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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hella yeah, start the countdown!

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I'm so glad theres finally a firm release date. I reserved GTA IV Special Edition a couple of days ago. Now, if I could only get a firm release date on Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots!!! On a different note..... Oh well, if the PS3 is to blame for GTA IV late release date. It could have possible help create a better game by giving the delevopers more time to work on it. Just be glad its coming, Telekenesis123!

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all i can say is... well.. **** YEAH!!!

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YAAAY!!! cant wait for this game...i hope it will outsell halo3...

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wow telekenesis is pissed.

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YES!! I'll be 17 by then!! I'll be legally legible to own this game!! SWEET!

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nice

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great news. i get paid the 30th so will pick it up then :)

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*jumps up and down*

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They keep setting it back....

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April 29th is my mom's birthday. I am going to pick up my pre-ordered game (PS3 version of course) on the way home from work, take mom out to dinner, then pop in the game and carjack pedestrians and pick up hookers for dessert. It's been too too long since GTA San Andreas! I cannot wait.

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can't wait to mayhem the city.

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I'll believe it, when I have it in hand!

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Nice!

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I predicted April 29 yesterday, right after I read the preview and I was thinking about Q2 2008... Before the end of April... April... April... End of April... APRIL 29. Yes, I was right. It's April 29, 2008. I can't wait.

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This is gonna be a while, but hopefully worth the wait.

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i want it now....april..man i dont think i can wait that long

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SWEET! Glad I already pre-ordered! Can't wait until April 29th!!!

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The GTA series is one of the best and most robust groups of games. I'm devoting hours each night to play IV. I hope it outsells every game in history. Long live Rockstar!!!

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April 29th will be a good day8)

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They had a release date for last year too. I'll get officially excited when I've got my grubby mitts on it.

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Its not the 360's or Ps3's fault for being delayed so stfu fanboys. If anythings its both the consoles fault. Actually we will never really know so there no use speculating. Anyways cant wait!

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3-month wait eh?..I can handle that

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Without question, I'll be picking this up for either 360 or PS3 or both.

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YAY im happy

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Awesome, can't wait :)

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Hey spencdiamonds, don't go blaming the PS3! GTA was a Sony/ Playstation exculsive for years. The blame for dual-platform's is entirely Microsofts fault for buying out the rights (greedy rich bastards). But anyway I've already pre-orderded the Collector's Edition, so April 29th cant some fast enough.

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Stop being fanboys......

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yes!

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damn they pushed it back even further for last I heard the release date was April 1 now the 29th well good enough for me for I will have my tax return money by then to pay of the deluxe edition!!! :D

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DAMN PS3 taking all the fun away like really Rockstar October now april REALLY!

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hope this game comes to pc eventually

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Finally the date has been confirmed, looking foward to it :)

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Just paid off the deluxe edition today! (just for the art book & lock box)

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Right on my birthday, great timing

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I can wait. I still have a bunch of games from 07 to finish up.

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It's gonna be kinda wierd not coming out in October. I've been over GTA games for a while now anyway.

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GTA will do well for all consoles. PS3 version for me. But you better bet that 360 will see better overall sales.

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There's absolutely no chance they hit this date.

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they should of done april 20th release date and dedicated it to jack thompson

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"its shock delay to 2008 was blamed on the 'time-intensive nature' of dual-platform development." translation- the playstation 3 is hard to develop for so everyone has to wait so it can come out at the same time... i mean, i own a ps3, but i hate rockstar for doing this... just release it three months later like every other developer...

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awesome, this is the most highly anticipated game for me since i heard they were making it. and to all the noobs arguing about "ooh my 360 is better, my Ps3 is better...mine offers more, well mine sold more etc etc" stfu you're disturbing everyone else and you sound like a bunch of *****ing idiots and immature children. grow up and get a life, its a console, video games. thats it. take it to System Wars, prove your imaginary E-Peens there.

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Great job, after reading the preview yesterday, I'm really going to get this. Screw the whole system wars thing, I don't care anymore which platform its on, I'm getting this for sure.

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Sounds good. I'll be looking forward to some more info on this game.

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Nice. I think this is the first time I've ever really been excited about a GTA game, and I hope it turns out great.

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"kobebryantyanic I agree gundamblue, i don't why 360 fans are bragging about a couple of extra missions, which microsoft paid 50 million dollars for. Especially when rockstar announced a new franchise exclusive for the ps3, which they say will be better than gta, and can only be done on a bluray disc (You know, 50GB of space and all)." I mean, it's cool and expected for 360 owners to brag about the exclusive content. I understand completely, it will be cool, and probably be great content. But at the same time, if 360 fans wanna brag about all the exclusive content or whatever, they must have forgot that PS2/PSP owners got Liberty City/Vice City stories the past couple years. Two full games.

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woot a relese date from there self's(rockstar)

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It's out for the 360 too? O_o thought it was a ps3 exclusive... O wells either way I can't get it but I can't wait for brawl

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