Second GTA4 trailer: "Looking for that special someone".
Release date: 28.06.2007
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Background Music: "Arm In Arm (Shy Child Remix)" by New York City-based band "The Boggs" - (get this tune there)
Grand Theft Auto IV
The next installment of the series, Grand Theft Auto IV (GTA IV), is slated to be released on 16 October 2007, in North America, for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360, the first Grand Theft Auto to be released simultaneously on the PlayStation and Xbox platforms. There is some degree of debate over the nature of exclusivity of episodic content now confirmed to be released for GTA4 sometime in 2008. Microsoft officially announced a strategic alliance with Rockstar Games over the rights to episodic content through their Xbox Live service at their X06 event. An announcement regarding the release of episodic content for the PS3 however is still expected, whilst fans speculate that each console will receive its own exclusive episodic content via their respective download services (Xbox Live for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation Network for the PlayStation. GTA IV's game engine will be the Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (a.k.a. RAGE) used in Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis. The game will once again take place in a redesigned Liberty City that very closely resembles New York City, more than previous renditions.
Niko Bellic - He is from Eastern Europe. Niko is guilty of committing previous criminal acts in his life and wishes to escape his past and his home, where he has currently been having issues. He is persuaded by his cousin Roman to move to Liberty City where he lives the "American Dream" and Niko falls for the deception and arrives in Liberty City by boat. In the beginning Roman is the only person he knows in the entire city and must protect him from the many undesirables after their money.
Roman Petronov - Niko Bellic's cousin who resides in Liberty City. Roman claims to be living the "American Dream" and that he has two women, four hot tubs and fifteen sports cars, but in reality owns a gritty taxi firm in the heart of the city. He successfully manages to persuade his cousin Niko to move to the city using his deception. Their relationship is strained and they are always bickering. Roman is also heavily in debt with various figures around the city.
Elizabeta - female character in Grand Theft Auto IV. She is seen in promotional artwork for the game.
GTA Series Brief
Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is a video game series created and primarily developed by Scottish developer Rockstar North (formerly DMA Design), published by Rockstar Games and debuted in 1998. It includes eight stand-alone games and two expansion packs for the original, GTA: London 1969 and GTA: London 1961. Grand Theft Auto I and subsequent games in the series have been best-selling blockbusters which have also gained critical acclaim, including several Game of the Year awards from various sources. In addition, the series has emerged as being so popular and profitable that a long list of Hollywood stars have lent their voices to the games. Gangster film veterans such as Michael Madsen, Samuel L. Jackson, James Woods, Joe Pantoliano, Frank Vincent, Robert Loggia and Ray Liotta have all voiced major characters. The names of the series and its games are derived from "grand theft auto", a term referring to motor vehicle theft.