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PSM2 UK - The San Fierro Preview

GTA: San Andreas - General News | @ 10:14 AM MDT | By Neil
German magazine PlaythePlaystation may have beaten them to it, but PSM2, an unnofficial PS2 magazine from the UK have released the first English language preview of San Fierro as part of their October 2004 issue, which goes on sale later this month. Included in the article are details about car customisation, confirmation of radio station and place names and the all important mission information about those that take place in the city. The preview includes a couple of new screenshots, but we've decided to put only one on the site for quality reasons.
New/Revised Information
  • The Bay Bridge is known as the Garden Bridge in San Fierro.
  • Three new missions are discussed. We'll have them on the Missions page soon.
  • Four Radio Stations are confirmed. Flash FM, SF-UR, Hit Radio and K-Jah West FM

  • Car modification is definitely in, with plenty of parts available to buy at the Transfender Garage:
    • Exhausts
    • Front & Rear Bumpers
    • Wings
    • Wheels
    • Roof
    • Spoiler
  • Prices for each part vary, but expect to pay $970 for a standard front bumper upgrade
  • Holding the X and Circle buttons will activate the nitro, the only car customisation option which affects performance

  • A visit to the Cobra Martial Arts Dojo will provide CJ with the ability to learn new martial arts moves. One word of caution, learning such moves, like the Drop Heel Kick, will overwrite any moves learned at other gyms.
  • Creating a combination of techniques like martial arts and streetfighting will be key to success in combat.

  • Cesar will appear in San Fierro, and seems to be friendly with CJ. Expect to be stealing cars from places like Otto's Autos with Cesar.


Thanks to [psycho]logical and satriales at GTAForums for providing scans, which allowed me to compile this information.
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sounds sweet car modification
08-23-2004 10:17 AM
DanDy
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cool , i think i trust this mag more than 'play the playstation'
08-23-2004 10:32 AM
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yeaa but are the mods gonna stay or if u lose the car u lose everything like will those parts for the car be in ur garage so u can use it on the same car later that would be nice but i donno whats gonna happep

but car mods is gonna be fun...and nitros..damn
08-23-2004 10:33 AM
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Wonder if you could paint tags on the car...
08-23-2004 10:35 AM
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Flash fm is back?
08-23-2004 10:38 AM
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I alwased wanted car mods in gta carn't wait
08-23-2004 10:44 AM
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Flash FM and K-Jah ( from GTA III) are back
08-23-2004 10:45 AM
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Geeeee! CONSIDER IT AS THIS WAY!
YOU'LL LOSE ALL YOUR INVESTMENT ONCE YOU [b]PLIP OVER[/b] YOUR CAR. DAMN!!!!!!
08-23-2004 10:47 AM
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you can open the trunk?...*bodies in the trunk*!!
08-23-2004 10:49 AM
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[b]FLIP OVER[/b] THAT IS, sorry!
08-23-2004 10:51 AM
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The screenshot is from a cut-scene.
08-23-2004 10:51 AM
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i like that red car in the background..old skool baby!!
08-23-2004 10:58 AM
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so whats the website to the article, if there is one?
08-23-2004 11:00 AM
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damn its like 50 games-in-one. you got the car modding like in NFS, then you got the fighting like Mortal Kombat... just crazy man...
08-23-2004 12:14 PM
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sounds like grand theft auto kill bill
08-23-2004 12:16 PM
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this is gonna be crazy to play, and hopefully will take awhile to beat, sweet!!
08-23-2004 12:19 PM
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is there the trailer on the dvd too?
08-23-2004 12:24 PM
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You guys are wrong...The dutch magazin Power Unlimited beated both the german and the UK magazine to have the first preview...
08-23-2004 12:51 PM
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Well I don't completely buy it especially the "garden bridge" name and if it is the right name I think the "gant bridge" was a better name
08-23-2004 12:55 PM
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who the fuck is Cesar
08-23-2004 12:57 PM
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aint its more than one bridge in san fierro?
08-23-2004 12:58 PM
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i think cesar is the spanish dude
08-23-2004 12:59 PM
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Says who it's a screenshot? You?

The basketball could be stored in the trunk, and at a basketball court you can take it out and play.
08-23-2004 01:08 PM
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#21, in the real San Francisco, there are two bridges Golden Gate Bridge, and the Bay Bridge.

Garden Bridge...I agree, thats a lame name...Orange Gate Bridge would be a better name since it is orange.

