‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Gameplay Trailer Arrives Online [Video]

GTA V Trailer

Rockstar has unveiled the first Grand Theft Auto V gameplay trailer. The nearly five-minute video gives fans of the franchise an opportunity to see how the game performs.

The clip first introduces prospective players to the world in and around Los Santos. Fans of the series will be able to traverse cities, wilderness, and all points in-between. The video also briefly showcases some of the underwater adventures that await the trio of playable criminals.

After another quick introduction to the main characters, the Grand Theft Auto V gameplay video reveals how players can jump back and forth between these guys when they’re enjoying the sights and sounds of GTA V.

The clip also showcases how this feature is used during missions. After one character crashes through the window of a skyscraper during a kidnapping, gamers can then switch to a sniper positioned nearby. This dynamic should help shake-up the GTA formula fans have grown to love.

The gameplay video also shows what players can expect when they switch to a different character when they’re just exploring the world on their own. Judging from the clip above, there’s no telling what Franklin, Michael, or Trevor will be up to when you decide to assume control of their lives.

If you’re tired of pulling off elaborate heists, then you can always spend some time customizing your expensive rides or buying clothes for your colorful criminals. The clip also showcases some of the activities you can enjoy during your downtime. Golf, hunting, and sight-seeing are all chronicled in Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V gameplay trailer.

GTA V Trailer

Your experience in Los Santos and the surrounding areas will be equipped with all-new mechanics. According to narrator, the developers spent quite a bit of time making the game as fluid and responsive as possible. This applies to both running, gunning, and exploring.

Following a short delay, Grand Theft Auto V will be available to purchase for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 17. Are you planning to pick up the game as soon as it hits retail shelves?