A 100+ page digital manual for Grand Theft Auto 5 will be available to download on iOS devices later today, Rockstar has announced, detailing the game's controls, activities and features, and offering "a special digital version" of the game's map.

The companion app, which joins the previously revealed iFruit App, offers players a rundown of the activities they'll be able to get up to in the game, and features an interactive map allowing users to quickly glance at the game's neighbourhoods and points of interests.

"As this is the biggest Grand Theft Auto game to date, we literally couldn't fit everything into an old fashioned style printed booklet anymore," said Rockstar, "so instead we have taken the tradition of the classic GTA game manual into the digital era properly and have created for you a massive over-100-page free digital app for smartphones, tablets as well as desktops called Grand Theft Auto V: The Manual.

"The official manual app has everything from essential and practical Game Controls, Features and Credits info to a tour through the activities and local shops and brands in the game - and best yet, a special digital version of the game map to zoom in and explore with an interactive legend to browse neighborhoods and points of interest all over the entire world of Los Santos and Blaine County."

Grand Theft Auto V: The Manual will be available as a free download on the iOS App Store later today, with Android, Windows Phone and PC/Mac versions to follow at a later date.

GTA 5 launches at midnight tonight on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and has attracted glowing reviews from the vast majority of media. The game scored a perfect 10/10 in our review where Simon called it "the best GTA game ever made".


Source: rockstargames.com