Second GTA IV trailer unspools

Further video sampling of forthcoming Rockstar game shows series will feature trademark felonies.

In March, the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto IV debuted. Clocking in at just over a minute, the preview provided an eager gaming public with its first look at the forthcoming Rockstar Games title, which is the first complete overhaul in the now-storied series since 2001's Grand Theft Auto III. That title introduced free-roaming gaming--and widespread controversy--into the game industry, and spawned a pair of sequels: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002), two of the best-selling games of all time.

The first GTA IV trailer was titled "Things Will Be Different," and showed an in-game-engine video montage of the new Liberty City, which is directly modeled on New York City. Its contemplative tone, aided by a Phillip Glass anthem from the art house documentary Koyaanisqatsi, raised the possibility that the forthcoming sequel might not feature quite the same level of ultraviolent criminal activity as its predecessors.

However, the (faint) possibility of a nonviolent GTA IV was shattered today, when Rockstar released the second trailer for the game. Titled "Looking for that Special Someone," the preview shatters any notion that Nikko Bellic, the game's Eastern European protagonist, will be a pacifist. Although Rockstar has given the impression that Bellic will be a reluctant criminal--much like San Andreas protagonist C.J.--the trailer shows that he will indulge in the automatic weapons-aided shootouts that have become the franchise's hallmark.

With the Shy Child remix of "Arm in Arm" from NYC-based indie band the The Boggs playing in the background, the trailer begins with Bellic driving a classic "Stallion" muscle car over a replica of the Brooklyn Bridge, called the Broker Bridge in the game. It then shows a montage of him arguing with various criminal types while searching for an unnamed individual. The arguments are intercut with various shots of Bellic walking the streets of Liberty City, with landmarks based on real-life NYC locales, such as the Empire State Building appearing in the background.

The trailer also contains some details about the game's story. It shows an unidentified blond woman urging Bellic for "No more killing," a SWAT team surrounding a bank, and several car chases with the police. Also on display is the first video evidence that the game will feature motorcycles and helicopters, and sports numerous clips from building interiors--indicating GTA IV may have as much activity inside buildings as outside.

Grand Theft Auto IV will ship for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America on October 16 and in Europe on October 19. GameSpot's previous coverage has more details on the game.

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508 comments
Fauij
Fauij

its always been the best for PC put this time ill get it for the ps3 or 360

Duke_Bootee
Duke_Bootee

I want a GTA game where you can go into any and every building..... .... and manholes too.

saintsrow13
saintsrow13

If anyone knows where I can download this song, send me mail through my account, and this trailor, no, this game will become a masterpiece. And to anyone who says it looks ugly FOR NEXT GEN, this is all in beta form, where they haven't fully rendered it, it is still incomplete.

Godofbattles
Godofbattles

SWeet im saying there making it for the PS3, Xbox 360, and the PC

s3NoXeRs3
s3NoXeRs3

lol How can it look ugly this is gonna be one if not the best game our witht eh best gfx in it. you know how much detail they have and all the building structure they did and to have these gfx look as good at these there amazing.

_white_rabbit
_white_rabbit

You can hang off of things?!?! Ohhhh, play it again, PLAY IT AGAIN!!!!!!

Basher96
Basher96

Can't wait to get it on 360!

supercman
supercman

I dont get all the hype... its just a trailer its not like the game is coming out today or anything

Kmkz_br
Kmkz_br

I Hope they make this for the PC too! Can't wait to play it!

DJ_Quack_Quack
DJ_Quack_Quack

I hope rockstar will make more grand theft auto games in the future featuring different ethnic groups as the protagonist of the game. However I think there is a better chance that a monkey will pop out of my butt.

RTanger
RTanger

What will it take to look "pretty?" Gallons of light-bloom and motion blur? Do you need a game to permanently burn its image into your retina with its overpowered effects to make you appreciate it? I think it looks rough and gritty in every good way possible.

-Murdock-
-Murdock-

It still looks a little ugly for next gen, but still looking forward to it.

