Publisher confirms game will be released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in Q2 2013, pre-orders of the game opening November 5 2012.

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A tweet from a branch of UK retailer GAME has all but confirmed GTA V’s rumoured Spring 2013 release date. The tweet–which was originally discovered by IGN and has since been removed–showed promotional artwork from the game, all of which was plastered with “Pre-Order Now Spring 2013″. GAME’s website lists the sequel’s release date as TBC 2013.

Looks like Spring's a winner for GTA V.

Looks like Spring’s a winner for GTA V.

The tweet follows rumours from a Polish GTA fan site GTA-Five.pl, which posted pictures of promotional posters for the game yesterday. Those posters also showed a Spring 2013 release date. Last week, Rockstar released the official artwork for the game, and promised that more details would be released in November.

GTA V was announced last October. Some analysts expect it to be on store shelves by March 2013, while others are predicting a longer wait. For more on GTA V, check out GameSpot’s previous coverage.

By Mark Walton, Senior Staff Writer – Reviews