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Submitted by Bounkass 1127d ago | rumor

IMDb confirms Niko Bellic in Grand Theft Auto V

As we all know, Albert De Silva is in GTA V voiced by Ned Luke. Now IMDB confirms Niko Bellic is in GTA V too voiced by the same actor as GTA IV, Michael Hollick! (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Bounkass  +   1128d ago
This is great news if you ask me! I wonder if he will be a playable character?
WhiteLightning  +   1128d ago
Not really....he was a bland and boring main character.

He has nothing on CJ, Tommy and hell, even mute Claude.

I found Roman was more interesting then him and thats saying something.
TheFallenAngel  +   1127d ago
CJ was not that good neither. Tommy was the best.
Sugreev2001  +   1127d ago
While I agree he was no better than either CJ or Tommy,he is still a great character.In my opinion,the best protagonist in the GTA IV trilogy was Luis Lopez.
TheEatingVodka  +   1127d ago
Yeah.. so a character that actually talks and interacts with things in the story is more boring than a mute one right? smh
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Coffin87  +   1127d ago
WHAT?? I loved Niko.
I liked him the first time I layed eyes on him in the Debut trailer.
I loved his accent, his dreams that didn't come true, his past that was haunting him, the way he dealt with it ...

Sure, Tommy Vercetti was still more awesome, but hands down, he was the most awesome psychopath that R* has ever created.
Edit: I think Niko had the deepest personality yet for a GTA main character.
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sofocado  +   1127d ago
I think Niko Bellic was the best. I also wonder if we get to play as him at some time.
StraightPath  +   1127d ago
Niko was awesome dont know where you coming from buddy..Niko the most developed character of them all.
BitbyDeath  +   1127d ago
I love Niko as well, he needs to go out with a bang, literally. I'd also settle for torture.
badz149  +   1127d ago
Nico Bellic?
NO! JUST NO! if yes, then another boring GTA confirmed! :-(
SpaceDesperado  +   1127d ago
If you actually listened to the dialogues and paid attention to the relationships in GTA IV you would see Niko is a very developed and much better character than the rest of the GTA protagonists.

All the other previous main characters were very stereotypical and cliche. They just revolved around the other supporting characters.

Name me one thing that Tommy, Claude, or CJ have said or done which actually showed some sort of unique characteristics or personality traits that you wouldn't consider as being 'gangster'. Only thing I can think of is CJ realizing he belongs in the hood with his family instead of the glamorous life.

It might be nostalgia or maybe just plain stupidity but I have no idea how you can in one hand say Niko is bland and boring while on the other hand say "he has nothing on mute Claude"
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LarVanian  +   1127d ago
I honestly didn't like GTAIV myself but I still thought that Niko was a very deep, emotional character. I honestly don't understand why people would say he is bland and boring. He had the most interesting back story out of all GTA protagonists and was motivated by a revenge-driven agenda.
If anything, Tommy V was actually a very bland and boring character. He displayed no unique characteristics and was almost completely devoid of emotion. I can honestly say that I have seen Tommy Vercetti's character done to death in various Al Pacino, Rob De Niro and Martin Scorsese films.
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Fez  +   1127d ago
My only problem with Niko was he was too angry...
And any attempts from him at humour fell short.

Tommy and CJ were definitely more cliché but were more endearing characters too. Mute characters can sometimes be awesome... look at Gromit.
FunkMcnasty  +   1127d ago
I agree. I thought Niko was a great character. He was the one GTA protagonist who's motivations were understood (well, except for 80% of the people who are posting non-sense in this thread, apparently).

Niko was motivated by revenge on a former comrade who screwed him over and left him for dead, that's why he made the journey to Liberty in the first place. Throughout the story there is dialogue where Niko Bellic reflects on wether he is making the right decisions here where he ponders consequences and loss of life and freedom.

