The Grand Theft Auto V Trailer was released on November 2, 2011. The song used in the trailer was "Ogden's Nut Gone Flake" by Small Faces. The trailer is narrated by Michael De Santa followed by a collection of fast-paced cinematic depicting the daily life in Los Santos, as well as several hints towards story-mode missions, activities and some of the many landmarks.
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The Grand Theft Auto V Trailer 2 was released on November 14, 2012. The song used in the trailer was "Skeletons" by Stevie Wonder. The trailer focuses on key characters, including all three playable protagonists, as well as various story-mode missions and several key plot moments.
Jimmy hangs onto the boom of a yacht swinging out into the road from its boat carrying trailer as it races along the La Puerta Freeway. Franklin attempts to reach out and grab him as the truck crashes into cars. Michael is tailing behind in his wife's red Sentinel. Jimmy then falls from the boom into the rear compartment of car.
The Michael. Franklin. Trevor. was released on April 30, 2013. The songs used in the trailers were respectively "Radio Ga Ga" by Queen, "Hood Gone Love It" by Jay Rock, and "Are You Sure Hank Done It this Way" by Waylon Jennings. The trailer is split into three sections depicting the daily lives of Michael, Franklin and Trevor in respective order. Each of their trailers represents their lifestyle and mirrors the storyline of the game each of the characters play a vital role in.
The beginning of the YouTube video has play buttons to skip to each character. The viewer can simply skip ahead and watch all three in a row, however.
Queen - Radio Ga Ga plays
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The Grand Theft Auto V: Official Gameplay Video was released on July 9, 2013. The trailer is narrated by an out-of-game narrator and showcases the game using all in-game gameplay footage, including multiple missions, many of the game's activities and features, and a hint towards GTA Online Official Gameplay Video at the end of the trailer.
Narrator: With Grand Theft Auto Online, Rockstar Games is looking to bring the heart of the Grand Theft Auto experience to a living online world with multiple players. Just what you choose to do in that world, is up to you. The game combines a consistent and continuingly expanding world, full of personalities.
Lester: Welcome to paradise, heh. Well that was awkward.
Narrator: With a wide array of redesigned mechanics, and a huge range of both structured, and unstructured activities for you to do. After you fly into Los Santos, you're introduced to the world and its many opportunities for earning and spending money.
Lamar: You need to better represent-ate yourself, you know what I'm talking about?
Narrator: Having fun, and getting into trouble. You can run around on your own making friends, and enemies. or band together and form a crew. Then tackle a heist, rob a liquor store, or compete in classic online modes. Or do much more besides. Complete any job, and you'll make money and earn reputation. Then you can spend peddy cash customizing your character, their outfits, weapon of choice, or favorite vehicle. As you make some real money, maybe you can buy an apartment, so friends can stop by and hang out, or buy a garage. Fill it with custom vehicles, and then take them racing by land, air, and sea. Or simply cruise around showing off. Everything you do helps you progress through the world. Introducing you to new characters.
Gerald: Now keep your mouth shut about me, you hear?
Narrator: New missions, rewards, and almost limitless opportunities. Rockstar will be constantly developing more content for you to enjoy. But you'll also be able to design your own races, and death matches using the content creator. Then you can share them with friends, and the world. Or try ones that other people have made. Grand Theft Auto Online brings the freedom of the Grand Theft Auto experience. To multiple players, in a dynamic shared world.
The Official Trailer for Grand Theft Auto V was released on Aug. 29, 2013. The song used in the trailer was "Sleepwalking" by The Chain Gang of 1974.
Michael: A few weeks ago I was happily sulking by my swimming pool...
A billboard next to the Senora Freeway. The American flag is on the billboard's background and the billboard reads "AMERICA IS FOR AMERICANS PERIOD." with an official badge of the LS Civil Border Control located on the bottom right of the billboard.
Trevor is flying a Frogger during The Big Score (Obvious approach). His shooting & stealth stats are seen being increased to 100. Lester fires a rocket at the 2 Buzzards & successfully takes them down.
Franklin is now on Grove Street, shooting Ballas gang members, during the mission Hood Safari. He is seen firing an SMG with no attachments equipped. Franklin then throws a Grenade at the Felon. He quickly switches his weapon to the Carbine Rifle with the suppressor, scope, extended clip, grip & flashlight attachments and kills the Ballas members who get out of the cars. The cars then explode.
Trevor is now taking off in a Cuban 800 from Sandy Shores Airfield, during the mission Nervous Ron. Ron informs Trevor that there's a biker hanging off the right wing. Trevor is aware of it & proceeds to get him off.
Michael is sneaking into the Humane Labs and Research laboratory during the mission Monkey Business. Dave Norton threatens the scientist to raise his hands against the wall. Michael then fires a Stun Gun at the scientist. Dave then threatens the security guard to drop the weapon. Steve Haines also threatens the guard. The security guard drops his weapon & Michael fires his stun gun.
The screen blacks out saying "Grand Theft Auto V, Coming to Playstation 4 and Xbox One November 18." Then a black & white Rockstar Games logo is shown before the video ends.
The Grand Theft Auto V Launch trailer was released on Monday, November 10, 2014, just under a week before the release on PS4 and Xbox One. The song featured in the trailer is Let's Go All the Way by Sly Fox.
Announcer: Grand Theft Auto V. Coming November 18th on PlayStation 4 & Xbox One. Rated M for Mature. (American version only)
60 Frames-Per-Second PC Trailer
The 60 Frames-Per-Second PC Trailer for Grand Theft Auto V was released on April 2, 2015. The song being played is "Lock and Load" by MNDR featuring Killer Mike.
Expanded and Enhanced
The teaser trailer for the Expanded and Enhanced editions of Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online (for PlayStation 5 & Xbox Series X) was released on June 11, 2020. The song being played is "Haboglabotribin" by Bernard Wright.
Expanded & Enhanced Official Trailer
The official trailer for the Expanded and Enhanced editions of Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online (for PlayStation 5 & Xbox Series X) was released on September 9, 2021.
From Trailer #1:
There is an easter egg at the scene right after the GoPostalBoxville van drives past the screen. There is a sidewalk with the street number 2405, which is a reference to the birthdate of Sam Houser, President of Rockstar Games.
At 1:05, A Police Car has the registration number OCT 25 on its front. This is a possible easter egg on the date of the announcement of the trailer. Before the Spring 2013 release announcement was made, many people believed it to be an easter egg for a release date of the game, as all GTA games (except GTA IV because of delay, and DLCs) have been released in October.
The lines and dialogue that Michael says may be a reference to Michael's voice actor Ned Luke, as he was beginning to retire from acting before he started working on GTA V.
Franklin's Trailer is the only one that doesn't feature Trevor.
In the Official Trailer, at approximately 0:18, when Trevor fires his shotgun at the security camera, it seems that the slugs goes straight through the camera and hits the wall. This is most likely a glitch.
In the First Person Experience Trailer can be seen that the player is being chased by FIB Granger's with sirens off and 4 NOOSE officers hanging of the side. This is never seen during normal game-play or any missions.
The 60fps PC Trailer is the only trailer that Rockstar didn't officially upload to their YouTube official account, instead to their own Website.
This may have been due to YouTube's inability to make 60fps format to medium resolution (360p or 480p), while the Rockstar Website can.