The next game in Take-Two and Rockstar's highly successful Grand Theft Auto
series will return to San Andreas, the fictional city based on southern California.
A new trailer
for the highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto V
centers on an unseen narrator, who says he's moving to the city for the weather and for a chance to transition from a life of crime to the kind of life "you see... in the movies."
Characters in the trailer are shown golfing, jet-skiing and hiking, as well as engaging in series staples such as high speed police chases, armed robberies and prostitution.
The trailer contrasts tourist-friendly locales such as weightlifter-strewn beaches, rolling hillsides and sun-drenched patios with less savory urban scenes of migrant workers on the side of the road and a tent city of homeless people assembled underneath an overpass.
Shares in Take-Two jumped roughly six percent
last week just after the company officially announced the widely expected sequel.
The last title in the series, 2009's Grand Theft Auto IV
, has shipped over 22 million copies
as of September, contributing to over 114 million sales for the series as a whole since 1997's Grand Theft Auto
Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia predicted the next game could sell up to 25 million copies in its first year
, surpassing previous Take-Two estimates of 15 to 17 million sales for the title.
There's been no indication of a planned release date for Grand Theft Auto V