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Grand Theft Auto V officially announced

First trailer arriving next month

Rockstar Games has officially announced Grand Theft Auto V is in development.

The debut trailer for the game will be released on November 2.

Reports have long suggested Rockstar is hard at work on GTA V, with industry insiders and analysts pointing towards a likely 2012 release.

In June, sources allegedly close to the developer said the title is "well under way", with final touches like mini-games already being applied.

Repeated rumours have suggested the game will be set in real world Los Angeles.

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The first signs of the game crept online back in February via an actor's CV, and were quickly followed by some suspicious Rockstar-registered URLs.

Last March, a casting call for an "interactive project" from Telsey & Company, a firm regularly used by Rockstar, hinted that the game is being codenamed 'Rush' and features characters including a "Welsh monk/cult leader/yoga teacher", a "weed evangelist", a "swinger" and - top of the pops - "an ugly but comfortable mellow Californian divorcee". Hmmm. 'Rush'. Which city immediately springs to mind when you hear that phrase?

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