Stunts Galore Provide ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ With Non-Stop Action

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The people at Rockstar may want to consider changing the name of “Grand Theft Auto V” to “Grand Theft Everything V,” because if the latest trailer for GTA V is any indication of what we can expect from the latest installment of this popular video game series, stealing cars is just the tip of the iceberg.

If we are to believe what we’ve seen in the latest trailer for Grand Theft Auto V (and why wouldn’t we), it appears as though we can expect high speed chases, scaling the sides of large buildings, dirt bike rides and jumping out of planes to be among the many stunts featured in this game. And while we don’t have plenty of information regarding how all of these wild scenes will be implemented into the gameplay for GTA V, we can provide you with some interesting tidbits of information regarding another one of the game’s action-packed missions.  That one would be the helicopter mission, which is not the first scene of Grand Theft Auto V, but according to the people at IGN, it does take place early on in the game.

In addition to getting to know the game’s three main protagonists, the helicopter scene also introduces us to Grand Theft Auto’s new feature that allows you to switch between those three characters at nearly any point in the game.  In this instance, the boys have been asked to carry out a hit-and-run mission for the FIB (GTA’s version of the FBI), and each character has his own set of skills to offer during this risky adventure: Trevor has been instructed to use his experience as a pilot to fly the chopper, Michael rides shotgun and is responsible for rescuing the hostage, and Franklin provides sniper coverage from a nearby building.

As you fly the chopper through the city of Los Santos, one thing you’ll notice—in addition to the spectacular skyline view—is that the size of previous GTA cities pale in comparison to what Grand Theft Auto V has to offer.  But don’t get distracted by the incredible sights for too long, because once the chopper arrives at the target building, you’ll probably want to switch characters to Michael, as he gets set to scale the side of the building before shooting his way through the glass and barging into the room where their target is being interrogated by another government agency, the IAA (GTA’s version of the CIA).  At this point, you can continue to play as Michael and rescue the hostage yourself, or you can take on Franklin’s role, and lend Michael a helping hand by sniping the enemies in the room from afar.  That decision is yours, and it’s just one of the many features that makes Grand Theft Auto V so great.

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Where the game takes you from there is anyone’s guess, but one thing we know for certain is that the stunts don’t end there.  And with Grand Theft Auto V‘s Spring 2013 release date quickly approaching, you won’t have to wait too long to get in on all of the action.

In case you haven’t seen it, here’s another look at the latest trailer for GTA V.  This should help hold you over through the winter.

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