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

Mikel Reparaz
After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.