As far as I can remember, CJ was motivated by being a gangbanger, Tommy Vercetti was motivated by money and power, and "Claude" was motivated by... we I'm not really sure, maybe he was just unemployed and the Liberty City mafia was hiring.

either way, I think Niko Bellic was, by miles, the most developed and in-depth protaganist ever in a GTA game.
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Trebius  +   1127d ago
Niko's character was the most developed and interesteing character of all the GTAs for sure...the ppl saying otherwise are kids who skip the dialogue and go straight to the shooting.
RedDead  +   1127d ago
Same as LarVanian. I dislike GTA4, but Niko was the first character that was actually developed and not Cliche
Micro_Sony  +   1127d ago
You can debunk this rumor as Micheal Hollick said that he was screwed over by R* by getting minnimum wage for his work and the game made millions - he said that he will be not working for R* agin unless the uop his pay.
Fez  +   1127d ago
Didn't Ray Liotta say the same? He got shafted cos he didn't realise how big Vice City was gonna be. Must be quite annoying when you're the main character in a GTA game and don't get paid fairly.

On the other hand, these actors are loaded anyway!
IronFistChinMi  +   1127d ago
Maybe they did offer him more.
farhad2k8  +   1127d ago
I agree with sugreev2001..
Luis Lopez was on par with CJ to me.
His story and character was put really well. Hope to see more of him.
Abriael  +   1127d ago
great news or not, the name has been removed. See here: http://n4g.com/news/888648/...
DeadManMcCarthy  +   1127d ago
Hurr durr IMDB confirms Niko Bellic is a voice actor hurr durr. If it ain't confirmed by R* then it isn't confirmed at all.

lol @ trusting a freely editable site like IMDB.

Idiots.
anti-fanboy  +   1127d ago
I hope you get to kill him in V. His accent was so fake it was annoying. He is the worst GTA character.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1127d ago
I agree with you i hope you do get to kill him.
Gantrfaxx  +   1127d ago
That would be great, i'm fu..ing tired of black gangsta and italian mafia stereotypes.
MrBeatdown  +   1128d ago
Judging by the Edit button right next to the cast list, I'm guessing any moron with some spare time can edit the list. Plus, why would Rockstar want to bring back the voice of Niko when Rockstar and Hollick had a huge disagreement over what he was paid?
Coffin87  +   1127d ago
Funny, the same is being said about Ray Liotta (Tommy Vercetti).
49erguy  +   1127d ago
Am I the only one who didn't like Niko? Luis and the guy from Lost and Damned were much more interesting IMO. But, when it all comes down to it, all 3 of them can get shelved if Tommy or Carl could make an appearance.
beavis4play  +   1127d ago
agreed. i'm wanting tommy vercetti.
vortis  +   1127d ago
Luis was a boring character archetype in my opinion. His character portrayal was fun and interesting, mostly because of Tony Prince, who I thought really stole the show.

I do agree that I loved Johnny from Lost and Damned...that story arc was spot-on amazing and it seemed like the ending was a bit rushed. I definitely want to play more of their "fighting out of the hole" scenario which seemed to just keep getting worse and worse.
Acquiescence  +   1127d ago
Wouldn't have thought the actor was on very good terms with R*...
after complaining about the paycheck he got for his role in IV. Anyway, I hope Niko isn't in this new installment too much; dude was far too downcast and angst-ridden for the GTA universe.
Kran  +   1127d ago
IMDB cant ever confirm stuff.

While I'd like him in GTAV, IMDB is mostly ran by users, so anybody could put that up, a staff member thinks its true, and then it gets put up.

There's been a few things that went up on IMDB and turned out to be fake.
Fishy Fingers  +   1127d ago
I could probably sign in and edit the imdb page if anyone wants this rumour debunking, or perhaps spicing up... Nathan Drakes in GTA V according to imdb.

