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GameTrailers TV: The Lost and Damned episode online

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 11:07 PM MDT | By Slim Trashman + rappo
The new episode of GameTrailers TV, featuring loads of new information and exclusive footage of GTA IV: The Lost and Damned has been posted online. Although the embedded viewer is no longer working, you can watch the full episode in high definition at GameTrailers.com.

We have summarized some of the more interesting points for you to skim over, although the GameTrailers TV episode is really worth a watch if you're interested in The Lost and Damned:
  • All of Liberty City is unlocked from the start of the story.
  • In terms of new dialogue and story, The Lost and Damned is roughly 1/3 the size of GTA IV.
  • The story doesn't necessarily start at the same time Niko arrives in Liberty City, but there are definitely intersections with GTA IV's story at certain points.
  • The video clips provided the first look at one of the new weapons available in The Lost and Damned - the grenade launcher (pictured to the right).
  • Since Johnny is part of a motorcycle gang and has more skill on a bike than Niko, some of the handling on motorbikes has changed as well as how easy or hard it is to crash.
  • Riding in formation within a gang logo that appears on the road will trigger dialogue, give you a health boost, and also allow for some other perks.
  • In one mission you get to ride with Malc on his bike and ward off the cops as he drives you to a safe zone.
  • One of the new mini-games will be arm wrestling.
  • Like Niko, Johnny can find dates online or go on a date with his "old lady."
  • There will be a lot of close-quarter combat in missions and the new weapons, especially the sawn-off shotgun, accomodate this new combat style.
  • You'll be able to play the GTA IV mission "Buyer's Market" from Johnny's perspective. The "Museum Piece" mission is another likely storyline intersection.
  • There are other new vehicles in addition to the new bikes.
  • One fan theory about the second DLC stating that the main character will be Luis Lopez from the "Museum Piece" mission (because the Xbox 360 achievement is called "Impossible Trinity," with the three characters being Niko, Johnny, and Luis) was noted by the Rockstar employee as "interesting."
We have also updated our gallery of screenshots with two new ones from IGN:

Grand Theft Auto IV Downloadable Content: The Lost and Damned Screenshots Grand Theft Auto IV Downloadable Content: The Lost and Damned Screenshots
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De7erminist
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Nice! I'm watching it now...
02-07-2009 12:09 AM
brawly
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EDITED POST.

[ post edited 02-07-2009 12:26 AM by brawly ]
02-07-2009 12:16 AM
chrisandy
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That's it? No new information or clips, it's just the trailer spread out with some brief interviews. Nothing that hasn't already been written about in the hands-on or no new details shown.......
02-07-2009 12:48 AM
haitianKNIVES
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I finished watching the episode. It was sweet.
02-07-2009 12:48 AM
rappo
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errr either i missed something or that was pretty lame. there wasnt even new footage in there. was that the same thing they played on television?

edit: okay okay, i did miss it. here's the actual link: http://www.gametrailers.com/gametrailerstv_player.php

[ post edited 02-07-2009 03:31 AM by rappo ]
02-07-2009 03:29 AM
chrisandy
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Thanks, Rappo. I was a little weirded out for a second.

And who was Louis in the museum mission??

Sorry, one more Q. Any word if the new guns/vehciles/etc. will translate over to Niko's storyline?

[ post edited 02-07-2009 04:12 AM by chrisandy ]
02-07-2009 04:10 AM
behzad_sol
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Damn, nice...
02-07-2009 04:13 AM
rappo
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chrisandy: Louis is the guy who barges in through the window (I don't want to give away too many spoilers here :P) PM me on the forums if you still dont know. although theres a video clip of it shown in the gametrailers TV ep

also sorry but no word on whether or not the features are available to niko
02-07-2009 04:33 AM
MurphySk8
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For those interested in the whole "Louis" thing, it's actually Luis Lopez. I'd really like to see it pan out that way. The 'impossible trinity' connection seems to work really well, since both Niko and Johnny go into the deal, only to be ambushed by Luis. I'm really interested in seeing how it all connects if he ends up being the next protagonist.

[ post edited 02-07-2009 04:38 AM by MurphySk8 ]
02-07-2009 04:37 AM
chrisandy
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Hey guys, thanks for posting that. I remember who he is now... I think Patrick refered to him as the "gay Dominican" in one mission.

Hopefully by next we'll know for sure if the guns extend to Niko. Thanks again.
02-07-2009 04:47 AM
DvT
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Nice! A whole part of a cutscene also! And finally the first pics of the grenade launcher.
02-07-2009 05:11 AM
rappo
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murphysk8: thanks for the info, didnt know what his full name was! :P
02-07-2009 05:36 AM
behzad_sol
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Maybe the next protagonist is Luis Lopez, I wonder...
02-07-2009 09:41 AM
MurphySk8
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Well, Luis works for Gay Tony as a bodyguard, who works for the Ancelottis, and who has connections with Rivas, who you'll remember from a certain mission in a diner. Luis was also in three missions involving Niko himself. First he's in Three Leaf Clover, being the voice of reason during a hostage situation. Second, he's ambushing that deal, and finally he's there for the trade-off between the Ancelottis and Niko, which of course is also ambushed. If I've learned one thing from GTA, it's never to trust anyone. =P
02-07-2009 11:47 AM
Quiconken
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Hey Does anybody knows if you can changes ypur clothes?
Or you going to travel this adventure only whit that Jacket?
02-07-2009 01:59 PM
zombienm
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I want that guys shirt.
02-07-2009 03:54 PM
JRussell89
Dats da fact jack!

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Great news! Let's see, grenade launcher& sawn-off shotgun interesting. What else could we expect for episode 2 now?
02-07-2009 04:46 PM
zaki
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i want download this game
02-08-2009 10:58 AM
 

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