Posted 11/22/2012 at 10:38 AM
Posted 5 years ago
For fans of the Grand Theft Auto series and mobile gaming in general, Christmas is coming early. GTA developer Rockstar Games has confirmed that the iconic GTA: Vice City will be released on Android and iOS exactly two weeks from today, on 6 December.
The 10th Anniversary Edition of the popular console game will be released simultaneously in the App Store and Google Play and will be priced at $4.99.
Rockstar says that the game is being revamped with numerous enhancements to bring “the full experience” to mobile gamers. There will be new controls adapted specifically for smartphone and tablet devices, updated character models, improved lighting effects, more precise firing, and high definition graphics (that include support Apple’s Retina Display).
The announcement comes ahead of various Vice City: 10th Anniversary limited edition collectables being released for purchase in the Rockstar Warehouse, as well as a brand new trailer for the game.
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.”
Rockstar have previously released Max Payne and Grand Theft Auto 3 on mobile, with both receiving decent reviews. With improved hardware to work, GTA: Vice City should get over some of the jerkiness of its predecessor and have us becoming addicted to the game all over again.
The developer has also taken the wise step of listing the devices that the game will run on upon its release. On iOS, the game will work on the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, fourth and fifth generation iPod Touch devices, and all generations of iPad.
Obviously, Android is much more varied, but here is the current list from Rockstar:
Android Phones: Motorola Razr, Razr Maxx, Razr Maxx HD, Motorola Atrix, Motorola Photon, Motorola Droid Bionic, HTC Rezound, HTC One X, HTC One S, HTC Evo 3D, HTC Sensation, HTC Droid Incredible 2, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy Note 1 & 2, Samsung S2, Samsung Galaxy R, Sony Xperia Play, Sony Xperia S, P, T & TL, Sony Walkman Z Series Media Player, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy S3, Google Nexus 4.
Android Tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, LG Optimus Pad, Medion Lifetab, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 / 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Sony Tablet P, Toshiba Thrive, HTC Flyer, Google Nexus 7, Google Nexus 10.
Until the new trailer is released, you can whet your appetite with the original PS2 trailer here.