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The first Grand Theft Auto 5 details revealed

Was that Tommy Vercetti, Niko Bellic, Carl Johnson?

Grand Theft Auto 5 we now know features the Los Santos (Los Angeles) and Vinewood (Hollywood) areas.

They both are part of the San Andreas state (California).

The debut Grand Theft Auto 5 trailer also mentioned Los Puerta, but we're not sure what area that is.

The video showed a sun-drenched city setting - as well as mountainous climbs.

The main character of Grand Theft Auto 5 talks, but isn't clearly seen. Or is he?

At 38 seconds we get a meaningful shot of a man walking down the street, towards the camera. Is it San Andreas hero Carl Johnson?

At 40 seconds, we get a close-up shot of a middle-aged, white caucasian man on a high-up balcony. Is this man an older Tommy Vercetti, the hero of Vice City? Or an older Claude, the hero of Grand Theft Auto 3?

Ray Liotta voiced Tommy Vercetti, is it him providing the voice over?

"Why did I move here? I guess it was the weather," the narration begins. "Or the, ah, I don't know, that thing, that magic. You see it in the movies.

"I wanted to retire from what I was doing, you know? From that, that line of work. Be a good guy for once, a family man. So, I bought a big house, came here, put my feet up and thought I'd be a dad like all the other dads. My kids would be like the kids on TV; we'd play ball, sit in the sun.

"But, well, you know how it is."

At 58 seconds we glimpse a hobo who bears a striking resemblance to Grand Theft Auto 4 hero Niko Bellic, albeit older and more decrepit.

We glimpse various other characters as the focal point of various video frames from thereon. One, a tanned, thuggish looking male, drives a convertible sports car he can apparently lower the roof of at will.

Another, a heavily tattooed Afro-American, flees police officers and a helicopter.

The video shows a jet ski and a plane.

We see a building site run by STD Contractors. Arf. A speed boat is called the Speedofile 2000. There's a club called the Tequilalala. And there's sign on a lorry called Up 'n Atom Burger, which could be a parody of US fast food chain In and Out Burger.

The Small Faces' 1968 track Ogden's Nut Gone Flake was picked for video.

No release date for Grand Theft Auto 5 was given, nor were launch platforms mentioned.

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