The latest issue of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has revealed new information about the hotly anticipated open-world game. Details after the jump!grand theft auto logo

GTA V is the first game in the Grand Theft Auto series to have animals. Rockstar has taken everything they learned about animals from Red Dead Redemption, and heavily improved upon it. In GTA V, you will have your own customizable pet dog that you can pimp out with different accessories, and collars. If you aren’t careful, you can even lose your dog!

But it’s not just dogs Rockstar has included in GTA V. As shown in the gameplay trailer, there are going to be multiple wild animal species that you can hunt in your free time. According to the translated source, there will be no less than 15 different species.

One more thing: there will be a full-blown mission in the game that will take place completely underwater! Excited? I sure am!

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Other than these major gameplay-related features, Rockstar has informed Famitsu that character animations are better than last time, and each main character having their own special walking style.

Grand Theft Auto V will be released on Sept. 17 on Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Japan will get it slightly later, on Oct. 10. Have you pre-ordered a copy yet?

There also never-before-seen screenshots to see, but  you will have to head to GTA forums to see them.

Famitsu (August, 2013) via GTA Forums