Hurricane Sandy delays second GTAV trailer

Rockstar confirms megastorm knocked out power at company's NYC office and now hopes to show new trailer "soon"; new art and preorder bonuses revealed.

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Mighty megastorm Hurricane Sandy not only is impacting Call of Duty and Guitar Hero, but also Grand Theft Auto V. In an update to Rockstar Games' website, the company confirmed that a second trailer for the upcoming open-world game has been delayed due to power outages at the firm's New York City office.

Image credit: All Games Beta

"We are working on a second trailer--unfortunately Hurricane Sandy has derailed our plans somewhat but we will have something to show soon," reads a line from the statement. "It's hard to be precise as we have no power whatsoever in our New York office. We hope everyone else in affected areas is doing okay."

Rockstar also confirmed that preorders for GTA V will begin November 5, and it appears some of the game's preorder incentives have leaked. Images posted to All Games Beta suggest Rockstar will offer a keychain image viewer (below) through which players can get a closer look at some of the game's locations. Additional promotional material for GTAV reveals these new game world locations, including the Vespucci Canals, Zancudo River, and Vinewood Hills.

Image credit: All Games Beta

Lastly, the same site also acquired new high-resolution art for GTAV rumored to be offered as an additional preorder incentive. The art shows off scenes of Los Santos, including a woman being arrested (above) and a man holding back a fierce-looking dog.

GTAV is due out during spring 2013 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. For more, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Tviper7
Tviper7

The Girl in the Pick looks just like Kagney Linn Karter or Nicole Aniston?

emperiox
emperiox

Who cares about New York anyways? Screw New Yorkers and their homes. I WANT THE TRAILER NOW!!!!!

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Oh god no, not the GTA5 SECOND TRAILER!!!!

Borrizee
Borrizee

When nature takes over...

tightwad34
tightwad34

Good thing I don't care about trailers at all seeing how they almost always mislead you or look far better than the actual game itself. I don't need to see a trailer for a game I already know is going to be good. Also, we don't even really need trailers with the internet trying to spoil everthing else for us.

TacticaI
TacticaI

It'll probably be out after the weekend. Most of NY has it's power back. 

SwiftusMaximus
SwiftusMaximus

"Oh Sandy, baby, can't you see, I'm in misery....Oh Sandy."

Xplode_77
Xplode_77

What would happen if an unreleased, high budget game got cancelled weeks before it's release if it was all about a "fictional" tragedy (natural disaster, war, terrorist attack) because the "fictional" event actually happened. That would suck.

CBN16
CBN16

I don't get why people are saying preorders are bad and scams. If you're going to get the game no matter what, I don't see why the benefits of preordering are bad.

migelpsp
migelpsp

I love this article , very love it, i knew it that were coming out for 2013, cause other crappy games coming out before the new year ends. sounds very dumb but actually is very truth..

singhellotaku
singhellotaku

I'll buy it at Target on launch day like the rest of the normal people, preorders are a scam.

JDWolfie
JDWolfie

So a pre-order incentive is to get art that will surely be posted on the web?

Doolz2024
Doolz2024

You have been able to preorder since yesterday. At GameStop at least... I went in today and preordered.

 

Not sure why sites are continually stating preordering begins Nov. 5th. It's already started. If you want a poster and the viewfinder better go in soon.

BattyOnBench
BattyOnBench

So gamespot posted this even after gamespot staff member Giancarlo pretty much said it was pointless when I brought it up. Wow!

nchakall
nchakall

Anyone notice the woman being arrested is wearing a love fist t shirt, i'd say that is a hint to this essentially being vice city 2. As they were key element halfway through original vice city

aceofspades187
aceofspades187

sorry for people that was hurt and injured and the homes and places destroyed in Sandy.....

 

 

when can we have the trailer? i cant wait for this game

g-man_III
g-man_III

my most wanted game since red dead redemption.

qioden
qioden

so no pc version?

Duke_51
Duke_51

The first trailer was released on November 2, 2011. If it weren't for the storm the second trailer would have been released on November 2, 2012. That would have been cool.

metalkid9
metalkid9

But I've pre-ordered the game since they first announced it :S

DJKrayz_basic
DJKrayz_basic

theyve arrested Lindsey Lohan in Los Santos!!! finally...

Bzilla56
Bzilla56

Too bad it didn't delay the actual game.

cynicalundead
cynicalundead

This game is going to be so awesome, IF, the gunplay is just like Max Payne. I hope is has the same bullet hole decals like in Max Payne. 

immortality20
immortality20

My thoughts to all those affected by the storm, I seen clips on the news it looked terrible. I hope Rockstar gets up and running soon and gives the gaming masses their cookie. Can't wait to read the Game Informer spread on it.

Marky360
Marky360

Wow that must suck for R* although I'd expect a huge operation like the one there running to have a few generators.

blackace
blackace

Not a big deal. The game does look awesome though. Even more detailed then GTA IV. I can only imagine what Rockstar will do on the NEW game consoles when they are released. Hopefully they will hold of on RDR 2 for the new consoles.

MiltoxBeyond
MiltoxBeyond

 @singhellotaku They really aren't a scam...just entirely unnecessary... they just ensure you buy at a particular location...

smoothyplum26
smoothyplum26

 @Doolz2024 Your not suppose to say anything till Monday. Because most Gamestops didn't get many viewers and posters and officially pre orders aren't suppose to start till Monday.

shuffles88
shuffles88

 @nchakall or maybe they gave her a love fist shirt because it's familiar to most gta players. this is essentially gta5 and is not set in vice city

RitsukoEX
RitsukoEX

 @qioden it will most likely come out. sometime after the console versions! they did it with GTA 4.

immortality20
immortality20

 @blackace I think it's safe to say this is the last title we'll see from Rockstar this gen.

Borrizee
Borrizee

@LinkLuigi yup,hopefully never a major electricity breakdown...big problems than. Bigger than missing a GTA trailer.

excludedkratos
excludedkratos

i was talking about the hurricane and the delay of the second trailer for gta5 jackass!

mlcarter815
mlcarter815

@hangman000 @malcolmreynold5 Lol airsoft. Let us know when you buy a REAL gun.

metalkid9
metalkid9

 @immortality20  @blackace I think they're gonna release Agent in 2014 since it's the only announced R* titles without a release date. R* has a habit of releasing one title per year as well.