Grand Theft Auto V new screenshot, character details

The next trailer for GTA 5 is arriving next week, but we already have a new screen and details about its protagonist thanks to ShortList Magazine. Gematsu spotted details from the magazine's coverage of the game compiled by GTAForum goers.

The new screen shot depicts a man who bears a strong resemblance to the presumed narrator of the game's first trailer (himself theorized to be modeled after and voiced by actor Ned Luke). The man is riding a presumably stolen Los Santos lifeguard Jet Ski as he points a submachine gun offscreen.

The screenshot, posted atop a ShortList contest to win one of the game's promotional picture viewers, was evidently accompanied by a little bit of character background. The protagonist is an East Coast gangster who tries to escape his life of crime by moving to Los Santos, only to be inevitably pulled back in (this is a Rockstar game, after all).

The blurb certainly jives with the little bit of exposition given in the first trailer's voice over. It remains to be seen whether the gangster-gone-good-gone-bad will be the game's only protagonist, or if other stories will also be depicted. Hopefully it will all get a lot clearer tomorrow, when Game Informer plans to reveal its cover story on the game.

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  • drake-wayne - November 8, 2012 10 a.m.

    The new GTA looks great! I can't wait to get it! My most favorite part is the guns. I actually just got a AK47 from like in the game from here and I love it! They also have a bunch of other guns from all the FPS games too!
  • Evanesco - November 7, 2012 10:34 p.m.

    Sorry, I don't see a resemblance at all to the first trailer's narrator, aside from the fact that he's white and male.
  • illway - November 7, 2012 8:29 p.m.

    I think the guy shooting at the chopper is Packy McReary. And I read somewhere, no don't have the link, that the actor who voiced him in GTA IV is back again for GTA V. But look at the chopper image again and tell me the guy with the AK does't resemble Packy McReary entirely.
  • gamer123gamer - November 8, 2012 7:27 a.m.

    But GTA has never re-used previous characters in a numbered entry and subsequent sequels. So I doubt it's really McReary.
  • mrTORO - November 7, 2012 6:11 p.m.

    tell me.. is there anybody in the world... IN THE GALAXY.. besides GR that believes the character above is the same dude as Ned Luke??? noooooooooo. you guys got it WRONG. the dude above is the hillbilly from the ATV screenshot. same dude shooting at the copper chopper at night. cummon GR. you really think that's Ned Luke? or are u just lazy..
  • winner2 - November 7, 2012 6:35 p.m.

    I hope you people get hit by a car and have to shit in a bag for the rest of your lives

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