I can't wait for the other stuff, like Flash FM. I almost thought they were not going to have pop. Car modifacations...I just can't wait...evil PS2 users get all the cool stuff before PC users do! :P
08-23-2004 01:10 PM
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thought so..
08-23-2004 01:24 PM
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Evil PS2 users? Look at it this way, if PC were the only gaming format, you guys wouldn't get squat for good games, as the market would suck. Who wants to use a mouse and keyboard and sit at a freakin' desk to game?
08-23-2004 01:25 PM
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Cesar is an old pal from CJ and he's been dating CJs sister Kendall for quite some time.
Cesar and CJ will work together on some missions.
08-23-2004 01:27 PM
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#27 i agree
08-23-2004 01:27 PM
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I'll give PC gamers some credit through, as least you guys can apply mods to make your games more customized and often more realistic.
08-23-2004 01:27 PM
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Radio...
SF-UR
San Fierro Urban Radio...
08-23-2004 01:38 PM
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It's because of PC gamers that we have GTA :-)

GTA came out first on the PC (GTA1). 3 was the first to hit PS2 before PC I believe.

I'm fine with it coming out on PS2 first, they usually fix the bugs, add a few features, and up the texture resolution. It's a bit of a wait, but it's worth it.

I don't have anything against PS2 users either. I don't plan on getting a PS2, but that doesn't mean I want to stop others from playing GTA :-)
08-23-2004 02:21 PM
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i just read it and on the last page it confirms that the whole map wont be open from the start
08-23-2004 02:26 PM
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I saw the pic with the Yakuza guy and there was a guy aside him holding his arm like a women and Im like: WTF!
But then I learned he was blind so.......
08-23-2004 02:26 PM
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#32 I think we all expected that.

So many different things to do... That's what people love about this game. There's just so much stuff to do! Now there's even MORE! Sweet!
08-23-2004 02:39 PM
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However, it was the PS2 version of GTA that launched it into the stratosphere. I had played the PC versions ages ago, but not with any real joy. The advantages of console gaming, as far as low cost alone, far outweigh PC gaming. And that's coming from an IT pro.
08-23-2004 02:43 PM
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i like the ideas off the cities being locked but if thats so we cant get helicopters till LV???? also sf-ur san fierro university radio???
08-23-2004 02:45 PM
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That sucks you overwrite your old fighting techniques, this is how they should have it:

In the weapons menu where it has the fist, the fist would be street fighting, and the next icon would be an open hand, for karate. See? That easy! wtf Rockstar? wtf.
08-23-2004 03:00 PM
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I knew Flash would be back as would Toni, heh... I wonder if they'll have her start to be the person who just can't let go, or however that line went on Flashback in GTA3. Also, I'm glad we got more confirmation on the car customizing, I wonder if one of the reasons they put it in was because of the Gameshark hackers making the Nitro Boost codes for the last two games, they're using the same two buttons that I think were used for the buttons on at least GTA3. Heh, I'm glad that this time we won't need a code. :D
08-23-2004 03:22 PM
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#38 they'll still make one (for people who don't wanna visit TF every time they get a new car)
08-23-2004 03:24 PM
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Nice preview, I'm impressed.

Still the devil's advocate column kind of scared me. I hate excessive popups.
08-23-2004 03:26 PM
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i hate that the whole map wont be open from the start....oh well just have to use a cheat...lol
08-23-2004 03:52 PM
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cheating is stupid... i cant wait to '' PIMP MY RIDE ''... show all the wannabe gangsta fools how i roll
08-23-2004 04:27 PM
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I bet you can store stuff in the truck! That would be really awesome if you could because none of the Gta games you could! That would be cool to have like a B-ball, Guns or even stolen stuff from another house!
Hope you can do this!
08-23-2004 04:27 PM
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This game is going to rock. But i want to see more info on san fierro.
08-23-2004 04:49 PM
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where are the scans
08-23-2004 05:04 PM
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hurry up with the scans and the mission storyline thing whatever that thing is called
08-23-2004 05:22 PM
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funny..i guess the rumor is true. car modification,nitrous. i heard this rumor like in may. don't know where it came from or who let it out but it's true.
08-23-2004 06:08 PM
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one thing im getting dissapointed with is the fact that blueberry is the middle of san andreas and the state isnt goin to feel like a state it is goin feel like one big city like the county of los angelels or somethin and i dont even know why they put more towns 12 to be exaact i rather not have them and maybe have an occasional rest point in the country side and it wouldnt be the 12 cities that would make the state less congested
08-23-2004 06:28 PM
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man stop complaining..
08-23-2004 06:56 PM
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does anyone know where some scans are that you can read
08-23-2004 07:07 PM
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article was good. but R* should add ice cube's it was a good day song.If He plays a role in the game, why not use his song
08-23-2004 07:34 PM
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im just wondering why triads are carrying katanas should'nt they chinese broadswords or sabers or something i dunno...chinese maybe there thinking of yakuza but yakuza carry a tpe of shortsword called a dosu, my brain hurts

