Been a while since GTA: San Andreas, but since we're going back to Los Santos, why not visit the picturesque Vinewood? Harass some attractive people and take their fine cars. Today, Rockstar released a new promotional feature on the official Grand Theft Auto V website showcasing the area and some of its notable residents.
The site features a very brief ad by the fictional Vinewood Star Tours, which reads:
Faded starlets, troubled celebutantes and aggressive, costumed street performers - you never know who you're going to bump into on Vinewood Boulevard. Come see the sights and sounds for yourself, or jump aboard the Vinewood Star Tours bus to have a struggling actor narrate as you take a guided tour of the landmarks and homes of the rich and famous while sitting on an un-airconditioned bus.
Remember Poppy Mitchell and Miranda Cowen? Both ladies appeared in GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony, and will likely be popping up yet again in some capacity. Joining the Vinewood cast is MC Clip, a parody of your typical pop star rapper, it seems.
All three can be found featured with the Vinewood Star Tours ad, appearing on the cover of several imaginary tabloids and magazines. Check out these celebs in Prattle, West Coast Classics, and Stars Talk Weekly.
My favorite is probably this little bit from the MC Clip "article" in West Coast Classics:
Is MC Clip the most odious, deluded megalomaniac who ever lived? Should we really be glorifying his messages of narcissism, misogyny and materialism to impressionable young teenagers just to sell magazines? Can I still in my heart of hearts call myself a journalist? So many questions, and only West Coast Classics has the answers. Stay tuned!
If celebrity gossip isn't your thing, Los Santos has plenty of other good stuff to offer visitors, like 24-hour convenience stores. Yes, that's apparently an attraction, featuring shops like 24/7 Supermarket, LTD service station, or Rob's Liquor. You probably won't be stopping in just for a stick of gum, but that's an option.
"Opportunity for the Upwardly Mobile" may be more relevant to your interests, however. That said, this new entry on the GTA site pretty much just shows us surveillance footage, along with this quote:
"This is a land of great opportunity. Cash is king in these parts - and ambitious and hard-working business people can make some big bucks if they know the right people and the right enterprise to get hooked up with…"
Grand Theft Auto V will be out on September 17 for Xbox 360 and PS3.