some UK online retailers have it for pre-order with a release date sometime in February 2012. I'd personally say it will be closer to May/June though, just like GTA4, Red Dead Redemption & LA Noire
I read somewhere that Tommy Vercetti will return in this one. Vice City was set in 1986 (I think) and if GTA5 is present day that would make him be somewhere in his 50's. Kind of hope he isn't the main character
I'm not sure, but I think I saw an older black character. Maybe an older CJ?
There's a black character sitting in a red sports car at the traffic lights watching a girl with short black hair cross the road. Later there's a car chase and the police are chasing a red sports car. You can pause it and clearly see that it's the same black character from earlier. Doesn't really look like CJ though
I didn't like GTA4 that much mainly because the whole Liberty City thing had already been done a few times and I also didn't like Niko as a main character (I did like the 2 DLC's though).
R* constantly reuses the same cities over and over for GTA Series.
I know. I've played and completed every single GTA game so far
From memory that would be:
GTA (PC/PS1) GTA: London 1969 (PS1) GTA 2 (PS1) GTA 3 (PS2) GTA Vice City (PS2/PC) GTA San Andreas (PS2) GTA Liberty City Stories (PSP/PS2) GTA Vice City Stories (PSP/PS2) GTA 4 (PS3) GTA Lost & Damned (PS3) GTA Ballad Of Gay Tony (PS3)