Today Rockstar decided to shed some light on the updated version of GTA V due out November 18th worldwide on the Xbox One and PS4.
If you’ve previously purchased the game on either of the previous gen systems, Rockstar uses magic to reward you. As if it wasn’t enough that the whole world has been heavily tarted up, with more shiny graphics, and well more of EVERYTHING. Oh no, Rockstar want this to feel new. Of course you also get bonus money for pre-ordering – $1M ($500k for Story Mode and $500k for use in Grand Theft Auto Online).
Here’s some of the stuff you’re going to get.
Below is the Dodo Seaplane, and the Imponte Duke O’Death. Now it looks like Rockstar aren’t just going to give you these two delicious vehicles, they’re tied to new random events, presumably dotted somewhere on that colossal map.
GTA V was laden with mysteries. These extra little bits that were there for what seemed like nothing more than to just tell a good story. It’s time to expand on that.
When playing as Michael, you can follow a trail of cryptic clues to unravel a grisly murder mystery. Put the clues together and you’ll unlock two Noir Style Filters, which will give your Story Mode gameplay and Snapmatic photos the feel of a gritty old school crime classic.
No more pussyfooting, it’s time for some weapons. There’s a fucking railgun, with it’s own challenges at Ammu-Nation. It’s going to be great fun wiping out scores of people with this futuristic Merryweather tech. There’s also a typically unfuturistic hatchett, for splitting skulls.
There’s a new challenge in tow for Franklin too. What could be more gangsta than documenting wildlife for the tourist board to unlock a new submarine? I think they smoked a bit too much crack with this challenge, but it’ll be fun nonetheless. He’s the only one with a dog, so maybe that’s why they pinned this new content on him.
There are now stock car races. Complete them, and you’ll unlock the cars to use for day to day use. Groceries, etc. They’re obviously all covered in the fictional in-game company logos. Smashing.
Next up is no doubt a reference to Britain’s own wonderful street artist, Banksy. There’s tons of walls tagged with monkey silhouettes, and you’ve got to catch ‘em all. Doing this unlocks monkey outfits, because why not?
There’s also a special Go Go Monkey Blista for returning players. What?
We’re not stopping there. Let’s wrap up with a brand new, easier to fly blimp from Xero-Gas, and a San Andreas favourite, the monster truck.
Rockstar have also hinted that this stuff is just a teaser of what’s to come, there is going to be more hidden away in what is probably my favourite game ever. Let the countdown, commence.