Are you sitting down? You are.

That's good as you may be in for a shock. Believe it or not, there's a game called Grand Theft Auto V out tomorrow. You probably haven't heard of it, it's all very hush-hush from what I hear and there is literally no one talking about it.

But for those of you anxiously counting down the hours until launch (or eagerly watching for the postman), Rockstar has launched an app to help pass the time. And the best part? It features Franklin's trusty mutt Chop.

Available today for iOS, the iFruit app lets players access the latest news, log into the Rockstar Social Club website, design custom licence plates, pimp out cars, and place orders for vehicles while you're away from the game. You can even virtually pet Chop.

Attend to his every whim and it'll result in some in-game perks. Not only will he sniff out hidden items, he'll also perform new tricks, unlock collars, and be more 'helpful and responsive'.

Unfortunately there's no news on whether you can unlock the ability for Chop to clean up after himself.

If you fancy taking Chop out for a spin, you can download the free app from the app store right now.