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Rockstar announced the Special and Collector's editions of Grand Theft Auto V back in May, but the latest update on the developer's website goes into much greater detail.
Along with showing some of the outfits that come included with these editions of the game, you can also see the CarbonRS sports bike and the high-end Khamelion electric car in the photo gallery below.
We knew Niko would be available to play as in the game's multiplayer for Collector's Edition purchasers, and now we know that Claude and Misty from Grand Theft Auto III can be used as parent options within the hereditary-based character creation system. What's that you ask?
GTA Online introduces a new spin on traditional character creation with the hereditary-based creation system. Select your character’s appearance by choosing your parent’s heritage, then use the gene dominance meter to dial-in which parent your appearance favors more. Additionally, you'll customize your character's daily activities - everything from family time to illegal work and sports to couch potato hours all have an impact on your character’s appearance and skill set (and you can always rank up your skill stats more via gameplay). As part of the Collector’s Edition package, you'll get Niko Bellic, along with both Claude and Misty from Grand Theft Auto III to use as parent options within the character creation system.
The update also reveals exactly what each of the core single-player protagonists specializes in:
Michael is an expert marksman - his Special Ability slows down time in a gunfight allowing him to pick off his targets with greater ease. Franklin is a skilled driver with sharp reflexes - his Special Ability lets him slow down time while driving any road-based vehicle, allowing him to quickly navigate through traffic with ease and take corners at high speeds. Trevor is a drug-addled sociopath with a short fuse - his Special Ability sends him into a rage, causing double damage to enemies while only taking half as much damage himself when hit.
Grand Theft Auto V recently suffered a small leak due to an error by Sony.
Grand Theft Auto V is coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 17, which is not tomorrow which is incredibly disappointing. For more on the game, check out all the coverage from when the game appeared on the cover of our magazine.
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OOOOO that is cool.
So. Epic. Can't. Wait.
That character creation system sounds really cool. Depending on just how well it works out, it would nice to see something similar start popping up in more games, specifically RPGs.
Damn it I really want that car. But the hat and bag just do nothing for me. Hopefully it'll get a separate release down the road.