Originally Posted by JackBau3r
Sam Kennedy's 1up blog:Also, here's what I've heard from my sources: GTA IV takes place in a location we've already been to -- not Japan or elsewhere, as some rumors had suggested. Any ideas?
There was a rumour that it will be sort of a remake of GTA 2, set in the near future.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gta_2
Unlike other games in the series, GTA2 is set in the near future (the game's manual uses the phrase "three weeks into the future", and phrases such as "X weeks into the future" or "X minutes into the future" are common phrases meaning "near future"; fictional journal entries on the GTA2 website suggest the year to be 2013 ) in a metropolis referred to only as Anywhere City. Its overall aesthetic style is a combination of cyberpunk with vintage-styled vehicles (which bear a striking resemblance to the style of the cars featured in The Fifth Element). Anywhere City consists of three levels, or "districts." The first level is The Downtown Area and features casinos, hotels, a large mental institution and a university. The second area is The Residential District and contains the city's prison, a trailer park with an Elvis-themed club named "Disgracelands," a research center and a large hydroelectric power plant. The third and last area is The Industrial District. It holds a large seaport, a meat packing plant, and a Krishna temple.