In conjunction with game's tenth anniversary, Rockstar releasing "Anniversary Edition" of 2002 PS2 game for select iOS and Android devices this fall.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City turns ten years old this month, and to celebrate, Rockstar Games will release an "Anniversary Edition" of the game for select iOS and Android devices this fall.
According to Rockstar, GTA: Vice City for mobiles will contain the "full experience" found in the original PlayStation 2 title.
It will feature high-resolution graphics and "several" enhancements unique to the iOS and Android platforms. These were not specified.
More information on GTA: Vice City for iOS and Android, including a list of compatible devices, will be announced in the coming weeks.
Ten years ago I was amazed at what Rockstar was able to do with PS2 hardware, and I desperately wanted them to port this game to the PC.
Soon, I may be able to play it on my cellular phone.
The march of technological progress never ceases to amaze me.
Easily my favorite one and the peak of the GTA games(I liked San Andreas but Tommy Vercetti > CJ). Gonna have to wait to get this after I get my new phone in January though as I'm sure I'll be playing the hell out of it.
Great idea, but like GTA III, the controls will be horrible. These really need to be released on PSN/Xbox Live/Steam etc. with the original control system.
@mariokart64fan The Vita certainly could run a game like this, though I'm guessing Sony wants R* to do an exclusive Vita GTA and they don't want a re-release like this to draw sales away from a new title.
Not sure about 3DS though, in terms of RAM and processing power the 3DS is a lot weaker than the PS2, whereas iDevices and high-end Android phones/tablets are many times more powerful.
the worst part of remake to android is the control,I played duke nukem remake and max payne,I think it's hard to bring 3d shooter game like it was when released
@croserII Agreed. I have GTA3 for my Galaxy Tab and the controls suck. I don't know why they are porting a game designed for a console to a tablet. Oh wait, money...A tablet game should be designed from the ground up to fully take advantage of its features.
@Spartan_418 never heard of it before,thank you
@croserII There's a $2 app called Sixaxis Controller, it allows you to map the controller for games with gamepad support, but it also allows you to map buttons to areas of the touch screen, so in theory it can work with pretty much any game. The app requires root access though
I'll definitely be buying this. Vice City is by far my favorite GTA game. The soundtrack is one of the best ever.
I'm not a big fan of mobile gaming, but regardless, it's pretty damn cool to say you can play Vice City on your cell phone. Ten years ago you probably would have been laughed at yet here we are.
so this means GTA: San Andreas will come out in 2014 because then it will have its own 10 year anniversary makes sense.
GTA: Vice City for iOS and androids? Why this? What's so wrong about making a GTA: Vice City & San Andreas HD Collection for PS3 or even the Vita? I don't want to play this butcher port on a butcher device.
ell, if sony had kept the backwards compatibility that the first 60GB model had, you could just play your PS2 games on ur ps3.
but who cares...a new GTA will arrive in just a few months.. ;)
Did Rockstar added any new gameplay features? I went back to GTA III about a year ago, and man, the thing that I was surprised that the game didn't have was a in-game map. I knew that stuff like the way-point feature wasn't available until Saints Row, but the lack of a in-game map made me question on how the hell did I ever make it through that game back in 2001? I was wondering if RockStar included the in-game map and the way-point in the re-release.
@Strider8009 blows my mind how you can miss not only a minimap but a giant map in the pause screen lol
@Strider8009 GTA 3 no in-game map? It had a minimap and also a big map, selectable from the menu. Which is also the case for GTA 3 10 Year Anniversary(Android, iOS), you just have to tap the minimap. Zoomable and scrollable.
This is GREAT news.
Really enjoy GTA 3 on my iPhone/iPad. Very excited for Vice City. I hope they added support for the iPhone 5's screen.
It's about time for Vice City to be re-released, but it's too bad we have to play it with those horrible tablet controls which make the already difficult-to-drive cars even more difficult-to-drive. I'm hoping when the Ouya debuts they can make it compatible, or maybe add support for some of these gaming controllers.
Great game but by modern standards the controls are horrible on a pad I dread to think what it will be like on a touch screen. I do want more real games for touch devices but the control schemes of ports are usually horrible. I would say The World Ends With You is the exception and I was really enjoying it right up to the point it gave me a minor attack of RSI.
OMG! I have been praying for this day since gta3 was ported to smartphones! Thank you to the gaming gods!!!
I just did a web search on this and it said it will be released on October 29th! I'm assuming they mean this year. Here's a link:
It's about time!!!! Can we finally get a HD remake of all 3 for the home consoles? Are you listening Rockstar?
*drives a huge ass truck with gigantic speakers on the back to rockstar offices * DO THE FIRST 3 GTAs IN HD FOR PC AND CONSOLES *gets arrested for raping the office building staff ears
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