Pre-orders for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto 5 have launched across the US and Britain, the company has announced.
Retail giants such as Amazon, Gamestop, HMV, Play.com and Zavvi have begun a co-ordinated pre-order campaign for what is widely regarded as one of the biggest games of the current generation.
The new marketing move comes one week after Take Two revealed it has pencilled in a Spring 2013 GTA 5 release date for the title.
Rockstar's next crime opus will launch first on PS3 and Xbox 360. However, it is still unclear whether GTA 5 will be ported to the Wii U, and details on the PC edition have not been revealed.
The official Rockstar Games Newswire has provided links to the retail pre-order pages.