killer #1
08-23-2004 07:40 PM
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nitros and car modifications... sweet. i wonder if you can take car parts off of other cars... that'd be sweet
08-23-2004 08:13 PM
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cool...i hate you losers....complaining its a stupid game....i lvoe the series but kepp your dumb stuff to yourselves
08-23-2004 09:14 PM
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#53 that would be hilarious.. walk up to some schmuck's car with a bunch of your buddies and strip it to the frame!!!
08-23-2004 10:31 PM
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Here is the complete list for you guys :

New information :

-One of the city blocks in San Fierro is called Hashbury after Haight and Ashbury which were 2 hippy neighbourhoods from the 1960's.

-A Hippy Shopper store (double groan) lies in the background, with a VW Camper Van parked out front.

-A NRG 500 is added to the game to replace the PCJ 600

-Cobra Martial Arts is the name of the Dojo were CJ can learn Karate.

-One of the karate moves is the drop heel kick. (I got no idea what that is so if anyone could explain it)

-You can combine diffrent attacks to make your own style.

-Two other techniques are the running front kick and the hook-your-heel-behind-the-enimies-neck like thing.

-One of the radio stations is K-Jah West FM which has Dub and Jazz music.

-There is a place called Doherty which has some things that remind you of the 1989 eartquake.

-There is a building which CJ has bought with some other friends.

-CJ and Cesar have a mission in which they want to steal some motors at Otto's Autos. Which is located in the San Fierro version of Embercadero.

-Garden Bridge is the name of the San Fierro version of Bay Bridge.

-TransFender is the name of the shop were CJ can pimp his ride.

-Some confirmed vehicles are :
- FCR 900 bike
- ZR350 Sports Car
- School Bus
- Golf Car
- Low Rider Mustang
- Trains
- Cement Mixer

-You can change your cars:
- Exhaust
- Front Bumper
- Rear Bumper
- Roof
- Spoilers
- Wings
- Wheels

-Piming your car doesn't make it faster but it would probably boost your respect bar.

-The only way you can make your car faster is by adding a nitro. (Just think of having a FCR 900 bike and ad a Nitro. Damn.I hope you can pimp your bike to)

- It doesn't seem to be possible to get your car or motor into a Jumbo Jet so you will need to use the vehicle itself probably.

- One radiostation is Flash FM.

- One hill (which is very windy) is called Lombard Street.

- Wu Zi Mu's a.k.a. is Wuzi.

-One of Wu Zi Mu's missions is called Da Nang Thang.

- Confirmed weapons :
- Knuckle Duster
- 12 Gauge Shotgun
- Rocket Launcher
- Rocket Launcher
- Katana
- Uzi 9mm (twin-handed)
- Colt .45
- M-16 Assault Rifle
- AK-47
- Ingram Mac 10
- Chrome Shotgun

- You can climb. (I hope he can also climb the camper)

- In Da Nang Thang you need to free hostiges from a tanker. You do this by driving your car in the water and get out of the car. Then you need to swim towards the tanker. You use a knife to kill one gaurd. Then you get his shotgun and try to kill 2 other guards. After that you need to fight Head Honcho with a Katana. After a short fight (in the demo it just took 20 sec. to cut of Head Honcho's) you leave in a dinghy and earn $30,000.

- San Fierro's version of the Golden Gate Bridge is called the Gant Bridge.

- Some locations from San Fierro :
- Hashbury and Garcia
- Cranberry Station
- Paradiso
- Juniper Hill
- Westpack
- King
- Calton Heights
- Esplanade North

- There will probably be a dessert left of the countryside.

- 2 new radiostations. are also going to be SF-UR and Hit Radio.
08-23-2004 11:05 PM
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Oh, so the Golden Gate is being called Gant? Sounds better than "Garden."
08-23-2004 11:15 PM
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sweet i can customize cars lke in nfsu
08-24-2004 12:13 AM
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Gant is the Golden Gate bridge and the Bay Bridge is the Garden bridge... They're two different bridges...

