GTA IV gets a release date

Rockstar Games today announced thatits eagerly awaited criminal epic Grand Theft Auto IV is scheduled to hit stores on April 29 for Xbox 360 and PS3, at last giving gamers the chance to wreak a little urban havoc as Russian sociopath Niko Bellic. The game was originally scheduled for an October release last year, but was delayed in part because of problems with the development of the PS3 version,according to our sister siteCVG.

Above: Niko will be here as quickly as he can. He's just hit a few unforeseen delays, is all

When it hits, GTA IV promises to deliver levels of depth and craziness unheard of for the series so far, with huge skyscrapers to climb, assasination targets to track down via police computer and moving trucks to hang onto for dear life.Check out our ginormous previewfor the latest full scoop on what to expect, and be sure to come back tomorrow, when we'll compress everything we know about the game so far into one single article.

Jan 24, 2008