GTA V announced, first trailer on November 2

Tuesday, 25 October 2011 12:05 GMT By Johnny Cullen

The biggest and best left-field announcement ever: Rockstar Games, out of nowhere, has announced Grand Theft Auto V, with its debut trailer appearing online next week.

The main Rockstar website has a logo on its main page, confirming its first trailer for November 2 – that’s next Wednesday for those not keeping count.

No platforms or date aren’t mentioned, nor which Rockstar-based studio will be making the game. Chances are, considering its done every main installment in the series, it will be Rockstar North in Edinburgh, who are also meant to be working on supposed PS3 exclusive Agent.

The fact its being announced now – and with a trailer to boot next week – seems to suggest a holiday 2012 release is likely. Rockstar already has Max Payne 3 in its books for a March 2012 release.

Last summer, VG247 was told by a source the game’s location would be set in Hollywood.

Since then, signs have pointed towards GTA V being in development under the codename “Rush.”

Web domains and casting calls linked to the game were then unearthed. A report suggested recently a 2012 release was “likely.”

The last main release was Grand Theft Auto iV, which took place in Liberty City, in April 2008. It seen two DLC episodes since its release, both released in 2009: The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony.

Logo is below. Let the internet pant-shitting commence.