Grand Theft Auto V official artwork released

Rockstar Games shows off "Pest Control" artwork for upcoming open-world action game, promises "lots of info" in November.

Rockstar Games today continued the slow-drip of Grand Theft Auto V information. The company has released the first official artwork for the game, which is titled "Pest Control."

The scene (at right) shows off two men in gas masks wielding automatic weapons emerging from the back of a van. The shot appears to be based on the same scene that appeared in the game's debut trailer, embedded below.

The image suggests the men are preparing to enter the "Anna Rex" store in the background. "Anna Rex" is a fictional clothing store that appeared in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.

Additionally, Rockstar said gamers can expect "lots of info" on GTA V sometime in November. It has been previously confirmed that the GameStop-owned Game Informer magazine will feature the game in its December issue.

The most recent GTA V news came last week, when Rockstar called on fans to write in with their feedback regarding Crews. Prior to that, the company released new screenshots for the game in August. Rockstar has kept quiet on the game since.

GTA V was announced in October 2011, but the game remains largely a mystery. Some analysts expect it to be on store shelves by March 2013, while others disagree. For more on GTA V check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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blairstheman
blairstheman

ive got a nice pc, but im %100 im getting for consoles. I dont know why i purchased i decently powerful PC when i only use for RTS :S

ObiWan86
ObiWan86

Hope you will impress me like hell on the 2nd trailer rockstar or at least release it on PC, your killing me slowly!!

tgwolf
tgwolf

Au contrarie, mon friar! The images COULD NOT have been released, lest they be tagged for graphic content and about every rating no-no ever cataloged!

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

That picture kinda reminds me of Breaking Bad.. on another note, can't wait to see what they say throughout the course of November.. Shaping up to be one of the best gaming months in some time

MN121MN
MN121MN

Well.... Hope my computer's strong enough to run this...

theexperience13
theexperience13

The only thing scaring me about this game is are they gonna take away a significant chunk of length from the story to load up a bunch of bullcrap for multiplayer so all the CoD worshippers will love it too?

Slinqy
Slinqy

Just make it like GTA San Andreas with a lot more guns and features and everything will be cool.

mediarays
mediarays

If a GTA5 developer farts it will becomes a news

Swanogt19
Swanogt19

Artwork reminds me of Breaking Bad. 

UnaSolida
UnaSolida

It's funny the next trailer release is just as hyped as many full game title releases lol.

Ortego13
Ortego13

I guess it would be make a game like gta or gta itself from the first person perspective.

grum88
grum88

Although all the meandering and over hyped BullSh!t were receiving....I mean really.....a bit of fvckin' artwork.......come on. Why release a trailer a year ago and fvck all since.

.........Im still gonna by this mofo and play it until my fingers bleed!

Hopefully next month they announce a demo to be released before christmas.

xiiraveniix
xiiraveniix

Wow. Pretty pathetic really. Why bother releasing this crap, it's just used on the loading screens. I can't believe they haven't released anything substantial since that trailer came out. They should have started off releasing the artwork, then the screenshots, then the trailer; then it would feel like they're actually building to something.

GamespotSux_IKR
GamespotSux_IKR

I can't wait to play multiplayer on this!!!!!  TROLL OR BE TROLLED!

TommyBarban
TommyBarban

The only game this gen I am getting on the release date!

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Cant wait for this to come out!

Been looking forward to it!

Vitex2003
Vitex2003

Hope this sequel will be better than previous releases.

bluefox755
bluefox755

Cool :)  First thing i thought seeing this is Guy Ritchie...Snatch-esque heist like the first scene with the rabbis stealing the diamond :P

Gater29
Gater29

 @blairstheman Unless a game is a console exclusive or they give me a really, really good reason to, I get everything for the PC. I have a beast of a PC, and it chews through anything on the market at the moment. If the game is intended to be a console game (Dark Souls for instance), I just plug in my wired Xbox controller and bingo.

