GTA4 news wrap up

GTA IVWith the release of GTA IV getting ever closer, more and more news is popping up all over the Tubes. Here’s what’s been happening in the last few weeks.

– IGN had the opportunity to view a special demonstration of the game and it seems they were impressed. Quite impressed! Seems the new animation technology powering GTA IV, known as Euphoria, works amazingly well to make GTA IV one of the most startlingly realistic experiences available. When things like "Liberty City…probably the greatest open-world city we’ve seen" are said, you know you’re on a winner.

– Screenshots have been popping up left, right and centre.

– The Special Edition packaging has been revealed… again. If you splash out and go for a special edition copy of GTA IV you’ll get the game (duh), an art book, a bag, a safety deposit box and the official soundtrack CD.

– IGN posted a preview detailing the combat compared to the previous games in the series. GTA IV looks to be using a cover system similar to Gears of War and Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, allowing for smoother and more intuitive control.

– As is the tradition with GTA games, Rockstar is utilising viral marketing to advertise GTA IV. Just before Christmas last year, wanted posters depicting Niko Bellic and Little Jacob appeared in Belgium. While they were put up by Rockstar, they weren’t final versions and have been classed as unofficial. However, the posters featured an email address ( that when emailed, will automatically send a photo in reply.

– The Boston Herald have a large preview of GTA IV, in which Dan Houser, Rockstar Games vice president and GTA IV writer speaks of many aspects of the game.

Well that’s it for now, but undoubtedly there will be more screenshots, previews and interviews before the games worldwide release on April 29th for Xbox 360 and PS3.


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