New Grand Theft Auto V trailer gives fans a closer look at the main characters

Rockstar Games has released a new trailer for its upcoming open-world game, Grand Theft Auto V. The new trailer gives us a glimpse into the lives of the three "protagonists" of the game – 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. Check out the trailer:



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 looks the most fun


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.

While players will be free to switch between any of the characters during free-roam, they will only get to change characters at certain points in missions.

The game will be hitting store shelves in September.

Published Date: May 02, 2013 12:48 pm | Updated Date: May 02, 2013 12:48 pm