The three near-caricature “would-be heroes” of Grand Theft Auto V were unleashed in April, but the trailer released today breaks new ground. For the first time in the billion-dollar franchise’s history, this one has actual prerelease gameplay footage. Think the hardcore are ready for Rockstar Games‘ surefire-smash sequel, which streets September 17 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation3? The fourth installment ripped off 3.6M units on Day 1 in 2008 and has moved 25M-plus copies so far. Check out the nearly five-minute NSFW trailer, in which the narrator refers to the game as a “sprawling, satirical reimagining of modern Southern California”:
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