Golden Gate:
http://www.eviaggiatori.it/sfondi/1024x768%20golden%20gate.jpg

Bay Bridge:

http://www.interforti.com/STOCKPHOTOGRAPHY/store_images/bay_bridge/1400tsp026sc.jpg
08-24-2004 12:15 AM
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the place in the northwest section of the map of los santos and red country nest to blueberry called "panopticon", i was wandering wat it meant so i looked in the dictionary it means " an area where everything is visible" so by the location where it iswhich is about the middle of san andreas so im guessing it also would be a high place where u can see the whole state since it is in middle of the state and is probably high up and also by the fact that the roads there are very waving which suggests the fact that it is hilly and maybe a mountain but not as big as mt. chilliad but a mountain range so i diffenet think that it is goin to be a tall area and another thing remeber the photo of the RV goin up a mountain or hill and on the side of the upcoming road in the pic is a kind of cliff and showing a vast view and that photo is from one of the first missions of the game in the countryside and the only area that is opened in the beginning is LS and red country where the panopticon is located, so in conclusioni say could there be another mountain or mountain range in San Andreas
08-24-2004 12:41 AM
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#56 - I suspect a "drop heel kick" is simply a jump-kick but instead of your toes going in the direction of the guy's head, its your heel, so its sort of like a roundhouse jump-kick.

Thats my guess anyways.
08-24-2004 01:39 AM
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Great!!!! man i been waiting for the ability to "sup up" your own presonal ride
08-24-2004 01:51 AM
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"East Los Angeles is policed by the LA Sheriff's Department"
"East Los Angeles became a popular immigrant destination during the early 1900s for Russians, Jews, Japanese, and Mexicans"
"primary Latino community is one of the most popular in the Country"

- street gangs.com
08-24-2004 02:43 AM
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Read scans of it. There was a lot of negativity in that article. But they contradicted themselves like crazy. Everytime they would complain about something, for example, the pop up and draw in, they would then praise it right below, like essentially calling it one of the best looking games out there. They were also extremely nitpicky about some thing. It's as if they were expecting gran Turismo out of the car custimization and Soul Calibur out of the fighting mechanics. However, in the end, they basically deemed theis game teh "best PS2 game of all time". It was a pretty poor, confusingly written preview.
08-24-2004 06:22 AM
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for all the people that are worring about losing your car......once you "sup" it up go and save it so ifyou ever just want to play around once your done wiht missions you will always have it in your garage but if you take it out and lose the car just make sure that you dont save again with out reloading your game
08-24-2004 06:23 AM
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i can't stand flash FM
08-24-2004 08:04 AM
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i want chatterbox back, i like the fac that we're going to be able to develop a deeper involvement with a particular car. i'ma pimp up a little hatchback, i love 'em.
08-24-2004 09:03 AM
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I sure hope Fernando Martinez makes a comeback. He killed me on Chatterbox in GTA III and also on Emotion in Vice City. "People say to me, "Fernando, what is wrong with me...Silk shirt, hairy chest, enough aftershave to kill a household pet." "Remember, if ju can't support a medallion, ju can't support a family.: Good 'ole medallion man!
08-24-2004 10:36 AM
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when will the missions be posted? it's been 2 days
08-24-2004 11:52 AM
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i was on the rockstar website and i was reading the part about blueberry and it starts to talk about the views of the panopticon and stating it having aview of "...eastern basin airport serving San Fiero." which suggests that san fiero is in the east and not north of red country unlike wat psm2 mag drew out in their article
08-24-2004 12:32 PM
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i was on the rockstar website and i was reading the part about blueberry and it starts to talk about the views of the panopticon and stating it having aview of "...eastern basin airport serving San Fiero." which suggests that san fiero is in the east and not north of red country unlike wat psm2 mag drew out in their article
08-24-2004 12:32 PM
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I think Las Venturas is north
08-24-2004 12:36 PM
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Sweet.
08-24-2004 04:55 PM
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i think that different radio stations in different cities is a great idea. i can't wait to just hear about a few songs the this game contains.
08-24-2004 11:52 PM
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# 61 and # 56 ........a drop heel kick is where the guy lifts his leg up and drops his leg on to the opponent's head (cj's heel hits the opponent's head from the top)
08-26-2004 12:44 AM
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why do we care # 63
08-26-2004 12:49 AM
 

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