GTA IV details emerge [Update!]

Sorry for all the Game Informer mentions lately, but it seems as if the beast just won’t die. The latest news from good ol’ GI is actually some really good stuff. And by stuff I mean junk. OK, here are the details on Grand Theft Auto IV that have been revealed:

    * The protagonist’s name is Niko Bellic, which we believe is Croatian or Serbian.
    * Multiplayer is set to be announced.
    * You can use a cellphone to call your contacts.
    * Apparently there are no planes because there is only one city in the game.
    * You have a lot of choice over what you want to do. You still have to take orders from people during missions, but you can also choose how you want to spend your time, e.g “I want to hang out with him, or her… I want to go see this guy ’cause he always has something to do…”
    * The story unfolds in a number of different ways. R* is giving people more freedom, more choice and more sense of control over their destiny – the structure of the storyline is quite different to previous games.
    * The demo which Game Informer played was for the Xbox 360 version of the game.

The item that gets me juicy? Multiplayer. Make it happen and make it work, Rockstar, and I’ll love you long time. [Update 1: New scans added! -Niero]


Robert Summa