Grand Theft Auto 5 pre-order bonuses include a poster and an in-game blimp

The Indian distributor for Rockstar Games, e-xpress Interactive, has revealed the pre-order bonuses for Rockstar's upcoming open-world game – Grand Theft Auto 5. Pre-ordering the game will get you a double-sided poster and access to a new vehicle in the game. The game will be coming out on September 20 on all the current platforms. Rockstar Games hasn't revealed if the PS4 and the Xbox One will be getting the game or not.

The vehicle is the Atomic Blimp, which, while present in the game regardless of you pre-ordering or not, will only be pilotable by those who pre-ordered GTA 5. The poster itself has a picture of a lady being arrested on one side and a man with a vicious-looking dog on the other. It is drawn in the same way as the GTA series' iconic box-art and loading screens.

The pre-order bonuses for Grand Theft Auto 5

The pre-order bonuses for Grand Theft Auto 5


Earlier this month, Rockstar had released a trailer that gave us glimpses into the lives of the three "protagonists" of Grand Theft Auto V – Michael, Franklin and Trevor. All three characters evoke something completely different from the others thanks to the selection of music and the style of directing.

Michael, being a retired bank robber in his early forties, lives the good life in his posh estate with a spiteful wife, bratty teenage daughter and 20-year-old son. Because of the choice of music – Queen's Radio Gaga – Michael's part of the trailer evokes memories of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City with its 80's aesthetics and music.

Franklin, who hustles people while working for an Armenian car dealership as  repo man, reminds us of Carl Johnson – protagonist of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – thanks to the hip hop music playing in the background while characters talk about who's a real "gangsta" and who isn't. Much like San Andreas, it is reminiscent of the movie Boyz in da Hood.

Trevor's side of the trailer is extremely chaotic. While not evoking any specific game from GTA's colourful history, his part manage to be the most entertaining because of Trevor's psychotic behaviour and him constantly beating other people up. His characteristic trait of having fits of rage is well-emphasised in the trailer.

Published Date: May 30, 2013 19:32 PM | Updated Date: May 30, 2013 19:32 PM