Grand Theft Auto 5 lets you play both good guy and bad guy

Now that Game Informer's Grand Theft Auto 5 cover story has been released into the wild, we've found that the game is massive, and there are three playable characters in the game. But Rockstar creative VP Dan Houser has let slip another juicy tidbit: One of those characters is the game's main bad guy.

Houser, who is also the game's head writer, said in an interview with the New York Times that story lines of the three characters are completely interwoven: "It felt like it was going to be a real narrative strength: you get to play the protagonist and the antagonist in the same story."

The game, which is due out sometime this spring, still has some work to be done, he said. "We are editing, fixing, removing, replacing, adding, avidly. It's the equivalent of, if you wrote a book, and you had two million spelling mistakes. And you had to do them by hand, in a language you didn't understand."

Pre-orders for the game have already started for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and a new trailer is coming this week.