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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YEEEEESSSSSS!! Finally. (I'll start a count-down on my msn nick) XD

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OMG YES!! THAT'S A DATE TO LOOK FORWARD TO!!!!!!!!!

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p;oakjd;lfjaoifnoneina;flkdsnh;ofuinawe...Thats how excited I am.

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About time! Let me write this on my calender now! :)

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Wow this a long time. Man I wanted to get it now it comes out later. I'll be getting Vegas in March.

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I want it on PC. :(

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Cannot wait!!!!!!!

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This actually works, Lost Oddessey now then GTA:IV and then Sacred 2 and all other end year must haves. Now that 2008 is booked, I need to start planning 2009.

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nice, few days after my bday.

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gamespot tell us smthing new....we all knew this knews god knows when...

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I'll believe it when it hits the shelves.....

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It's on! This will be the greatest video game of all time.

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damn, i guess i need to get that ps3 sooner than i thought. but, woohoo nonetheless.

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Just think, if GTAIV was released in October 2007, we would all have finished it by now....now I am actually glad it was delayed, it adds to the suspense and makes you appreciate games more....

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I'll be getting my copy.. But its a shame it'll be so close to my A Level Exams :( Oh well, no revision it is!

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Perfect, right before Finals.

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Pizzamaneopenup "They are sure cutting it close, thats the last day of Q2" no its not, April is the first month of Q2 which is April-June...

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@ G_Tizzle The story wasn't as fun as Vice City was for me.

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Hopefully they are right this time. I don't know that I'll get it right away but at some point I probably will.

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This is true this game is going to out sell Halo 3 and any other game. 04.29.08 GOOOO ROCKSTARGAMES

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What didn't you like about San An i thought it rocked!

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I'm with you on that Ed

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I'll pick it up eventually, loved Vice City, didn't care much for San Andreas...

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Awesome. It'll be after I'm finished with Brawl and probably Devil May Cry 4. Plus, this will be during the usually slow time of the year for decent games. Now I just need to find out which version to get.

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horray!

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Nice birthday present for me!

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Whoo, the only bad thing is Exams are around that time, couldn't it have been early April :P.... GTA 4 vs Revision...

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April 29? That's cool with me .. I'll be getting my PS3 in March!

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Yeah finally.Its gonna be bigger than Halo...

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Bring it on, woot!. :)

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I can't wait until I finally get to play GTA IV.

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I didn't care for the last two GTA games but I find myself strangely attractive to this one.

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Well...they sure are cutting it close. That's the last day of Q2.

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Geez, I cannot freakin' wait.

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OH, LAME. And to think we could have been playing it already! Anyway, I can't wait should be a awesome!

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Awesome news! I was counting on an october release or something...phew...

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Well theres something to look forward too.

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about time we had a GTA 4 date this is good new can't wait to play this game..

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Can't wait!

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alright take 2, if you make a profit from PUBLISHING this title, its time to cut back and start Quality CHecks on games.

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Here's hoping they keep to that date. Don't wanna have to wait any longer than that. :D

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yes!

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That makes this latest preview the best one yet.

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Cool, i can live with that

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Yes! we finally have an official release date! Now i just have to hope that the game will still be awesome.

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good news :D

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