Promotional artwork for the open-world sequel has surfaced on gta-five.pl (via Neogaf) revealing the alleged launch date and what could be a secondary playable character.
Albert De Silva, played by Ned Luke, is thought to be the game's protagonist, but the latest marketing materials depict a street thug with a baseball bat and a dog by his side.
Retailer Gamestop UK previously listed Grant Theft Auto V for release on March 1, but Rockstar North has remained tight-lipped over an official date.
US magazine Game Informer confirmed that the title will feature on the cover of its December issue, suggesting that a release date is likely to be revealed before the end of the year.
Grand Theft Auto V was initially tipped for an October release, following a leaked developer CV.
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