Rockstar Games have finally decided to give its fans a bit more info on ‘who, where and what’ will be going on with three new GTA V trailers for the long awaited title Grand Theft Auto V. Each trailer focuses on three assumed main characters and their part to play within the story. Like previous Grand Theft Auto titles, Rockstar Games seem to be going for an epic, drama-centric story line. This notion became apparent after a few seconds into the cinematic trailers.
First trailer features Michael, a husband and father, playboy status wealth and still seems to be unhappy. The trailer starts off as Michael relaying his issue’s to his therapist. While Michael truly loves his family and wants the best for them but he can’t help but steer his attention toward his personal wants and needs despite his family. He mentions in the trailer “I’m rich and I’m miserable”, something most people would never really understand or rather how someone could put ‘rich’ and ‘miserable’ in the same sentence. Throughout the trailer, there are certain events (such as: Michael using a chair to hit [and in result break] a TV, trucks crashing into one another, Michael fighting in public, constantly drinking alcohol etc.) that would suggest Michael lives on the wild side of life but that remains to be seen.
Next is Franklin, story/scenario is more or less reminiscent of the highly acclaimed title GTA: San Andreas. Franklin seems to be trying to earn respect among his peers even though he no longer wants any part of the gang life. Franklin seems to be struggling with what kind of person he wants to be while simultaneously trying not to give his peers any reason to doubt him.
Lastly is witty, wise-cracking, hillbilly drug-dealer Trevor. He seems to be the eyes and ears for the other two assumed main characters. While he can be a funny guy and provide a bit of comic relief, it’s shown in the trailer that he isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty.
In the Trevor trailer, it shows all three main characters interacting with each other in the story. This could mean Co-op multi-player where a user could invite friends into his/her campaign mode. Maybe it means that the player has a choice on who’s campaign they want to pursue and each according story line end up ‘crisscrossing’ with each other. Regardless, this is shaping up to be a game that you won’t want to miss.
I’m really looking forward to GTA V, so much that I even decided to take part in the Kifflom program. Grand Theft Auto V will be available September 17th on the PS3 and Xbox 360, pre-Orders are already open.