Getting somewhat buried by the media blitz concentrated on today's announcement of a new trilogy of Star Wars films is the news that Rockstar Games has confirmed that the eagerly-awaited GTA V will be launched worldwide in Spring 2013 for the Xbox 360 and PS3.

'Grand Theft Auto V builds on everything we've learned about open world game design' says Sam Houser, found of Rockstar Games, 'We can't wait to share it with fans'.

According to the developer, the new game is 'the largest and most ambitious title in the series to date. Set in the sprawling city of Los Santos and the surrounding area, Grand Theft Auto V delivers an unprecedented scale and detail bursting with life, from mountaintops to the depths of the ocean'.

Pre-orders for the game start on November 5 'at stores everywhere' - and to celebrate the announcement, Rockstar has unveiled a new teaser poster...