Vice City hitting iOS and Android may well mark the coming of the final entry in GTA's PlayStation 2 triad. Not only is it logical, but around this time last year Rockstar said upcoming iOS ports of both Vice City and San Andreas were "very possible." The first has come to pass, so don't be surprised if you're visiting Los Santos on your iPad in a year's time.
Update: As part of the 10th anniversary celebrations, GTA 3 is now on sale on iOS and Android, and Chinatown Wars on iOS. Each version's going for 99 cents for a limited time.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 26, 2012--
Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software,
Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce the 10th anniversary of Grand
Theft Auto: Vice City on October 29, 2012. Building upon the
success of the groundbreaking Grand Theft Auto III in
2001, the release of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City in 2002
pushed the open-world game series deeper into pop culture with a vibrant
over-the-top take on Miami, a stunning celebrity voice cast and a
loving, satirical look at the cultural excesses of the '80s.
In conjunction with the anniversary, Rockstar will release Grand
Theft Auto: Vice City for a wide range of iOS and Android
devices later this fall.
"Grand Theft Auto: Vice City gave players the freedom
of a massive open-world in one of the most iconic and vibrant settings
ever realized in a game," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games.
"It was a defining moment in the series and we're delighted to be
celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a stunning, updated
version for phones and tablets."
To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City,
there will be a series of commemorative assets released, both old and
new, including never-before-seen artwork and a brand new anniversary
trailer highlighting some of the most iconic scenes and music from the
game. In addition, a limited run of collectable promotional items will
be made available for purchase through the Rockstar Games Warehouse (www.rockstarwarehouse.com),
with select items available via online giveaways.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was originally released in
October 2002 for the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system, just
one year after its predecessor, Grand Theft Auto III,
changed the gaming landscape forever with its combination of open-world
freedom, humor and action in a living, breathing city. Vice City
expanded upon the open world gameplay of Grand Theft Auto III,
combined with nostalgia for the 1980s to create one of the true high
points in the marriage of video games and mainstream pop culture, loved
by hardcore gamers and casual players alike. The upcoming mobile version
of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City brings the full experience
to mobile devices, featuring native high-resolution graphics and several
enhancements unique to the iOS and Android platforms.
As one of the top-selling games of all time for the PlayStation 2, Grand
Theft Auto: Vice City received numerous awards and praise from
press. Rolling Stone stated, "It's not just a new frontier for games.
It's a new frontier for humanity." IGN concluded that Vice City is
"a truly unique gameplay experience," and "no other action
game comes close." Game Informer wrote that Vice City "doesn't
just match the magic of GTA III, it bests it in every way possible."
About Take-Two Interactive Software
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leading developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment
for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes
products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K,
which publishes its titles under the 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play
brands. Our products are designed for console systems, handheld gaming
systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and
are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online
platforms and cloud streaming services. The Company's common stock is
publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and
product information please visit our website at http://www.take2games.com.
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