GTA 6 Trailer Breakdown: Everything We Know So Far
Rockstar Games has revealed the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto VI with a release date set for 2025. The GTA VI trailer confirms the series will be returning to ‘Vice City’ (based on Miami, Florida) with opening visuals showcasing both the city, beaches, and the Everglade region with plenty of alligator wrangling and airboats. There are also scenes of speedboats racing by a dock area, low-riders pulling up to meets, mud trucks, sportbikes, strip clubs, superyachts, cargo ships in the ocean, seaplanes, and blimps.
It’s looking like a classic GTA game already, and you can check it out for yourself in the trailer below.
GTA VI Characters
Confirmed: So far we know the name of the would-be protagonist Lucia (pictured above) who first appears in prison wearing inmate clothing at the beginning of the trailer. She’s later joined by her partner in crime who remains unnamed in Trailer 1.
Unconfirmed: There are teasers of what could be a secondary character called ‘Rudy’ with one of the game’s social media accounts ‘YoMammazJammer’ writing a caption “RIP Rudi – C U in heaven, cuz.’ and a video of a shirtless man with a red flag around his neck riding on the side of a modified pick-up truck. This could hint at a potential second character-based storyline that’s related to the ‘High Rollerz Lifestyle’ which seems to involve rap music ‘Vice Vinyl’ and an account titled ‘@HighRollerzMag’.
You can see a #rideoutcustoms sticker on both the custom pick-up truck and the Chrysler 300 SRT vehicle in the shot with the High Rollerz Lifestyle watermark.
Themes and Storylines in GTA VI
From the trailer, it seems the Lucia-based storyline will follow a ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ formula with gas station robberies, hold-ups, and plenty of running from the police. It’s unclear how this storyline links up to those other themes seen in the first trailer, including the ‘High Rollerz’ and social media accounts featured throughout, but if we were to follow the GTA 5 formula we’d expect the upcoming trailers to hint at alternative character-based storylines.
We see the city name ‘Leonida’ mentioned plenty of times throughout the trailer which indicates this is likely the ‘Los Santos’ equivalent. This includes the shot where a tattooed man’s face appears on-screen with the headlines translating to “CONFESSION WRITTEN IN INK (FOR TATTOOS): A tattoo on his neck that betrayed himself, key to the conviction of a man from Leonida.”
It seems social media and short-form video channels similar to TikTok are taking centre stage with the trailer showcasing several accounts:
- ‘DadBodSquad’ shows a scene of party animals on a boat
- ‘OfficialPOACH’ shows someone wrangling an alligator out of a pool
- ‘have.a.vice.day’ shows a woman twerking on the roof of a car
- ‘PlanetLeonidaMan’ shows a person running from the police near a gas station
- ‘GeneralCustardCannon’ shows a person outside a car grabbing their junk
- ‘YoMammazJammer’ shows a person possibly called ‘Rudi’ riding on the side of a car
The trailer showcases several returning vehicles to the game, including:
- Bravado Banshee 900R
- Declasse Tulip (driven by Lucia in the trailer)
- Grotti Cheetah Classic
- Pfister Comet S2 Cabrio
- Gauntlet Hellfire
- Schafter V12
- Coquette D10
- Benefactor Dubsta
- Albany Cavalcade
- Annis Hellion
- Comet Retro Custom
- Nagasaki Outlaw
- Willard Faction Custom Donk
- Vapid Sandking XL
- Virgo Classic Custom
It also adds several new vehicles that appear to represent:
- 2023 Chrysler 300 SRT
- 2023 Audi Q7
- 2023 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
- 1990 Ford Mustang Foxbody
There are also plenty of Lowriders and what seems to be new custom vehicles as part of the ‘Thrillbilly Mud Club’ with big American pick-up trucks lifted on monster truck-style wheels and tires. If you look closely you’ll also see several ATV vehicles in the background.
The first trailer set the release date for Grand Theft Auto VI as sometime in 2025.