New Grand Theft Auto 5 screenshots, artwork and details released

Interactive travelogue updated with three fresh areas of interest

Rockstar has released eight new Grand Theft Auto 5 screenshots showing off surf, skies, racing, riding and gunning.

Amongst the locations shown in the screenshots are the previously unseen Pacific Bluffs, GTA5's version of Malibu - likely on the south west coast of Los Santos.

It has also published a new piece of artwork and updated the Los Santos & Blaine County interactive travelogue with new details, which you can read below.

  • Security & Peace of Mind: The Los Santos Police Department is famous for tackling crime in the most aggressive and unhinged way possible, while private security firms like Gruppe 6 and Merryweather Security have a financial interest in saving your assets. Sponsored by Ammu-Nation - Protecting Your Rights.
  • Fitness & Relaxation: Vanity is at an all-time high and we're an athlete and fitness buff's paradise. Fancy a bit of tennis? We've got world class courts and stiff competition. Into cycling? Grab a bike for a lovely ride along the Los Santos beachfront or a punishing path through the mountains and hillsides of Blaine County. Or take part in a challenging triathlon of swimming, running and biking designed to pit egomaniacs against each other in a test of who exercises professionally the best. Sponsored by EGO CHASER Energy Bars - an energy bar that's all about you. Watch the commercial!
  • Exciting Music & Entertainment: For those stuck in traffic, tune in to the Los Santos radio dial for a wide range of music styles to choose from - check out radio station previews of Radio Los Santos and Channel X plus Rebel Radio, East Los FM, West Coast Classics, Fly Lo FM and Vinewood Boulevard Radio. Stay tuned for more radio station previews to come. In the Home Entertainment section, you can watch a special preview of CNT's Fall TV Line Up, with clips from The Underbelly of Paradise, Impotent Rage and Moorehead Rides Again as well as a sneak preview of Kung Fu Rainbow Lazer Force, the upper-middle class super hero team coming to Weazel TV's family values entertainment programming this fall.

Rockstar has confirmed a US and European GTA 5 release date of September 17 on Xbox 360 and PS3. The game will launch in Japan on October 10.

Last month the studio revealed GTA Online with a debut trailer and the news that it will launch two weeks after GTA 5. For more details read our GTA Online interview, and get our impressions of it in this GTA Online first look preview.

Rockstar also recently released the official Grand Theft Auto 5 trailer.

For more on the game watch GTA 5 o'clock's new five minute fact series.