Rockstar promised some big Grand Theft Auto V news when some new art was released a week ago, and today the developer delivered in the form of a nailed-down release window: Spring 2013.

Here's Rockstar's announcement in full:

Today, we're proud to announce that Grand Theft Auto V is expected to launch worldwide spring 2013 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Developed by series creator Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto V takes place in a re-imagined, present-day Southern California in the largest and most thriving game-world we have ever created set in the sprawling city of Los Santos and for miles beyond – from the tops of the mountains to the depths of the ocean.

Starting next week November 5, 2012, Grand Theft Auto V will become available for pre-order everywhere and fans can expect a host of new information to become available in November.

Look for downloadable desktop versions of the brand new artwork above coming very soon.

Oh, we will. We will.

The Spring 2013 release was previously leaked by some Polish posters. What are you hoping to see in GTA V? More tanks? Planes? Weapons? A bigger story? Your guess is as good as ours at this point, but we're hoping for all of the above, and more.

[via Rockstar]