The GTA 5 release date for Xbox 360 and PS3 is fast approaching. Rockstar has confirmed he game's launch for spring 2013, and the latest rumor is that rapper "The Game" may show up to the next "Grand Theft Auto" party. Read on for more GTA 5 release date, rumors and news.

The GTA 5 release date is still months away, but that hasn't stopped "Grand Theft Auto" fans from getting amped up from even the smallest GTA 5 leak or rumor. Hardcore gamers have already recreated a full Los Santos map and harassed a prospective key voice actor. Now there's a whole new reason to get excited.

Will "The Game" play a feature role when the GTA 5 release date arrives. We can't say anything for sure, but some new fan art released by the Money Gang Facebook page. Check out the spoiler photo above, and read the accompanying message here:

Grand Theft Auto V is coming spring 2013, but is 'The Game' going to be on Grand Theft Auto 5 ??? Never the less what do you guys think of the Artwork ???

So will the GTA 5 release date bring The Game (real name Jayceon Terrell Taylor) into the "Grand Theft Auto" franchise? Beyond the fan art, there's also the fact that the game is set in Los Santos, a fictional city based on Los Angeles where The Game was born.

"The Game has previously dropped hints at his involvement with Grand Theft Auto 5," adds VideoGamer.

What role will "The Game" play in GTA 5 when the release date arrives? Well we already know that "The Alchemist" has been brought on to compose a soundtrack that will play during missions. However, it's possible that "The Game" could be featured in the GTA 5 soundtrack. It's also possible that either the rapper of all of "Money Gang" may get their own "Grand Theft Auto" radio station.

But the fact that the fan art features a "Grand Theft Auto" version of "The Game" makes us think the West coast rapper might show up as a character when the GTA 5 release date arrives. If that's the case, then will he be an ally or an enemy? A rival mob boss or a helpful criminal who plays a key role in on of the game's heist missions?

How do you think "The Game" will be featured when the GTA 5 release date arrives? Share your thoughts in the comments.

As for that GTA 5 release date, for now all we know is that Rockstar has revealed the game will come out in spring 2013. That's all we know for now, but that doesn't mean the rumors aren't flying as alleged release dates leak online.

So far we've hear of two rumors regarding the GTA 5 release date, both pegging the launch for March 2013 (either the 15th or the 27th). But these rumors may be a little optimistic. Rockstar has hinted that they won't launch the next "Grand Theft Auto" game until their first fiscal quarter of 2013, which doesn't start until April 1st.

Will you buy a copy of the game when the GTA 5 release date arrives. Share your thoughts in the comments.