Vice City linked to Grand Theft Auto V teaser?

Mod site forum poster appears to have deciphered clue in Episodes From Liberty City manual--which shows portion of in-game poster from 2002 hit.

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What we heard: When Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City went on sale on October 29, the game was already at the center of a hype storm. However, the game soon was sucked into a speculation maelstrom, courtesy of a very small--and very fake--advertisement on one of the last pages of its manual.

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The ad in question was for a nonexistent film, Liberty City, It's Over, a parody of the anthology New York, I Love You. In its center, the ad shows the cover art from Grand Theft Auto IV inside a torn-asunder heart--a sign some are taking to mean that the Ballad of Gay Tony is the last title of this GTA generation set in Liberty City. Then, below the title, are the words "Next Stop" above a rip in the poster--which shows another image underneath, as though the Liberty City, It's Over poster had been pasted over it.

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The image inside that rip has become the subject of fierce debate. Is it a blue-gray and yellow hillside from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas? Or does it bear the pastel color palette of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City? Now, user "Lysergio" claims to have solved the mystery by producing a screen of a fake poster from Vice City. moderator "Gunner" went one step further, overlaying the two posters in an animated .gif to show an exact match when the parody poster is mirrored.

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True to the hard-M-for-Mature ratings of the series, the suggestive poster uses a volcano surrounded by two tree-covered hills to advertise an erectile dysfunction drug. It was apparently on the wall of a porno shop in the game, or possibly the adult movie studio InterGlobal Films. The porn studio was at the center of several Vice City missions, which saw mobster protagonist Tommy Vercetti (voiced by actor Ray Liotta) assist erotic filmmaker Steve Scott (Dennis Hopper) and adult-film actress Candy Suxxx (real-life porn star Jenna Jameson). It is unclear if any of those characters would return, were Vice City to be remade using the Grand Theft Auto IV engine.

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The official story: Rockstar reps had not responded to requests for comment as of press time.

Bogus or not bogus?: Though the existence of the Vice City poster could not be confirmed firsthand as of press time, the comparisons are awfully compelling--or an elaborate hoax. However, analysts are already predicting only a two-year gap between 2008's Grand Theft Auto IV and a full-fledged sequel--twice that between 2001's Grand Theft Auto III and 2002's Vice City. With the alleged teaser/fake film ad mentioning the month of March, news of the next GTA could be less than five months away.

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Vice City had the most humour of any gta game to date, seeing a return would definetely be welcome!

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Vice City and then San Andreas?

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Pretty silly news but i'd like to see another GTA San Andreas set in 2009

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The so-called "Vice City Poster" is also in GTA IV as well - so I don't see where the connection is. The same poster is hanging in the sex shop involved in the "Do you need protection?" mission given out by Dimitri.

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YEAH! I think it will be my favorite GTA if it is true. I LOVED vice city! Can't wait to see.

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Vice City was the best. I want to go back.

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looks legit to me

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As much as I'd love to see something on the scale of San Andreas in HD, I don't think we'll see that til the next console. Whichever location they pick, you know it's gonna be awesome

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Vice City would be just fine. I'd like to see London or even somewhere completely new like Tokyo. If they redo San Andres then please take out the back woods area completely.

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like alot of ppl say on here "BRING BACK SAN ANDREAS" or vice city doesnt matter as long as the new one has alot of the features from both would be very cool I wanna ride that damn bicycle again looking GANGSTAAAA lmao

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hopefully it will be vice city, got to say wasnt really impressed with 4 the graphics were good but it didnt have the lasting power for me, for example back in the day of vice city and san andreas i us to be able to pick it up no matter what and have a blast just blasting people and driving my car with the kick ass music

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In all honesty I don't really care where it is, as long as they bring back the features of SA and V with the engine of IV....Although returning to Vice would be pretty kick ass XD

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i want another san andreas

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Ok that volcano poster is not in vice city. I remember playing the crap out of that game and I can assure you that it's nowhere in vice city. Second that poster is in GTA IV (proof:<< LINK REMOVED >>) so I don't know how people fell for this. But I have no doubt in my mind that the next GTA will most likely take place in Vice City.

