PSM3 previews GTA IV PS3; new details out, scanned screenshots

show me the money! - GTA IV - Image 1For the first time ever, journalists were treated to a preview of Rockstar’s highly-anticipated game, GTA IV. Fortunately for us, UK PS3 magazine”>PSM3 magazine from UK has made this preview the cover story for its latest issue. So you wanna know more details about the PS3 version (and with new scanned screens to boot!)? Then click on our full article for the lowdown.

GTA IV - Image 1 We’re sure you all want to know more new details on Grand Theft Auto IV. And that’s just exactly what we have for you today. The latest issue of UK magazine PSM3 has just devoted a spanking twelve full pages of exclusive preview goodies from GTA IV, and it’s certainly out to get your blood pumping and wanting for more.

As it is a PlayStation magazine, the information obviously are based on the PS3 version of the game. And this is precisely what makes this issue a major breakthrough in the realm of GTA IV – because this is actually the first time that any journalist has seen the PS3 version of the game.

Anyhow, on to the juicy, juicy, delectable tidbits:

  • The faster you tap X, the faster Niko runs. He doesn’t appear to get tired
  • Major collisions on motorbikes cause the helmet to fall off. You can see it fall onto the ground.
  • They previewed a mission called “To Live and Die in Alderney,” which is the second part of “Truck Hustle”. The second mission is called “Jamaican Heat,” and acts as a tutorial for the new cover/targetting system. The third mission is called “Jacob’s ladder,” and the fourth (and final) mission is called “Harbouring a Grudge.” This mission introduces an Irish character called Patrick McReary, who is related to Francis.
  • Heavy fire will scar – and permanently destroy – parts of the environment.
  • The mobile phone can be used to call the police, the paramedics, and the fire department.
  • There are 18 radio stations in GTA IV – one of which is Russian. All of these stations can be accessed via the mobile phone.
  • You can take photos with the mobile phone and upload them to the police computer.
  • Health is represented by a green semi-circle on the left side of the radar, and a right semi-circle represents armour. You can restore health by resting, by using medical kits, and by eating.
  • In taxis, you can ask the driver to change the radio station by pressing D-pad left or right.
  • The GTA 4 equivalent of the Lincoln Tunnel is known as the Booth Tunnel.

There are also four new screenshots featuring Little Jacob and Vlad. If you wanna check ’em out, just click on our source link for the PSM3 scans. We’ll be right on this tail of this baby, so you can bet we’ll be back with more information for you guys!

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