trailer seems very focused on Michael, one of the three playable characters in GTA 5. It seems that the three characters are connected by an incident that occurred over ten years prior to the GTA 5 storyline.

“A few weeks ago I was happily sulking by my swimming pool. My psychotic friend shows up out of nowhere to torture me over mistakes I made over a decade ago”, states Michael in the official trailer.

Michael is a rich, ex-con who is unhappy with his life, and it seems that the reappearance of Trevor and Franklin manages to drag him back into a life of crime. Although, it doesn’t seem like he is being brought back kicking and screaming.

The official trailer also  features Nervous Ron, a character who appeared in a recent artwork image released by Rockstar Games. It seems he is a technology expert, somehow involved in the new heists set up by the GTA 5 trio, and is connected to their past too.

Storyline hints aside, the GTA 5 official trailer shows the game to be a fast-paced and action-packed title, with high-speed chases, explosions, low-flying jet planes and sky diving all featured.

“We’ll all professionals, we all know the score,” explains Michael in one cut scene snippet, which interestingly features one tattooed lady and two other unknown male thugs.

There’s also parts of Los Santos and Blaine County shown off briefly in the official trailer as well.

The GTA 5 release date has been set as September 17 for the Xbox 360 and PS3, although Rockstar Games has recently suggested an Xbox One and PS4 version may be on the cards in the future.

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