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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
GTA V Trailer Details Skeletons in Protagonists' Closets
Get to know the three gentlemen who will be taking over Los Santos.
After some unfortunate hurricane-related setbacks, Rockstar has released the second trailer for the upcoming Grant Theft Auto V. It's been over a year since the first trailer gave us a look at modern day Los Santos, the pseudo-Los Angeles last seen in San Andreas. This time around, we're treated to a more personal view of the game's trio of protagonists and the shenanigans they'll undoubtedly be up to.
The trailer starts out on the same middle-aged "family man" who narrated the debut trailer. It seems his plans to retire and live a quiet life don't go quite as smoothly as he'd hoped (surprise, surprise). One of the other main characters appears to be Trevor Philips, who the first guy identifies as his "best friend." Trevor's an aggressive, short-tempered trafficker of guns and meth, and he doesn't seem to mind taking a hands-on approach to beating the competition. The other protagonist is a young man named Franklin, who looks like he's new to the city and is dubbed "the son I always wanted" by the first protagonist.
The rest of the trailer is filled with action and Rockstar's trademark black humor. Special mention goes to the relationship between Mr. Family Man and his son James, whose death-defying antics will probably be the basis for at least one or two missions. Trevor's casual delivery of, "I'll swing by and sign the contracts, just...ignore the bodies," is already painting a pretty good picture of what his character will shape up to be.
The game is slated to release sometime in spring of 2013.