- Broker is the only island open at the start, however you can begin accessing the other islands sooner than you have in previous games
- If you die during a mission you're given a chance to retry it by way of a text, after respawning at the hospital
- Headlights can be set to full beam or dipped, but they can't be turned off
- We mentioned a while ago that you may find items of use to you in vehicles, it has now been confirmed that you can't actually use vehicles as a place to store items
- Cars are not customisable as they were in San Andreas
- Items on the ground now have a yellow halo around them. Rather than the cylindrical glow we've become accustomed to in the series' previous offerings, GTA IV's mission markers are now large arrows pointing at the ground.
- There are eighteen radio stations in total. Genres include funk, reggae, jazz, dance, Jamaican, pop, hardcore, hip hop and an Eastern European station. One of the stations is called The Vibe, which plays RnB and soul music.
- You can pause the game to view a full size map of the city. Selecting a destination will map out a route to it on your radar.
- On the subject of GPS, some of the more expensive cars have voice navigation.
- As mentioned previously it is now possible to lob grenades and molotov cocktails out vehicle windows. Firing a gun is said to be (realistically) less accurate than in previous games.
- Niko is a master at Krav Maga, a fighting style the Israeli Special Forces use.
- Niko was able to punch someone hard enough that they crashed through a window behind them.
- Once minor technical difference between the PS3 and 360 versions has been spotted - The 360 version is brighter and has slightly more vibrant colour, while the PS3 build has less aliasing issues.
Once again we recommend you read Kikizo's preview as in the past they've done an excellent job of covering more information than any of the other websites. The following websites also have new previews up:
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