Three new GTA 5 trailers, with Michael, Franklin and, er, Trevor

The latest trailers for the next instalment of the crime opus are here!

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Three new trailers are up for Grand Theft Auto 5, each giving a pop-backed glimpse into the lives of its criminal heroes. Here's Queen-loving Michael, who like another ageing mobster before him, is in therapy...

Young Franklin here just wants to get out of the hood, preferably without being shot...

And, um, Trevor's a hillbilly drug dealer with a prediliction for flashing.

GTA 5 is one of the most eagerly awaited games of 2013, five years after we went bowling with glum Balkan hitman Niko Bellic and his outlandish chums in Liberty City.

Previous trailers gave us a flavour of the new game's setting -- we're back in San Andreas, an ersatz southern California -- and its characters. GTA 5's three protagonists are classic crime archetypes: the bored retired con, pulled back for one last job; a young punk; and an unpredictable conspiracy nut.

Their stories will intertwine as you race across the sleek city and sun-bleached countryside of San Andreas, accompanied by the series' signature radio stations and satirical swipes at famous brands. Its official box art, in the series' customary high-contrast comic-book style, shows jet skis, helicopters, ferocious dogs and a cheeky Fruit smart phone.

The game is due out on 17 September, after delays pushed it back from the spring. "GTA V is a massively ambitious and complex game and it simply needs a little more polish to be of the standard we and, more importantly, you require," Rockstar grovelled.

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