We take a trip to Rockstar UK and emerge with 10 GTA 4 gameplay details never before revealed.
GTA 4 promises to be 2008's biggest game, and will no doubt sell more in its first week than Gears of War 2, Metal Gear Solid 4 and Resistance 2. Following our mammoth six-page GTA 4 first-look in January, we've returned to Rockstar's London HQ for our first hands-on with the gangster epic. The result? We've blown the game wide open with our hands-on preview. But we know you GTA fans want more, so here VideoGamer.com reveals 10 GTA 4 secrets we've discovered from the trip. If that doesn't satisfy your GTA 4 lust, nothing will.
10. GTA 4 will have loads of mini-games, and online leaderboards.
Rockstar isn't saying much about GTA 4's mini-games, but what I can reveal is that there will be lots of them and you'll be able to compare your scores via online leaderboards. There's darts, pool, bowling and even retro arcade games (Rockstar wouldn't say which ones). And if that's not enough there will be an Airport run for you to sink your teeth into - an illegal car race that's sure to prove popular with driving fans. There will be no casino mini-games though, and no rampages either. Bah. But there will be vehicle stunts - if you see a ramp that looks tempting, have a go. If you complete the stunt you'll unlock an achievement.
9. TWAT stands for Totally Wireless @, and the game's web browser looks like Rockstar's GTA 4 website.
You'll be able to browse news websites (on Rockstar's version of the internet) and check the coverage of your own handiwork. You'll be able to access email - you'll need to send a CV via email for an interview with a lawyer. TWAT's Internet browser will end up looking a lot like Rockstar's GTA 4 website, I'm told, and will be more for completists. But you will be able to affect gameplay through it.