But in all seriousness I wouldn't mind him making an appearance, I'd rather have a new/different lead though.
Agent_hitman  +   1127d ago
Nice!, niko is back!
SmashBrawler101  +   1127d ago
I can see why a lot of people hate what this site tries to pass off as "news" lately. This is IMDB, the Wikipedia of movies, for crying out loud. Anyone can edit this crap.
wenaldy  +   1127d ago
Tommy > Niko
Acquiescence  +   1127d ago
Indubitably dude.
BeAGamer  +   1127d ago
english?
gamerwiips360  +   1127d ago
Something is going on.......
My sixth sense says that GTA V will be like Fast V where most of the Characters from prev. entries make an appear !!

Anyway, It dosn't matter. Its ROCKSTAR! and its GTA V, Sam & Dan Houser! Close your eyes and get lost in Los Sentos.

CHEERS :)
Ezio2048  +   1127d ago
seriously looking forward to this game since when.........
rattletop  +   1127d ago
i don't think it's true. maybe a guest appearance.if u have played the dlc for gta 4 as well, you will notice all 3 lead characters appeared in all the 3 storyline. so something like this is possible
belal  +   1127d ago
i like niko bellic but tommy is best!
zu4G  +   1127d ago
YES, if this true, nico will say, "perhaps SAN ANDREAS things will be different and will be better than Ever"
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Focus  +   1127d ago
I want Brucie back
Etseix  +   1127d ago
first comment that makes sense to me (H) hahaha
solidt12  +   1127d ago
Brucie was the man.
LarVanian  +   1127d ago
Niko and the events of GTAIV and Episodes from Liberty City will probably be referenced a few times in the game. I doubt he'll make a full appearance in the game due to what happened between Michael Hollick and Rockstar. But then again, Hollick could be easily replaced.
ZippyZapper  +   1127d ago
It would be cool if they all ended up in the same city and I could play any one I want.
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TheStonedSheep  +   1127d ago
You do realise that ANYONE can go in and add new cast members?
d0nT wOrrY  +   1127d ago
"You think am a joke ha?" XD
Ocean  +   1127d ago
There was a chap on the trailer that looked like an older version of Niko (the chap with the cardboard sign) so maybe he has a small part somewhere
Darth_Bane79  +   1127d ago
I think the guy we see with the cardboard sign is the guy that Niko was looking for, remember? When they bring him on a van and you have the choice to kill him? If my memory doesn't fail me, I think he goes running around like crazy if you let him live.
Darth_Bane79  +   1127d ago
Just checked, the name was Darko Brevic
Coke-a-Cola  +   1127d ago
Hear we go again ...... as rockstar ( star-maker-game -Machine ) begins.
Tossing small herring to the waiting seals , I hate myself but I shall probably be swimming with the rest .
D3mons0ul  +   1127d ago
I really don't want him back.
Mr PS3  +   1127d ago
Bring back John Martson !!
g5bay  +   1127d ago
I didn't like gta4 because of the main character niko that guy sucks bring some one like cj some gansta shit not gay shit like gta4
joinsideke  +   1127d ago
I can't imagine this would be fake, but it doesn't confirm anything about his playability. Rockstar has absolutely been exploring more with incorporating characters crossing niche groups. I see Niko more as a cameo on his current where-abouts.

Niko was great In my opinion. He was real. It made GTA4 incredibly relatable.
GraveLord  +   1127d ago
:(
Hope he is not a main character.
Trainz  +   1127d ago
I wish I could play as Phil Cassidy.
ArronC07  +   1127d ago
Anyone can update IMDB, the listing is also showing 80's page three model Samantha Fox as Nico's Mom. I'd take IMDB listing at this stage with a truck of salt.
ArronC07  +   1127d ago
Listing for both Sam Fox and Michael Hollick removed. Move along please, nothing to see here.
Tonester925  +   1127d ago
I remember they had said that the person doing Niko Bellic's voice on GTA IV was mad because he didnt get paid enough after all that money Rockstar mad off of him. I wonder if he would come back.
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