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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Why did I move here? I guess it was the weather.
Small Faces - Ogden's Nut Gone Flake plays
Shot of a Vespucci Beach lifeguard hut at sunset, camera panning down, as two NPCs and a dog admire the view.
Two male joggers run west along the Del Perro Pier as two female joggers looks back.
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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Narrator: With Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar have tried to re-imagine the open world game in a number of ways. The game world is beautiful, massive and diverse. A sprawling, satirical re-imagining of modern Southern California. Covering mountains and oceans, expensive stores, and strip malls. Urban decay, and untouched wilderness. Beaches and backwoods. The sublime, and the ridiculous. Greed, and hypocrisy.
Simeon: You tell me exactly what you want, and I will very carefully explain to you why it cannot be.
Narrator: When not on a mission, the use of three lead characters also allow for a touch of voyeurism. As you can drop in at any moment and find out what your new friends have been up to as they go about their days.
Jimmy: Jeez pop, too much more of that and maybe I won't be dead by 35!
Trevor: Hey officer, give it up, this is getting way outta' hand!
Narrator: The world is not only huge, it's packed with a vast array of things to see and do; cars to customize, planes to fly, clothes to buy, sports to play, nirvana's to pursue, oceans to dive, animals to spot, hunt, or be hunted by, freaks to watch, meet, and befriend.
Narrator: There's also been a huge focus on mechanics in the game, to make every aspect as fun and fluid as it is broad. Everything from driving and shooting, to tennis and bike riding feels fun and responsive. However, alongside all of this leisure, people also have to take care of business. For all their pretensions, these men are dangerous thieves.
Michael: Now ladies and gentlemen, this is your moment! Please don't make me ruin all the great work your plastic surgeons have been doing!
Narrator: After the take is divided, you decide what to spend your money on. Anything from sensible investments, like tattoos and fast cars, to risky ventures like stocks or Los Santos real estate. And then there's Grand Theft Auto Online, which we will show you properly soon.
Grand Theft Auto Online: Official Gameplay Video
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.
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.
Heist Planner: Simple! Should be the easiest money you'll ever make.
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.
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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 Online Heists Trailer, when Lester said "I know you've been complaining, but you weren't ready", this is an obvious reference made by Rockstar about their fans complaining about when heists were coming out.
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.