The surprisingly-grand Grand Theft Auto Online, which launches on October 1, will let you pick your parents as you sculpt the character you play. Would you like to be playing as the son of GTA IV's protagonist? You can.

According to Rockstar, one of the perks of purchasing the $150 Collector's Edition of the game will be extra hereditary options, allowing you to control a descendant of some of the GTA series' most notorious individuals. It seems that any players of GTA Online will be able to customize characters, but only Collectors will be able to pull from some or all of the GTA all-star roster. According to an official Rockstar news release...

GTA Online introduces a new spin on traditional character creation with the hereditary-based creation system. Select your character’s appearance by choosing your parent’s heritage, then use the gene dominance meter to dial-in which parent your appearance favors more. Additionally, you'll customize your character's daily activities - everything from family time to illegal work and sports to couch potato hours all have an impact on your character’s appearance and skill set (and you can always rank up your skill stats more via gameplay). As part of the Collector’s Edition package, you'll get Niko Bellic, along with both Claude and Misty from Grand Theft Auto III to use as parent options within the character creation system.


Here's the rest of what comes with the $150 version to help you decide if it's worth it.


GTA V will be out on September 17 and can be bought for $60 if you just want the game. Grand Theft Auto Online comes with every copy of GTA V but won't be accessible until October.