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GTAIV Trailer is Live 4 realz!


While the official page has worked for some of us here at Fanboy Towers, we have another alternative for you to check into. Xbox.com just added the HD trailer to the Game Detail page. After verifying your age you can check the quick teaser for Rockstar North's masterpiece. Taking place in New York Liberty City, we see a few of the more distinct locales found in Manhattan Liberty City as well as the Statue of Liberty.

The narrator (whom we can only assume is the character you play) appears to have a Russian accent and is looking for a fresh start in the city that never sleeps. Graphically speaking, the lighting and character models look light years ahead of any previous GTA title and the score was very foreboding and somber, adding the perfect mood to the teaser. Simply put, we're stoked. What say you, fanboys?

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Phil Havens1

3-29-2007 @ 7:08PM

Phil Havens said...

Awesome!

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Phazzer2

3-29-2007 @ 7:11PM

Phazzer said...

Wanna know what I say? I say that trailer was WAAAAY to short for a one month hype. Still gonna be a kick ass game tough.

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Johnny3

3-29-2007 @ 7:11PM

Johnny said...

"Graphically speaking, the lighting and character models look light years ahead of any previous GTA title"

but GTA is notorious for bad character models.

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Troy4

3-29-2007 @ 7:13PM

Troy said...

This does look so much better than any prior GTA game. I just hope the story and gameplay are as good as the graphics.

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King Keepo5

3-29-2007 @ 7:22PM

King Keepo said...

Looks pretty damn good. We'll just have to wait and see if it stays this good, but at least the GTA series has been using in-game footage as cutscenes for a while now.

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DeadPlasmaCell6

3-29-2007 @ 7:24PM

DeadPlasmaCell said...

Pretty slick looking.. hope it plays as well as it looks

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Chronos7777

3-29-2007 @ 7:25PM

Chronos777 said...

I just watched it through my 360 on my TV!!! Looks great. Wish I had a better TV though. Gotta Freese-Frame and check out the great looking graphics.

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codyvasy8

3-29-2007 @ 7:27PM

codyvasy said...

Lots of advertisements in the game. is that "spending money makes you happy" on the street tickers sprunk soda? e cola? weapons x movie? whats the "I had your mom" movie "I slept with your mom" I think is the name of it.
the 6 slices of beef burger from burger shot? cluckin bell. was that a starbucks atm? bean machine? maybe I just read it wrong. I wonder what the activities are? the roller coaster looks interesting.

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killr0y9

3-29-2007 @ 7:38PM

killr0y said...

Ok, first of all, whats with the choppy motion? Secondly,the grahics are barely on a par with Saints Row. Pretty sad when its had almost a year more development time, probably more when you consider its such an old franchise. Lastly, I'm not too keen on playing as some Albanian thug.

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T Ghost10

3-29-2007 @ 7:42PM

T Ghost said...

I was anxious for the game, now after the trailer I'm histerically desperated to know more!!!

Damn this is fine for a GTA game and the immigrant PC is too good to be true in the way it's gonna annoy the hell outta the retarded right wing extremists like Thompson and retarded vigilantism lovers!

GTA IV is gonna be FUN and not only to play but to see the extremist right wing go NUTS on it! LOL

I LOVE YOU ROCKSTAR!!!

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MIkesOnline11

3-29-2007 @ 7:57PM

MIkesOnline said...

I thought it had kind of a Matrix look and feel to it. Very cool!

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Mikeawesome12

3-29-2007 @ 8:00PM

Mikeawesome said...

Killroy: It's on-par with Saint's Row now, and they still have until October to polish it. I'm pretty sure even if the graphics stay at this level, though, I'll be happy, I mean we're talking a HUGE city to go through, and GTA's always have a way of being time-consumingly fun.

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polly13

3-29-2007 @ 8:07PM

polly said...

killr0y,

A lot of ignorant people weren't too keen on playing as one of them thar black fellas neither.

Get over yourself.

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Ashley14

3-29-2007 @ 8:09PM

Ashley said...

Ummm...

Am I the only one who wanted this to be more like Vice City, and less like San Andreas?

I dont like games set in dark and grim locations.....thats why I liked Vice City (and Crackdown), cos they were nice and bright!

Oh well, still gonna be good by the looks of it! ;)

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Carnie15

3-29-2007 @ 8:13PM

Carnie said...

Short but I am much pleased. I like the change of pace with the character being slav.....oct 16 you can't come soon enough!

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Matt Wagner16

3-29-2007 @ 8:27PM

Matt Wagner said...

it was short, yes. and it was choppy, yes. but who cares?

the two most important questions have been answered (kinda); where and who.

i don't mind it being in new york one bit. it is slightly cliched, but you can't ask for a much more diverse area, real or fake. its going to have everything and its going to be enormous. just think about the possibilities for gangs.

and the main guy is eastern european or something like that. that was a curveball i don't think anyone saw coming, and needless to say, i think its brilliant.

wow am i pumped. i'm sure i'm not the only person that has already reserved this game.

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Jo Nike17

3-29-2007 @ 8:27PM

Jo Nike said...

Even if there is the Liberty Statue, I think it's Liberty City instead of New York.

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Jared18

3-29-2007 @ 8:30PM

Jared said...

Man I was really pumped for this game.. but I dunno it doesn't look very great now.. like something about being a Russian getting a new start.. will you even beable to customize him? and make him look even somewhat badass?

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zenprism19

3-29-2007 @ 8:37PM

zenprism said...

I'm ssssoooo preordering this weekend.

I just hope that most buildings can be entered and said buildings are fully destructable.

Either way, I'm sold.

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Roy20

3-29-2007 @ 8:53PM

Roy said...

To #9: The choppy motion was there because that part was done like a timelapse movie, to show the sun moving throughout a day. The music was from Koyaanisqatsi, a movie known and loved for it's timelapse sequences. Also, the first thing the narrator says is "Life", which is what koyaanisqatsi means.

On topic, the game looks awesome!

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