news\ Apr 22, 2013 at 12:50 pm

GTA 5's The Epsilon Program rears its ugly head again

GTA 5 The Epsilon Program

The Epsilon Program, the mock religious group in Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto series, is back again. After some brief activity towards the end of 2012, the cult -- wait, they are no longer considered a cult -- has returned. The group's Twitter has ramped up its activity with a number of Tweets and Rockstar has released a new Epsilon Program screensaver.

As explained when Rockstar first began viral marketing for GTA 5, The Epsilon Program is a satirical take on Scientology that was featured heavily in GTA: San Andreas while vaguely referenced in GTA 4. Seeing as how Grand Theft Auto 5 will be set in a fictional versions of Los Angeles, which just so happens to be the birthplace of Scientology, there is speculation that L. Ron Hubbard's shady religious cult group could play a large role in GTA 5.

Rockstar has also posted a video about The Epsilon Program. In the video are two of the "12 Goals of Epsilonism," along with the 12 tenets of KIFFLOM, or 12 "facts" like sperm does not exist and that the world is 157 years old.

"The Goals and the Pledge of Epsilon will continue to be revealed in due time," the post reads. Elsewhere in the post, it invites you to visit one of the group's "enlighment centers. Directions will be provided in one week's time." In the same post you can download and install the Epsilon Program screensaver.

Grand Theft Auto 5 is due for a worldwide launch on September 17 for Xbox 360 and PS3.

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