For nearly a year, fans of the Grand Theft Auto franchise have picked through every last bit of media that we have placed onto the web. Everything from screenshots to internet-crashing trailers have been analyzed in detail, as fans have tried to piece together a blueprint for the massive, modern epic experience that awaits them in Grand Theft Auto IV. Today, those fans will be given their first tour of Liberty City, as we go live with the anticipated launch of Grand Theft Auto IV’s official website. Millions of the game’s fans will get their first true taste of the street-level sights and sounds within the thriving metropolis that we have dedicated years to building. Beyond the game’s towering walls, bridges, and skyscrapers or the hundreds of dark and crooked alleyways, visitors will also be given an introduction to the complex characters that will either guide them along the way, or stab them in the back as immigrant protagonist Niko Bellic strives to achieve the so-called “American Dream”.
Today, Rockstar are inviting you to take your first steps into our fictional world of Liberty City as well. Meet-up with Niko’s cousin Roman at his cab company in Broker. Be first in line for an on-stage performance in Star Junction. Test out your fizz-handling skills at the Sprunk soda HQ in Alderney. Analyze your ‘Love Meet’ compatibility while strolling through Algonquin, then swing by the Steinway Beer Garden in Dukes for a pint. This is only the first taste of what’s out there to discover in Liberty City.
Fans eagerly awaiting the release of Grand Theft Auto IV on April 29th, 2008 will have to make do with what this site has to offer. Be sure to experience all of Liberty City’s diverse flavor at the link below, and feel free to let us know your thoughts on the website via leaving us a comment below.
*The site may load a little slow, as it’s probably getting hammered right about now*