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Grand Theft Auto 5 protagonist is a retired East Coast gangster - report

San Andreas character Mark "B-Dup" Wayne to return.

Grand Theft Auto 5's protagonist is a retired East Coast gangster, a new report suggests.

The unnamed character has moved to Los Santos (the game's take on Los Angeles) seeking a fresh start. That's according to the latest issue of UK magazine ShortList, which has a feature on the game ahead of tonight's planned Game Informer cover reveal.

The report goes on to suggest that the character is (unsurprisingly) drawn back into the mob world - allowing players to merrily run around and blow things up.

The information tallies with the voiceover from last year's reveal trailer. "I wanted to retire from what I was doing, that line of work. Be a good guy for once, a family man," the character stated. "But you know how it is..."

A new image was also released. It shows a man on a jetski. His face is familiar - he's previously appeared in another screenshot and a slice of artwork.

Meanwhile, a separate report today suggests GTA: San Andreas character Mark "B-Dup" Wayne will re-appear.

Wayne, portrayed by US rapper The Game, announced his return on Wired 96.5 (thanks, VideoGamer.com).

"They [Rockstar] called man, and we did a little bit of work with them," The Game said. "Once you in a video game, you struck gold, man."