GTAIV rolling out April 29

Latest in the Grand Theft Auto series to be released worldwide in just over three months for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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One of the most anticipated games of 2008 has been given a firm release date. Rockstar Games has issued a statement saying that Rockstar North's Grand Theft Auto IV will be released simultaneously for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 worldwide on April 29. A release date of April 25 had previously been rumoured for the UK, though some leaks of US retail materials pointed to a March release. It had originally been set for an October 2007 release, and its shock delay to 2008 was blamed on the "time-intensive nature" of dual-platform development.

The latest iteration of the series follows the adventures of Eastern European immigrant Nikolai Bellic as he searches Liberty City for an as-yet-unnamed person from his past. The release, which some analysts see as having the potential to outsell Halo 3, could provide a major boost for Rockstar parent company Take-Two Interactive, which has struggled financially over recent quarters.

For more information about Grand Theft Auto IV, see GameSpot's recent preview.

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No diablobasher, Manhunt is a much more violent game. Manhunt 1 was much worse than the other GTA's.

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Dont hold your breath. Anyone in the UK who wants this game, i suggest you keep a close eye on the Manhunt 2 court case and it's conclusion. If the BBFC win, they will be lobbying the government for more power, and will definately attempt to ban GTA IV.

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BOOYAHKAHSAH!!! i've been waiting for the day the release date would be named so i can mark my cali-der! lol APRIL 29th is the day of thee gods my friends, preorder your special edition like mwah and get your lockbox =P

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This is F******* unbelivable why is this damned game being delayed this is so gayy

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Yes this is awesome. Ive already paid off my special edition. Just acouple more months to wait

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this will break Halo 3's record in one day! GTA 4 rules!!!!!!!!

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everyone, i feel i owe the entire community an apology. i have failed you, i have sinned, and i throw myself upon your mercy. in my enthusiasm for the release of gta 4, i accidentally posted in all caps and was given a warning, my post deleted, my ancestors shamed and my family name brought to ruin. i beg you - forgive me, for all of you know, you have but to fart to receive a reprimand from the almighty gamespot intellitron-2000 thought monitor patrol, and i have in my exuberance done just that. i swear to you all i will never again use capital letters in any form. wait a minute. i am jack fn burton. screw those ass hats. I am BACK! These colors NEVER run. May the wings of liberty never lose a feather, and may they all drink the black blood of the earth! OORAH.

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long live Rockstar!!

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this might just be the holy grail of gaming...and might just redeem andreas and vice city

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that's like summer....................

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Great news its finally gonna be here! But I won't be playing it untill June since its peak exam time for uni. It looks like I'll have to fail this year then...

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I can wait, as long as it means a better game.

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way to late man... that is past my spring break. that time is close to the final examination date. I don't think I will buy at the day of release.

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Is there going to be a demo for the 360?If so,when?

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Getting this one for the PS3.

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Well its about time. Now the wait starts...

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360 version is obviously going to be the best. It has happened with every multi-platform game...

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mmmm, three extra chapters, now i gotta think about which the ps3 or the 360. for some reason im feeling something big for the sony version, just because they havent been talking about it much......

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I'll believe it when I see it.

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Sweet, looks like I'll be getting the Xbox 360 version since it's the only console I have that will run this game. I still yet have to pre-order the game and I'm hoping to get the Special Edition of GTA IV but it looks like it's going to cost me about $130 - $200 to buy it. No offence but I personally think that the 360 version will be better because I keep hearing that they're having problems with the PS3 version and it looks like it might take them just bit longer to release on the PS3. So if they release to early it might not be what they expected and if they release it a bit later then maybe it will be what they wanted it to be. Just thoughts... Can't Wait :)

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I cannot wait till this game comes out!!! I am the #1 GTA IV Fan =D

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Finally!!!!!!

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@ worldcupiran201 3 extra Chapters And i doubt 2K would let GTA ?? be exclusive it would lose so much money

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Look forward to that date!

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whats the a DLC? somebody has told me the ps3 version has free downloads for the previous games. also i have heard the sequal such as GTA: ?? will be a ps3 exclusive, as the series used to be exclusively for sonys playstation consoles

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alexeiw123 "still not pre-ordering until i get to see a ps3/x360 comparison. I still havn't chosen which system to get it on." Same here, I could care less aboot the DLC, I will purchase the better version.

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Already Preordered the special edition. F Ya.

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sick sick, thats right around my birthday : )

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its about time they chose a release date even though in glad they didnt rush it and make it come out i october

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still not pre-ordering until i get to see a ps3/x360 comparison. I still havn't chosen which system to get it on.

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YEAH!!!

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(". . . was blamed on the "time-intensive nature" of dual-platform development." More like PS3 development, xbox version was working long time ago.) I guess by long ago you mean last week because the last time anybody had there hands on it for the 360, their were framerate issues galore. It's more likely that they needed the extra time to fit the game on the vynyl disc the 360 uses.

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nice... this game is gonna rock

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". . . was blamed on the "time-intensive nature" of dual-platform development." More like PS3 development, xbox version was working long time ago.

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finally!

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GTA is getting repetitve, and with such other free roaming games like Destroy All Humans! and Prototype, GTA hasn't got a lot of stuff those 2 haven't. Wait for Destroy All Humans! 3 Path of the Furon and Prototype to come out.

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still have yet to see a PS3 version of anything screens or Demo.

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Finally !!! I hope... lol

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Ha... I'm pre-ordering this game, but I doubt it will outsell Halo 3.

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hellz ya!

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fire_hawk2 but unlike having PS3 the online FREE. and since i played the game from PS to PS2 then now PS3 i think the controll will be good on the only one system that used to be on and ,even its exclusive on xbox that doesnt mean its all for that box and the controlls should be the same like the good old PS controll of the game so, i think im getting the PS3 ver. im not too much on fanbase knowlaged cuz i have 9-x360 that died sent to MS and 1 ps3 60gig that even 1 time didnt fail me yet. from that kind of expirience totaly i dont lik eto see RRoD anymore LOL

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FIRE HAWK I AGREE ON THAT, but as far as the better controller i have to give it to sony sense its going to be hard for me to make the transition to the micrsoft controller, it was hard enough for me to go to the 360 controller from the regular xbox for madden, but either way gta 4 will be GOOD!!!!

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Got mine reserved last year. Can't wait.

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I hope PS3's rumble controller is out by then...!

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Im saving my money

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*does a little jig* If you aren't excited by GTA then you aint a real gamer imo :)

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better controller? lmfao thats your opinion

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or when you played it a week your gta game is destroyed by a scratch like my gears of war

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Can't wait for this game.

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