"October 16, 2007!" At its pre-E3 press conference last year, Microsoft showed off a Grand Theft Auto IV tattoo on Peter Moore's arm and gave a happy audience the magic release date for the long-awaited sequel. Following that, Rockstar's game built momentum. The promise of downloadable chapters, the revealing of a photo-realistic city resembling New York City and the slowly evolving story focusing on Russian immigrant turned opportunist Niko Bellic were all revealed, showing a much more evolved GTA experience – one even bigger than Grand Theft Auto III or its sequels, and then the inevitable happened. Rockstar delayed it to spring 2008, giving Rockstar North more time to polish it.