X-Play Online Games, Inc. revs up and brings to the Philippines Rockstar North’s latest epic, Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, as it launches in the country today.
Touted to be the biggest, most dynamic and most diverse open world ever created, GTA V introduces a bold new direction in storytelling, mission-based gameplay and online multiplayer experience.
“Grand Theft Auto V was a massive undertaking for us, I’m so proud of what the team created,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “We cannot wait for people to finally play it.”
Developed by series creator, Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto V pushes the series forward in exciting new ways. For the first time, players can jump in and out of the lives of three simultaneously playable lead characters, experiencing all sides of an interwoven story.
Set in a satirical reimagining of modern day Southern California, Grand Theft Auto V offers players the freedom to explore the dense urban metropolis of Los Santos and the wide open countryside of Blaine County; plan and execute a series of epic heists; meet a vast array of strangers and freaks; or participate in a host of activities, from golf to arms trafficking, base jumping to yoga and much more.
“We are very excited that GTA V is here,” said Ron Aquino of X-Play. “GTA fans can now finally experience the exhilaration of the game’s many exciting and explosive features, including new ways of players to repeatedly jump in and out of the lives of the game’s three lead characters, playing all sides of the game’s interwoven story.”
Set at the sprawling sun-soaked metropolis of Los Santos, what was once the envy of the Western world is now plagued with self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV.
In the game, the player can assume the role of three very different criminals who work their minds for survival and success:
Franklin, a street hustler looking for real opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score.
Running out of options, the crew risks everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life.
“All the classic hallmarks of this groundbreaking series will return,” continued Aquino. “Add in the incredible attention to detail, darkly humorous take on modern culture, and a brand new and ambitious approach to open world multiplayer, Grand Theft Auto V is going to be one heck of a gaming experience.”
Fans who were able to pre-order GTA V through the country’s latest online game-shopping site, Gamers.PH, will have their copy delivered for FREE today; plus a free limited edition poster and access to travel in style in the Atomic Blimp.
Up for Grabs
Five (5) Sony Playstation 4 units are up for grabs for every purchase of GTA V (PS3 or Xbox 360 Standard/Limited/Collectors Edition) at any of the following participating authorized retailers:
Ansons, Astroplus, Astrovision, Automatic Centre, Gaisano Grand Malls, Gamers.ph, Gameline!, Game Gizmo, Game Extreme, Itech, The Landmark, Lazada, Lee Super Plaza, Metro Gaisano, Netopia, Planet Toys Sta. Lucia Department Store, Robinsons Department Store, Rustan’s, SM Appliance Center, Toy Kingdom, Toys R Us, Toy Town.
Upon purchase of GTA V, check the 10-digit alpha-numeric X-Play sticker code attached at the cover of the game box. Register at www.xplay.com.ph to fill up the online raffle form, along with the code.
A total of five (5) winners will get a chance to bring home a Sony Playstation 4 during the Grand Draw slated on November 6, 2013. Promo runs from September 17 until October 31, 2013.
GTA V is now available at the following retail outlets:
§ Toys R’ Us
§ Toy Kingdom
§ SM Appliance
§ Game Xtreme
§ Toy Box (Robinson’s Dept)
§ Automatic Centre
§ Grand Gaisano
§ Lee Super Plaza
§ Metro Gaisano
§ Planet Toys