TroyTrojanGamer
TroyTrojanGamer

 @Venatorcruiser Sorry, but London has got to be one of the most (un hip) cities in the entire world and would be terrible for a GTA.  London would be great for a game like Fallout but a GTA in London would be as fun as watching the CFL.

pacpuf7249
pacpuf7249

 @Venatorcruiser The lack of commas made me have to read 3 times your post to fully understand what you said

1337hackz
1337hackz

Yo maybe breaking bad and GTA 5 will come out at the same time. @BelaidKL

1337hackz
1337hackz

Who said that, it will be 5 years after GTA 4 when the game comes out. They will have enough time to make the campaign what they want. @theexperience13

kamikazeespleen
kamikazeespleen

 @theexperience13 I highly doubt that. GTAIV had a very long story. I dont know the exact length but its hell lot longer than the 4-5 hour CoD stories.

 

I also quite liked the GTAIV multiplayer even though I despised the gun mechanics for that.

Skulker87
Skulker87

 @GamerMani Well, III, Vice City and San Andreas where only on the PS2 at Launch. GTA IV was on both the PS3 and 360 at launch. The global total for GTA IV on both consoles is 19.19 million. San Andreas sold 20.81 million on the PS2. 

bsnimunf
bsnimunf

 @Venatorcruiser They had a mission in GTA2 where you stole a bus picked up passengers and took them to the hotdog factory

kamikazeespleen
kamikazeespleen

 @Venatorcruiser They probably dont have licenced guns in the same way they dont have licenced cars. The GTA series has already got a bad rep with people allegedly copying the game in real life. Yeah the guns probably have similar models and names but maybe they're just making it easier to get past the censors.

 

The idea about the arms dealers is great though. That would be really good. Kinda like what Mafia 2 had with the normal gun shops and that other army guy.

ravager1989
ravager1989

 @Venatorcruiser gta do have a variety of weapons...it also have M4/M16 and AK47..."why have different arms dealers for certain weapons" : from what i know, gta games only have one arms dealer....other than that compact carbines and cops getting wind sounds like a good idea....

m6x_p0w3r
m6x_p0w3r

 @cesarexec22

 there is no way rockstar is gonna release this on the wii u... aside from the DS Rockstar has never put a GTA game on any Nintendo console... so good luck with that future wii u owner

Ferg1213
Ferg1213

 @Gater29  @blairstheman  Yeah man I'm a 360 gamer but if I had the money that's what I'd do too. Would love a stupidly powerful PC..

theexperience13
theexperience13

 @kamikazeespleen Oh no dude, i didnt mean "Are they gonna make it as short as CoD?" I just meant I hope theyre not focusing on developing the multiplayer aspect more than the single player aspect since almost every new game on the planet has to have some decent form of multiplayer now, which I blame CoD for.

grum88
grum88

@Hardstyler2012 I said hopefully they release a DEMO this year moron!

leeko_link
leeko_link

 @m6x_p0w3r  Not only the DS, there were also Grand Theft Auto I & II on Game Boy Color, and Grand Theft Auto Advance for GBA. It's the consoles that never got a GTA game.

kamikazeespleen
kamikazeespleen

 @theexperience13 Oh haha. Nah I dont think they will. The single player is the key element of every game in the series. I cant see Rockstar going down a multiplayer-focused route. I dunno how big the multiplayer was in Max Payne 3 so I cant compare it to that but GTA is known for its great story, great cast of voice actors and great gameplay in an open world.

 

Hopefully, they stick to those :)

Ortego13
Ortego13

 @Venatorcruiser Thanks, friend! By the way I liked your idea about different arms dealers - that would, like you said, be more realistic!

Ortego13
Ortego13

 @Venatorcruiser  @ravager1989 Great idea! It would be nice if they will include different guns, especially at least more than 2 handguns they usually make.

HenNut
HenNut

 @m6x_p0w3r

if you were to go and reread wat YOU said " aside from the DS Rockstar has never put a GTA game on any Nintendo console" the DS is NOT a console its a handheld...

 

 

m6x_p0w3r
m6x_p0w3r

 @leeko_link

 if you were to go and reread wat i said " Rockstar has never put a GTA game on any Nintendo console" the Game boy is NOT a console its a handheld from 20yrs ago nobody cares about that anymore....