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damn cant wait for gta to return to vice city

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I've said it b 4 and i'll say it again, even though Vice City, Liberty City and San Andreas were really great areas to visit, i'd like to see an entirely new territory or city being used like say Chicago or Atlanta or something just that they'd be given an original new name like they did for those 3 cities mentioned that were all made from real life places in the U.S!! If they are indeed planning 2 revisit Vice City, i'd like for it to only be a small portion used that further assist to tie in the characters met throughout the series' predecessors like San Andreas (using characters from part III and Vice City) and Vice City did using characters from part III. It's only a speculation in the article but if indeed true, please bring new areas to players Rockstar, PLEASE!!!

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Vice City is what the fans want, so damn it all give it to us :twisted:

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If I were to compare GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas (which are all using the same engine), I would say that Vice City was the best game. I would love to see it remade with the GTA IV engine.

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I love the theme, the music of vice city!

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Awesome i love rockstar games. great treasure hunt guys

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oh ya vice city the best GTA by far!!!!

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A disappointment in my opinion, although I loved Vice City I would've loved to see something new, GTA seems to be just re-using most of it's areas now, GTA3, GTA:LCS, GTA4 = Liberty City --- Vice City, Vice City Stories ((GTA5?)= Vice City, 5 games in 2 cities, please don't make it 6. I want another San Andreas-like area, and by that I don't mean the exact same area but rather a massive explorable area with multiple cities, small towns and open areas.

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If anyone has played godfather 2 you know the way the city control works with the gangs where the gangs fight over different sections. GTA should use something like that, where the gangs terretory is always shifting and you can help affect it or just take area for yourself

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It's definitely Vice City. There's no question about it.

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There are just way too many Vice hints in IV, TLAD, and TBOGT. It definitely seems like the next setting.

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and to those crying about GTA guys obviously havent played TBOGT....its totally interesting...much more unique missions...and proof that they are really mastering the craft...GTA 5 will be friggin EPIC

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Why waste time making tokyo or hawaii? It would only make sense GTA 5 goes to Vice City...they already had a general map to build on..besides wtf is in hawaii seriously?...and Tokyo has just too much going on for them to effectively do it justice in a GTA style game where you can drive anywhere within 5 minutes.

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It would be an exciting prospect of seeing the GTA IV-rendition of Vice City. Although would like some more Ballad of Gay Tony-esque fun in it. :D

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Wonder who u will play if it is set in Vice City. i mean there are already 2 Vice City games

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its gonna be great. i wish it were a new place. tokyo or hawaii would be fantastic.

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GTA:Return to Vice City

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GTA needs to revamp the genre, the game got boring and repetitive, there are only so many ways being an errand boy can be interesting.

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I've never played much GTA, the games repulse me. But, if they do a Tokyo edition, as one poster mentioned, I'd prolly have to buy it anyway. Maybe.

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GTA: Neptune

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GTA: I-Robots

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Well Vice City was my favorite GTA game so if they do redo the city in HD it will be amazing and the storyline will hopefully be over the top like Ballad of Gay Tony which is what GTA is all about. GTA4 was lacking in the character department unlike the rest of the games.

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GTA Santa Claws WTF ?!

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Take it back to LA, bring a new school gang bang warfare and make it as real as IV

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YESSS! this is good news! the only thing better would be if you could take a boat from vice city to sanadreas

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San Andreas was like the perfect game, Rockstar definately went DOWN hill with GTA 4. They need to bring back the so-so graphics and pack the game full of unique missions and awesome stuff to do on the side like they did with S.A. I remember how getting to the next zone in Andreas felt like an accomplishment. Being up in the mountains torching a marijuana field, going to the body shop and making an awesome street racing car or lowrider, disguising(sp) yourself as a valet and planting drugs in a D.A's car. I mean, what happened with 4? All the missions were the same, so bland compared to SA.

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New location in another part of the World please Rockstar. London, Hong Kong, Moscow, Tokyo? so many possibilities Mafia, Triads, Yakuza!

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so pretty much new location?