German magazine ‘Screenfun’ has released four new screenshots and a sketched map, in a recent San Andreas preview.
The map is certainly not official, although it does indicate the positions of each city – and where to expect particular landmarks. The twelve ‘small’ towns are also marked, and Mount Chiliad is placed between Los Santos/San Fierro (As expected)
New vehicles include: A new type of tractor, a full-winged dodo, and a motorhome.
- The twelve small towns often consist of only two junctions and a few buildings, featuring a liquor store, backery, pottery and much more.
- When flying, the radar map changes and shows a horizon, so orientation is easier.
- Realistic truck trailer physics
One screenshot shows the LSPD Chopper, pointing the spotlight towards an articulated truck; Demonstrarting the new lighting system. Other screenshots include: A tractor, driving across farmland (With astonishing detail); a motorhome driving through countryside; and the full-winged dodo passing over a residential area.
Remember to Read more for a short summary of the magazine.
Translation by ST.MU:
The three missions:
In the 1st mission CJ has to help his buddy, who is hunted by a motorbike gang and needs a diversionary maneuver. So carl races trough the forest in a jeep, with the gang after him – since they assume the victim is in the car. CJ has to avoid them destroying the doors to keep the secret. As soon as you passed the checkpoint race, your cellphone rings: your buddy is save, and you get $400 reward.
The 2nd mission starts at a trailer park. CJ is blackmailed into killing an important witness, who hides in a hut on Mt. Chiliad. Carl arrives there with a Sanchez, first killing two FBI agents and then the witness. Since the blackmailer wants to see evidence, CJ takes a photo of the corpse, and drives back to the trailer park.
For the 3rd mission R* used a cheat to spawn a dodo to save time (claiming that using a car would have taken them 15 minutes), and lands near a small hut in the forest. There the gas station mission starts, where CJ and the yet unknown girl try to steal the tanker.
It was said that the PS2 lagged during their presentation, but they hope R* get this fixed in the remaining months, as well as a few boring and streched countryside textures.