Looking for that Special Someone

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Looking for That Special Someone is the title of the second official trailer for Grand Theft Auto IV, released by Rockstar Games on 28th June 2007.

The trailer shows more gameplay and animation; including speech, driving and weapons fire - the characters also appear to have fingers for the first time. Some of the new effects include Niko holding onto the back of a truck, and hanging from the skids of a helicopter. Also, some of the trees in the trailer appear to be brown, another indicator that seasons will play a part. Reflections can also be seen, including in a wing mirror.

Several references to previous GTA games can be seen, including a Binco clothes shop and graffiti of El Burro. Some familiar vehicles can also be seen including a Stallion.

All footage in this trailer is captured in real-time on a next generation gaming console, so it is a true indicator of what playing GTA IV will be like. It is running on R.A.G.E. (Rockstar Advanced Game Engine) using Euphoria - a fully procedural animation package created by NaturalMotion. As we saw earlier in the week, the song in this trailer is by New York City based band The Boggs and is titled "Arm In Arm (Shy Child Remix)"


Niko is seen driving a 'Stallion' over the Algoquin Bridge.

  • You're looking for some people...

Niko is seen in a small office standing while talking.

  • Niko: We're all looking for that special someone

Niko is driving a blue Stallion through a toll, the is seen on the sidewalk of a street in a residential area, talking to another person.

  • Niko: I need to know what happened. Give me that!

A view of the blue Stallion from behind shows a beautiful sunset. The camera than cuts 180 degrees to see a LCPD Squad car trailing the car. The Stallion is once again seen driving past the '69th Street Diner'. The next scenes show Niko casually walking in the modern streets of Liberty City.

  • Niko: For 10 years, I've been searching

Niko is in a chef's kitchen, yelling at another character who is off-screen.

  • Niko: I need this from you. Now guarantee that you will find this man!

Niko is pacing towards a room in a unit, then seen kicking open the door as his partner follows him. Niko is then on a motorbike with a helmet on. A woman is then seen in a fairground, pleading.

  • Woman: Please, no more killing!

Niko is walking along a wall, then peaking out of the corner to spot a LCPD Squad Car. SWAT are seen in formation running outside the 'Bank of Liberty', about to infiltrate it. Roman is heard during this scene.

  • Roman: Don't do anything stupid, cousin

A Black Helicopter flies over Liberty City. Niko lunges himself over something.

  • Niko:We have to find him...

Niko is hanging off the end of a moving truck advertising Cluckin' Bell. A Black man is heard during this scene, and then seen being hostile towards Niko

  • Man: Fine, you got it! You want my word? You got my word!

Niko beats someone who is on the ground. Niko is then seen walking casually as his surrounds change into different areas. Niko is then firing bullets from an AK into a red car, leaving realistic bullet-marks. Niko is in his blue 'Stallion' as police are shooting at him. The bullets are seen, impacting on the windscreen of the car, leaving realistic bullet holes. The 'Stallion' is then seen under chase by LCPD Squad cars.

  • Niko: Find the one who survived!

Niko hurls himself out of the blue 'Stallion" as it rolls towards a gas station before exploding. The last scene shows Niko near the Algonquin Bridge on his Mobile Phone as the camera pans 90 degrees clockwise.

  • Over phone: Get this done and we'll talk

Easter Eggs

Screen capture depicting numerous easter eggs

There are a couple of easter eggs seen in the trailer, all on a wall of graffiti which is shown as Niko quietly walks along, presumably sneaking up on nearby cops.

The character El Burro from GTA3 can be seen, he is next to almost all of the PAL box art for that game. Next to the box art is what appears to be the GTA3 artwork of a Yardie gang member, however this is a lot more difficult to see and as such cannot be definitively noted.

Additionally, on the wall perpendicular to this we can see the bike from the GTA Vice City box art.

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