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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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Oh yeah cool, announce the extra stuff on packages that have already been sold out everywhere since May.
I hope all this collectors edition stuff is a timed exclusive. I'm sick of incomplete games with bits and pieces here or there, and the community gets fragmented. That and I already paid off my Special Edition and there is no way in hell I'll be able to score Collectors.
Wow, just when i think that i cannot be surprised R* keeps the hits comin, this sounds sooo cool. A bit off topic but Rockstar has a great sale on XBL Bully scholarship edition is 3.47 atm
GTA V is going to be the most epic game ever.
So hyped for this game.
Sounds really interesting. I enjoyed GTA 4's multiplayer for awhile, but it never really grabbed me the way some games do. But this sounds like something I could get into.
Special abilities? I guess it's a way to make sure you're changing characters, but I'm not sure like the sound of it. I hope you're not forced to make use of it all the time. It's not very GTA, but I guess they feel like they need to move the series on somehow. I'll still probably ejaculate every time I take a helicopter down in slo-mo though.
I don't know if I like that hereditary based system, it is really cool but I'd probably rather just make a character, customization already takes long enough to me... eh, hopefully I'll be proven wrong!
Can't wait to see claude and Misty in this generations graphics
Sounds kind of cool. Love the skills.
I loved most Rockstar games like Red Dead Redemption, and Bully, but I couldn't get very excited for a GTA game before GTA V. Now I can't believe what Rockstar is doing.