Cult_of_Cthulhu
Cult_of_Cthulhu

OMG I crapped myself when I saw this, I now have it on my phone and I must have watched it 20 times by now. Does anyone know which console this was rendered from? I'm sure both PS3 and 360 will blow us away

DJTOPKO
DJTOPKO

cool man . i cant wait when demo going to be out in ps3 store. and can we play online after all togather?

volumesoxxs
volumesoxxs

This compared to the fist one, WAS AWESOME!!! needed more guns though lol.

scarface010
scarface010

dam this video was way better than the 2nd one

swatboy82
swatboy82

1st of all thanks man i found out i din know that was sooo obvious but 2nd wat are u talkin about if its about that stupid **** i said about it being an israli i already apologized i din mean to offend anyone by that n it was mad stupid for me to say that

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mohammed888
mohammed888

supastaa88 I totaly agree with you but you would have to GUESS like me which content is better then I would choose the 360 version and I am not really hatin the PS3 because I'll get one if the price is low enough for me.

jrchamp
jrchamp

wait.....was that an iPhone at the very end?????

Torio795
Torio795

Both Trailers look sik...lets hope the gamplay aint gonna dissapoint...

stewarty77
stewarty77

Can't wait for the game, just praying that it will not be delayed!!!

Nzeee
Nzeee

Trailer is awesome...cant wait for the game..... Hope that skid grab stuff can be done in free roam

supastaa88
supastaa88

And alucard, you are right, except that there were TWO gtas in London. 1969 and the lesser known 1961...

supastaa88
supastaa88

Lol Mohammed. First things forst, i have a 360 and am gonna buy this on 360, but there is gonna be episodic content for PS3, too. it just wont be the same episodic content. Not trying to defend PS3, just dont want you guys arguing with bad facts.

mohammed888
mohammed888

rocky2k32000 your funny man, yes the PS3 and PC will get Downlodable content but notice the 360 is getting EPISODIC content and I dought that it will be somthing stupid for 50 million $ .... Think about it.

Alucard587
Alucard587

"All gta's were and will be on america." Actually there was one gta game set in Europe

rocky2k32000
rocky2k32000

@darkn_nexus3367 both versions will get downloadable content. not only the 360 version. don't let rockstar excite you over absolutely nothing. i'm sure even the pc version will have loads of downloadable content.

swatboy82
swatboy82

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walrus8303
walrus8303

Can't wait the game seems awesome!

matthouse123
matthouse123

The graphics seem great, the characters also seem great, i hope characters from previous games such as SA and VC come back here.

matthouse123
matthouse123

This game is going to be damn great, cant wait

adrigt
adrigt

All gta's were and will be on america.

s2puzzy
s2puzzy

The most impressive thing i saw in the second trailer is that there's a bullet hole in the car. I think this proves that the engine used to make this game will produce GREAT QUALITY GAMES! And that's just the trailer, imagine what the game will look like when it's 100% finish. I can't wait for october!

Dark_Nexus3367
Dark_Nexus3367

This game will definitely rock, and will improve the GTA game-play style considerably thanks to the next-gen console's power.I look forward to buying this game when it ships,and the story,which Rockstar hasn't revealed many details about,seems very intriguing and seems to keep Rockstar's great storytelling up to par.Definitely getting the 360 version for its exclusive download-able content,the extra episodes will add some extended value to a game that already seems worth playing multiple times.

goodemon
goodemon

this game is gonna kick so much ass

rocky2k32000
rocky2k32000

believe me jackman2004, the next getaway will fulfil your fantasies. brixton never looked better in the only trailer that has been released for getaway. although many people confuse gta and getaway as the same types of games. they are'nt.

YellaPeeceHat
YellaPeeceHat

I thought this trailer was cool, though once again it was abit short!

jakman2004
jakman2004

rocky2k32000 you're a funny guy !!! That's so true! Although I would love to see a gta london, which is ultimatly a getaway that wasn't awful

rocky2k32000
rocky2k32000

nah. it would'nt be that interesting.......what will the gangs be made up of? the fake chavs? annoying emos of camden town? or the gangster wannabes in brixton? LOL. it would not be interesting.

Ace_0f_Spurs
Ace_0f_Spurs

GTA London! That would be great. Sniping off the London Eye.

rocky2k32000
rocky2k32000

you're right n00b kid, gamespot here could'nt even spot some of the juicy details. and by the way.........mike-oxbig........i live in england.......and i'm bloody sure gta england would'nt be all that much fun.