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Grand Theft Auto V will feature three playable characters

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And one has a played out back story

Game Informer just revealed Grand Theft Auto V will feature three protagonists, including the series' old standby gangster with a troubled past.

A new Grand Theft Auto, a new retired gangster protagonist that is hard to sympathize with. GTAV will star a retired East Cost gangster who moves to Los Santos (GTA's rendition of Lalaland), seeking a fresh start, according to UK magazine ShortList's feature on the game.

This yet-to-be-named protagonist is -- you guessed it -- drawn back to the mob. Sure sounds like Rockstar is making one of those GTA games. There is no arguing that an ex-mob character makes a good fit for this series, but part of me was really hoping for something closer to Breaking Bad's Walter White. A good character with good intentions that makes some bad decisions and follows them with worse ones. Though, having an older, world-weary character could make for an interesting twist on a familiar formula, albeit one that may mirror Rockstar's own Max Payne 3.


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Speaking of sticking to its guns, Rockstar is recasting rapper The Game, possibly returning to his role as GTA: San Andreas character Mark "B-Dup" Wayne. Stay tuned as we drop details on the other two characters and all things GTAV, when we get our hands on the 18-page feature in this month's Game Informer.

Grand Theft Auto 5 protagonist is a retired East Coast gangster - report [Eurogamer]

 

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